6/15/24, Sulfur, 6.0/86L/112L Surfer, Kiters, Winger

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6/15/24, Sulfur, 6.0/86L/112L Surfer, Kiters, Winger

Postby kenonstott » Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:25 am

My wind meter was hovering between 18 and 21 at noon (as predicted), enough for 5.2 but I decided to go with 6.0. Glad I did as I only got 2 screaming reaches before it dropped back to 6.0/86L conditions. Oddly, it continued to drop a little and I ended up on the 112L board from 2:00 on. Tons of great shore-to-shore rides and speed runs between the island buoy and boat club. The wind was pretty west so there was plenty of Sulfur chop. I was joined by at least 3 kiters and 1 winger. Kenny had the biggest kite I have seen as far as width goes (ram air/foil ?). Doug’s kite looked like a handkerchief next to them but he was the fastest of us on his foil and seemed to be able to fly at any angle. I quit at 4:00 with back spasms (back to back 2.5 hour days, 4 days this week). Feeling my age. Wonderful day and week. Great to be sailing with Doug again.
Ken Onstott
Sailing both the Gorge and Utah on my 8'2" HiTech and my 3 Starboards; Sonic 85L, S-Type 115L, and Carve 135L. Small quiver is Northwave, larger sails are Ezzy and Sailworks. Often in my white Odyssey but also in my wife's motor home.
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