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Friday, September 19, 2008

Ike brings the wind in typically calm September

With the influx of wind and coastal friends, Ike gave no rain, but great winds.

On Saturday the 13th, the serious windsurfers were out at Windy Point on Lake Travis. Due to the North-ish winds, most were launching from the point and heading across the channel.

I saw a range of gear -- formula boards, big sails, sails as small as 4.2 square meters, low volume boards, and even dacron sails. I also saw some familiar faces like our pres, Erica, Darran, Laura, and many others. Brian was trying out a vulcan right next to the shore, so you could see his technique in action.

Wanna see if you can do that move yourself? Check out these links:
The Vulcan and The Spock.

The awesome thing about these big winds is you get to see people's chops too. Darran caught some great video footage that day. Check it out here:


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