I haven't had much chance to windsurf lately, on account of work and wintry weather, but last Saturday there was a break in the cold that enticed me into a west-wind formula session. As soon as I got rigged, though, the wind fizzled. I shlogged for about an hour, disappointed and getting chilly in my shorty wetsuit. Only after I had returned to the beach to de-rig did some wind kick in, from the north. I added another layer of neoprene and went out again for a half-hour of fully-powered blasting with my 9.8 msq sail. It was totally worth it. I even got some video with the GoPro HD camera, which came out ok considering the poor light conditions.