4.2! Giant airs! Four turn front-side down the line waveriding!
I missed it, but Jeff didn't. Nor did Scott, the Wolf, Jon, Pav, Bruce and Eric. It sounded so sweet...I haven't sailed in the ocean in six months, and haven't caught scary air in over a year. I want it!!!
Meanwhile in the strange incidents category: Jon had his Starboard quad board stolen right off the beach! Apparently, some caterer thought the board would make a cool buffet table. Fortunately, some off-duty plumbers spotted the crime, and took down the guy’s license plate. Cops quickly tracked the car down at Dockers, where Jon drove over and retrieved his board. He was able to get back and still have a session!
Let's hear it for those plumbers...way to go guys!
(Scott heads outbound in search of rampage. Reporting, most of the prose and the photo by Jeff Schultz.)
Another Saturday at Sebonac. Scott Jeff Kurt and yours truly (me later to be swapped out for Frank and Joe) on 5-somethings and all kinds of boards. I started with the 5.5 on my 109...then the wind picked up, so I boarded down to the 99.
That killed it.
Then it came back, then it died again. Then I left.
Which brought it back.
You know the drill. Still it was sunny and fun!
I pulled a major kook move, not zipping up my 5.3 (though I spent plenty of time getting the neck seal just right. When I fell I thought "I really should still be in a drysuit...this water is cold!"
My first local sesh since mid-November! Plagued by minor surgery, a dinged back, and the Winter That Froze Over Hell, it had been awhile for your humble editor. But the dry spell is done! 4.2 at Sebonac Inlet: Scott, the Wolf, Frank, Jason, Peconic Jeff, the Natalies and moi in the bright sun and nippy water (48 degrees) I got an hour in sailing moderately powered, which was plenty for me as the back recovers. It got holey towards the end (as Easter approached?) and Scott pronounced "it's OVER" just as Jan and Bruce arrived (Jan in her spiffy new truck straight from the dealer.) Next time. I can't wait until next time!
(That's the view from Scott's helmet cam as he takes some air. Oh yeah!)
Windsurfing. Stand up paddling. (cough) Kiteboarding. Stuff to buy, to sell, to swap.
I love swap meets. All that gear that's seen all that wind and water. Waves even!
Hampton Watersports, Saturday May 9th, 9A-4P. Swapping is free, if you sell you get 100% store credit or 80% cash (last time I checked.) What watersportsman (or woman) isn't going to spend every dime they get from selling gear on MORE GEAR? Not me. I need more gear. You need more gear. Also you have too much gear that you're done with but that someone else could really use. Go swap.
See you there! For more info call the shop (631-283-9463). Hampton Watersports, 1688 County Road 39 Southampton, NY 11968
From points west:
Take the Long Island Expressway (495) east to exit 70 south (County Road 111 Manorville).
Follow CR 111 south to end.
At end it forces you onto Sunrise Hwy (RT27) east.
Follow RT27 past exit 66 (North Road Shinnecock).
RT27 will merge into North Highway CR39
When 27 changes from highway to road (with 2 lanes in each direction), Hampton Watersports will be 1 mile further on your right.
From east of the shop:
You know where the shop is, dog.
(if it reads like you read it before, that's either because I'm repetitive, I've copied the copy from a previous post, or both. At least I changed the date!)