forecast called for variable winds 12 to 26 knots, and thats what I got. After feeling overpowered yesterday I sized down to the 6.2 since the winds were maxing out just under 20 when I arrived and was rigging.
After rigging it was of course down to 12 or less and I considered rerigging. Went out anyway and slogged halfway across the lake, turned back and thought about packing it in when I got slammed by a gust and managed to get back under control and hang on for a wild ride I pushed as far out and as far back as I could to hang on. Had mostly flat water but the gusts brought series of waves with whitecaps. wind was peaking around 26 according to the gauge..
It was exhausting in the gusts, didn't last long today.