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JUN
1
2014

Candlestick sort-of-bliss: Lighter and from the north

San Francisco Bay Candlestick Park

After having so much fun, the sensor looked to be setup similarly so we went back to the stick.

Looking like it did yesterday around 3pm, we went for 4.5 for Jenn right away and got on the water hoping it would pick up. George came up from Palo Alto as well and I rewarded him with a spock "beer" (Energy drink for him).

The direction was completely werid, very much from the north so on my first reach I was already far down-wind, enjoying the full speed blasting of bearing off (not realizing how far off the wind I was going!)

I had a great 30 minutes of 4.8 powered up before the wind started to fade. I bagged out the sail as much as possible and kept going until I was only planing half the time, then barely at all at which point both Jenn and I limped back to shore. She was underpowered the whole time but was enjoying it since she could work on stuff (unlike yesterday when she was blasting everywhere but could only gybe).

Coming back in, I helped Jenn re-rig but stayed on shore to have a beer in the warm sun. She got an extra 30 minutes of planing around on a bagged out 5.0.

Progress:

+ 2 spocks, one of which was right-infront of Jenn + George! Still got it! Going in with lots of speed and popping around faster is leading to more success now that my muscles know it's possible, it's like flipping a switch.

Weather Conditions

Winds from the North (reaches to the highway and way down the beach from the launch) which started out perfect 4.8 and faded from there. Devin had alot of fun on his 9.0 blasting around



The Day at a Glance

Wind/Temp

  N 14-20 22

Waves

  

Equipment

  99L Skate/4.8 Loco

Time

  1 hrs. 30 min.


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