"This meeting of the Eastern Long Island Wind Chimp Association will now come to order" Scott said. But nobody listened. Frank was already on the water. Christian and Kurt and Jeff were rigging. I was telling everyone who would listen (ie nobody) that exactly a week before I'd been windsurfing in a bathing suit. John and Joe Natalie were on the way, so Scott could meet with them. But instead he chose to rig a 4.7, as did I. Couldn't wait to get on those Meschutt ramps!
Jeff noted that at 38 degrees this was the coldest session of the winter season (and we were two weeks into Spring). It broke my own rule of 40 degrees (unless there was full sun, which there wasn't). But I was so stoked having come back from Bonaire that I couldn't be stopped! Hands were cold, though. C'est la V. A little snow fell.
With poor attendance for his ELIWCA meeting, Scott switched to a jump lecture. Air Scott is impressive when upward bound, so Jeff and Christian and I listened as he counseled curling up into a ball, then extending the front leg whilst sheeting in hard and down to the waist. "It looks good!" Scott proclaimed. Jeff went out and immediately performed such a jump. I don't know how Christian did, but it was just about then that the wind came up to 4.2, and I called it a day.
Every month should begin with 4.7 conditions!
(Top: Meschutt goes off, Scott goes up. Middle: Dressed for success! Bottom: Scott air on starboard. Photos by Jeff Schultz.)