Monday, November 9, 2009

4.7 Onshore Wind Session

The wind here in Florida has been relentless for a week, every day around 20 mph. Yesterday was probably the windiest yet, with 20 - 30 mph. I used a 4.7 msq Ezzy wave sail that I got last year from a guy who had switched to kiting. The waves weren't huge where I launched near Fort Pierce's South Jetty, but I still had some trouble getting out due to the onshore wind direction. Once out, however, it was great. There were some nice waves on the North side of Fort Pierce Inlet, and some very challenging voodoo swells in the inlet itself, where the incoming waves met the outgoing tide.

4.7 Windsurfing in Fort Pierce, FL from James Douglass on Vimeo.



Today is even windier, but I really really really need to catch up on work since I'm leaving for a conference in California tomorrow.

6 comments:

Chad said...

James Looks Good. Lisa and I are planning on coming to FL to see my mom around Christmas. I am hoping to stop by to sail in your area as we are on our way to the Keys. Hope we can hook up.
Chad

Catapulting Aaron said...

Nice legs! I need to give this clew-mounting thing a try... :)

Aaron said...

Great vid. Awesome jumps!

Timothy said...

That inlet is downright treacherous, just did my first crossing yesterday... It was made much more exciting by the fact that my kite had a slow air leak!

Jenny said...

Lookin' good ;)

Jonathan said...

Dude, that was awesome! I want to be a windsurfer when I grow up. I bought a Bruce Jones ~9 1/2ft windsurfing board for $10 sans fin or anything else for that matter. So, I'm getting there.