Big winds, y'all. Saturday on Gardiners Bay, launching from Goff Pt. it was 4.2's ville with the occasional 3 meter wing. I arrived after peak conditions ("you missed it!" I was warmly chided) but still got to join Jon Ford, the Wolf, Hulse Bill Scott Frank Jeff Jan & Bruce, Fisherman, Joe on the outside, whilst about ten people were windsurfing Napeague proper. Fat starboard ramps (too bad I can't jump on starboard) and swell to jibe off on the outside, and some waveriding inbound for signature Gardiners fun. I was overpowered but not badly, and when it's that windy, mistakes and falls can be really "good"...if you're on the beach watching it happen to someone else. "All my falls were good," Fisherman said. Jeff and the Wolf each had a quality explosion, and I myself blew apart twice.
I missed Sunday but caught the flurry of texts...West Meadow! West Neck! Meschutt! Received this report from Jeff, who caught it at West Meadow: "3.7 nukage. Myself, Christian, Tomas, George, Joe, Scott, Bill, Jon Sassone and some other WM regulars. My forearms are bricks after a day of 4.2 followed by 3.5." I'll bet!
(Surveying the nukage at West Meadow. Photo by he of the brick forearms.)