"Scott, Jon & I showed up at Tiana around noon to perfectly side-shore 25-35 mph winds and sand a-blowin'. With plenty of wind on the beach, we figured we could dodge the shore break and blast around on small gear (4.2 for me and Scott, 4.7 for the mighty Ford). Bruce arrived a half hour later, questioning our sanity of launching at high tide on an exposed beach with a ripping current (see photo with the current running against Scott's legs), but soon joined us on 4.2. While there wasn't much in the wave department, the wind didn't disappoint, and we were happy to be sailing on the ocean in December."
(Top: Jonathan and Scott happily outbound. Middle: Scott in dubious launch zone. Bottom: Air Bruce. Photos and video by Jeff Schultz.)