In reality, it's been really fun down here. Yesterday's late session at Hookipa was all time, for example.
Logo to mast high waves and clean faces. Glenn, I hate to say, you would have loved it!
Today the wind went crazy again. I went out early on a 3.7 and sometimes even that was way too big.
It was very gusty and that took a toll on everybody's body. Well, I guess on the 49ers the toll was a little bigger... I can barely lift my arms tonight and I'm afraid I'm going to make use of some chemical stuff (read Ibuprofen) to seek some relief... I have a shoulder and a wrist that are definitely sore...
Think if I didn't have a Superfreak! Once again, thank you Jeff Henderson, for such a unique sail.
In between sessions (the late one was killer again), I took some photos.
Shot of the day goes to Boujmaa, who was on fire. I guess strong winds are quite common down in Morocco...
Chronological order now.
|Nice bottom turn, Colin!|
|I saw Klaas Voget on the beach and this could be him|
|sometimes the wind was too much even for Boujmaa. He miracolously regained control and landed that on the face of the wave... I couldn't believe it!|
|shall we call that logo high? Kai K.|
|a pair of nice legs go to take photos|
|Bouj, kinda vertical goiter|
|Fernandez, Voget, someone else... no idea.|
|that's easer to spot. Mark.|
|Peleg. Did I finally learn his name?!|
|nice bottom-top turn mini sequence by Boujmaa|
|and a 360. He was all over the place. Literally, since he also went on the rocks.|
|ever wondered how a clew first top turn looks like? Hard. Not for Mark though.|
|this is to give you a different perspective... and an idea of the amazing zoom of my point a shoot super light camera. Gosh, do I really have all those hair on my legs?!?|
|Levi enters the scene|
|Morgan nice spray|
|Levi. That gust on that wave is at least 30 knots. And he does goiters...|
|Levi. How many perfect style aerials of him did I shoot?|
|never enough, really...|
|yet another one from Levi|
|Diony checking the scene from above|
|Levi, do a bad aerial for a change once in a while!|
|Koster tried a few double forward off the lip. One, he water start landed it.|
|Ever wondered how a clew first bottom turn looks like? Extremely hard. Not for Mark.|
|that must have been quite a wipeout for Manuel... but he made the blog! Sorry, bit blurred...|
What else. Judging from the amount of red still on it, the forecast keeps looking horrible... but hopefully it's going to be fun anyway. Big north swell in a week, could be good down at Kanaha.
I'm trying boards and might have find a really good one. Need to keep working on the fin set up though. But I'm getting closer....
Tonight Josh Stone told me:"hey, I saw a hit of you that was just beautiful... on a set wave!"
He might as well be just the nicest guy in the world, but fuck... that feels good!!!
Thanks brah, keep smiling and sharing the stoke.
That's what's all about. That's what I'm trying to do with this blog.