Thursday, January 26, 2017

Rare "big" wave windsurfing day on FL Gulf Coast

Over the weekend a big blast of West wind crossed the Gulf of Mexico, sending unusually large waves towards the normally waveless coast of Southwest Florida. By Monday afternoon some of the waves were over head high, and the wind was pretty strong from the West Northwest. I went windsurfing at Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples and made this video. I was using a 5.5 sail and an 83 liter board. I felt overpowered on the 5.5 sail and would rather have been on something smaller like a 4.7, but the extra power turned out to be really useful for going upwind out through the waves.

Wiggins Big Waves 1-23-17 from James Douglass on Vimeo.

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