Sunday, December 6, 2009

Accidental Stability Check

We had wonderful NNE wind at 20-25 this morning, but the temp was only 40. So I waited until late morning, hoping to time my downwind run just before the wind died and right as the temps rose.

That didn't work out as planned. The wind was about 0-3. About the worst conditions you could ask for, after a morning blow from the NNE. The ultimate balance challenge. Lumpy seas left over from the morning wind and no wind now.

Notice my feet almost hanging over the rail. At 26.5 wide, there isn't much room for my natural stance width.

The run is nothing exciting, but I am excited by the insane stability of my newest shape. I did the entire run without getting wet. I could go down to 25.5 wide without any issues on the next board. Crazy!


Author said...

wow if those VFF's work in 40 degree air (what's the water temp?) then I guess they would do the job for surfing in socal.

NC Paddle Surfer said...

Water temp is 60