It had been a solid year since I windsurfed in the ocean. Arm injuries over the winter and lack of conditions this Spring/Summer...if it weren’t for SUP I’d have forgotten what ocean swell and surf were like. But finally we caught some! Not much breaking, but beautiful rolling swell 4-6 feet at the Bowl made jibing glorious, and there were enough steep slopes to play with the occasional bottom turn. We’ve all been so starved for wind and waves that the place was a grin factory. Scott, Frank, Jon, Jan, Bruce, the Wolf, Bill, Jimi Jam, and more were all ecstatic. For some bizarre reason Peconic Jeff was late to ring the enthusiasm bell.
At first he said he was going to the ABK clinic (a tough choice to make, with the mighty Andy Brandt preaching freestyle just 3 miles down the road.) But then Jeff showed at the Bowl and started taking pictures, (Jeff is a serious photographer) but
DUDE...I’M ON A 5.2 AND THE SWELL IS NEAR HEAD HIGH!
After snapping some photos (including the one here of The Silver Surfer Jan ripping) Jeff did finally rig and join the fun. At which time I was rigging down to 4.5. Warm, windy, good swell, and uncharacteristically for the Bowl, no rain. It takes a lot to get me to skip an ABK clinic. I got it!