Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jacky's Week in Cocoa Beach

She kited too, but don't have any photos of it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

81 degrees everyday this week

in Cocoa Beach! Why did we come home? Yuk, get me out of here!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

DW raceboard For Sale SOLD

14'6 x 27 DW raceboard For Sale. I built 3 boards this Winter with identical shapes, but different carbon layups. The first of the three built includes a windsurf sail fitting (removable) and was done using bomber thick full carbon top and bottom. This is the one for sale. Price is $950 firm. This construction would cost over $3000 from a famous shaper. My shape is optimized to excel at downwinding in close spaced ocean wind chop (SW summer wind).
This is the board for sale. The windsurf attachment unscrews if you don't want it.

The DW raceboard being windsurfed

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Itty Bitty Waves on Itty Bitty SUPs

From Saturday morning

Sebastian Inlet this Afternoon

We probably could have kited late this afternoon, but decided rest was the better option. Driving home tired is not fun.

The swimming hole under the bridge

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Smyrna Beach Today

The forecast was poor for surf, kite, and windsurf today, so we went on a scouting adventure to New Smyrna Beach, near the inlet. The water was very cold compared to Cocoa Beach. Lots of surfers in full rubber, while nobody in Cocoa is in rubber. We stopped by Steve and Marty's shop (Sandy Point Progressive Sports) and found some nice fins and water shirts.
Elusive waves (I'm very comfortable on the 7'8 in any conditions)

ENE wind less than 10 (7'8 Hokua)

Not worth the effort

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Smoke on the Water!

We hit the water in the morning fully lit on a 12m kite. Soon the 12m was fully depowered and I was still on this HUGE Fly Door kiteboard. The board is more comfortable than my 140 Cabrinha. Unreal board. It's flimsy as a noodle. That is likely part of the magic that keeps it from feeling big when the wind goes off. It sure is nice to have a board that goes in light wind, yet doesn't send you racing back to the beach for something smaller when the wind kicks in.

At noon we went windsurfing. Lit out our minds all day. Cocoa Beach is a windsports paradise. Kite, windsurf, or SUP, it has it all and rivals Hatteras for fun. Air temp 85 today!
Worlds Biggest Kiteboard?  163 x 46

Jacky on her 4.7

Jacky......4.7 fully lit

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another Good Day

I kited, SUPed, and windsurfed today.
Dwight on David's 13m Crossbow

Dwight on David's 163 Fly Door (awesome board)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fantastic Day of Surfing


Jacky, the big wave magnet


Jacky ducking again


Jacky on her 7'3 Hokua


Dwight on the 7'8 Hokua

A second bottom turn on the same wave as above. Yahoo, lots of turns today.



Passed right by us surfing




No wetsuit required. Locals trunking it too.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sex on the Beach

Jacky and Cindy enjoying the Horseshoe crab show. They are all mating on the beach.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

WooHoo......Kelly Park Goes Off

80 degree water and 78 degree air greeted us today at Kelly Park. Warmer than last year down here.
We got here at 4 pm and it was still blowing hard!

Jacky on her 5.3

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Downwind Boards are Done.....Yeah

Windsurfing footstraps have turned out to be the best SUP handle ever! Well not counting the new Naish handles anyway. All stickered up with imaginary sponsors. HARD WORK, but cheaper than spending $5000+ on all carbon boards made by somebody else.
I'm sick of board building again! We'll have to wait until next Winter to see if the shaping bug returns. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Morning at CB Pier. Extra Long Period Swell

Brad 8'0 PSH WR
CB1 returns from foot surgery! On his 9'0 Mana
Surf Machine 8'0 PSH WR
Jacky on her 7'3 Hokua
Surf Machine
Todd on his 8'6 PSH WR
The Flying Machine
Surf Machine
The only picture of me and I'm on the wrong wave. Look behind me!