Oh boy... I'm quite beat up!
The staff of Windsurfing magazine is in Maui testing a bunch of wave and freestyle/wave boards between 80 and 90 liters.
They asked me if I wanted to take part to the test and of course I accepted with enthusiasm... I love testing boards!
They have quite a good testing system, according to which each tester has to try each board at least three times and fill in a form after every single test.
When I started yesterday, there were 7 boards to try. Well, a few days will do it... I thought.
Today, every time I came out of the water to switch to another board, they were unwrapping a newly arrived board. When I left the beach around 4pm they had something like 16!!! That's scary many...
Let's see, if I want to ride them 30 minutes per test, that makes 30x16x3=1440 minutes, alias 24 hours. If I test 2.5 hours a day that'll be 9.6 days... man, that's a lot!
In this photo we have Dave (tester), Josh (managing editor), Cat (cute testeress) and Eddy (editor).
Lil forecast. The wind is supposed to get a little lighter next week (god, I hope so!), eventually very light around Thursday, when a north swell will hit and become pretty big during the weekend.
Overall, it looks to me like a turn towards more wintery conditions... I really hope so, I can't wait to surf some glassy ones! It feels like the wind has been blowing forever and my body needs a break from windsurfing...
PS. Don't even try to ask me feedbacks about the boards... they had me swear to keep my thoughts top secret!