Erie Long Beach
AM it looked iffy. Talked with Jim and made the decision to take my gear for a ride to the beach. As I came round the bend....bang...whitecaps! Jim pulled in right after me. I rigged 5.8 / 95L and Jim rigged 6.5. I slogged and drifted downwind. Needed my fix so badly that I decided to go big. I only realised after that at the time I first went out it was in a lull and the wind kicked in while re-rigging. Sailed 3 hours on the verge of overpowered. Sail could have had more downhall. Idealy I would have been on the on the 5.8 / 120L, but didn't bother changing since I hade already made my way upwind and into the Play Pan. Both the swells on the outside and the surf in the Play Pan were exelent. Although on big gear, I nailed some beautifull jumps and the board, concidering it's size, handled wave riding pretty good exept for a couple of instinces where because of it's size, it wouldn't react fast enough. All in all, super fun waveriding with Jim.
Sunny, warm steady wind, warm water