How often do you find yourself beginning to hook in at the beginning of a session when you realize you have no hook? I've done this my last two sessions in a row. They've both been at Mecox, and happily Sally has been on the shore both times (using me as a wind dummy) so she's also been available to throw me my harness (after laughing at me.) C'est la life.
Another Sunday, another southerly. Not quite as strong as iWindsurf cracked it up to be (6.2 with a lot of holes) but still warm and planey and a good day to work on tricks (upwind 360's, backwinded jibes, hoss tacks...hit most all of them.) Also on the water: Sally, Eileen, Eileen's dog's vet (must learn his name). Visiting: Regular Peconic Puffin reader Sam, who needs more time on the water (enough vicariousity sir Sam...we're looking for you to be rigging next weekend! Sam's been tres busy, we know...)
Eileen and I confirmed what I have long suspected: In southerly winds there is an extra MPH or two of wind in the northeast-most corner of the bay. There's a bit of a wind tunnel as the wind blows into Hayground Cove, so if conditions are marginal (or you simply want some predictable extra speed before jibing or throwing a move) this is the place. FYI
Not on the water: Various pansies watching TV, going to lectures (don't ask) entertaining guests. I don't understand. When I began windsurfing in 1992 at the original Puffin House I was given a short list of rules and guidelines. The very first one was: When it's windy, you sail.
Meanwhile for the true men and women of wind and water: keep these summer shortboarding days coming!