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AUG
24
2014

Taking Flight

Nitinat Lake Nitinat

Awoke to solid marine layer and dead calm (bad), so started to break camp in earnest in the hopes that the wind might show before we left so the boys could fly the trainer kite before we left, and it did!

Use the 'big gear' briefly while sailing with Ethan, then quickly switched to smaller stuff.

Ended the day with a sunset dinner atop Incinerator Rock at Long Beach.

Quotes of the session:

Ethan (as we were packing up): “Why are we going to Long Beach? Why don’t we just stay here the whole week?”

Me: “You’ll see when we get there.”

Ethan (at the end of the day): “Thanks for rescuing me.”

Me: “I didn’t rescue you. I just came out and gave you a little moral support.”

Ethan: “Same thing.” [smiles]

Ethan (climbing out of the van at sunset at Long Beach and seeing the glassy waves peeling in): “WOW!!!! Look at the waves Dad!” [super cool to hear]

Weather Conditions

Wind *** (out of five stars)

Strong as the day before, but less consistent (some mild on and off again).

Water/Waves *** (out of five stars)

Similar to the day before (small chop).

Jumps **** (out of five stars)

Steeper ramps offered in both directions. Fun day for jumping!

Stoke **** (out of five stars)

Stoked to get out for the third day in row and make the best of our ‘travel day’ to Tofino!

Water Colors



The Day at a Glance

Wind/Temp

   20-25 20

Waves

  

Equipment

  Rio 135 (Ethan), Goya Quad 102 (me)/Ezzy 1.9 (Ethan), Ezzy Wave Panther 5.2 (me)

Time

  1 hrs. 30 min.


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