Thursday, February 21, 2008

Super Tuesday

The wind conditions were really good on Tuesday afternoon at Carmines Island. Twenty-something knots pushed my 5.2 sail and 77 liter board to the edge (below), and gave Sam Lake a chance to try his new 9 meter kite.

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Unfortunately, things didn't go so well for Sam. As soon as he got his kite aloft he started floating up into the air and I had to grab the back of his harness to hold him down. Eventually he got things under control and managed to ride a couple hundred yards on the water, only to discover a small rip in his kite. He patched it, but by then had decided it was too windy to ride. As always, Sam was a good sport and a team-player about it, and took the opportunity to wade out into the shallow water and do some photography. I think the differences in lighting effects between the two pictures are pretty cool.

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Sam, next time I hope you get a good ride and I can get some pictures of you.

2 comments:

Farrah said...

I am jealous. Next time it blows like snot you call me.

Andy said...

Glad to hear you're catching it!

Just a head's up, you've been called to action in the comments of:

http://lostinhatteras.blogspot.com/2008/02/warm-sunset-disappearing-moon-freezing.html

See you soon!