Windsurfing magazine published an article about me and my blog.
That's extremely cool, thank you guys so much!
Guess what I thought as soon as I saw the article for the first time?
Dammit, they choose that photo in which I don't really look that good...
But I really liked everything they wrote. Thanks again! I may even end up buying a copy!!! ;-)
Allright, let's open another window into paradise...
It's the third day in a row that we are blessed with some serious windswell. Check what 9 feet, 10 seconds, straight from 90 degrees turns into at Hookipa.
Here's Glenn about to hit (or be hit by) a lip. Love the light.
Patrick Bergeron in a backloop.
Andres (a young sailor from Colombia) gets better every time I see him...
Patrick bottom turns into a juicy one.
Here and here are a few more photos.
Two words on my sessions. The wind was very strong, gusty and offshore. The first day I went out on a 4.5 and very small (68l) board. Mistake. Such a small board (my favorite wave board) requires strong steady wind. I wasn't comfortable in the lulls (plenty of those on the inside, as usual).
The following day I went out on a bigger board and a 4.2. Much better. So, here's my kook tip of the day: when very gusty and up and down, rig small and pick a board that will make you float thru the lulls.
This guys is Ken (did he say from Maryland?). He came to me at Hookipa saying:"man, you are inspiring" and showed me his pretty clever helmet mount of the gopro camera.
Check it out, it looks much better than mine... He was still testing it though, so I don't know how well it worked.
I'm still working on an instructional video on the different mount possibilities.
Unfortunately my laptop screen broke. I'm using a fixed screen, but that doesn't help much the posting mood... I got to post laying down on the couch!!!!
Here are a few photos from a fun surf sesh on the south shore at the beginning of the week.
In the meantime this couple of tourists was enjoying a not too shabby sunset.
This guy had a great style on his longboard.
I'll leave you with some romance on the hill at Hookipa.