Gusty gusty day at Lopez
Lake Lopez Lake Lopez Recreation Area
Started off being the first person in the morning planing around at 9am on the 8.5.
I was joined by some other guys on big gear, including Mauro who came out for a second session as the wind picked up. A few fun drag races ensued.
Later in the afternoon the wind picked up and all the right sized sails were taken. I sailed over-powered using a 6.5 Fluid downhauled alot in 5.0 conditions. The leech would flap in the wind. The 105 was small and cut through the chop, nicely but is a really slow board.
I had a few chop hops, one of which I actually turned the nose of the board downwind and floated a little (FINALLY levelled off the board). I came in to see Max filming so went back out just crashed ALOT.
Ended the day with a fair amount of injuries (scrapes, cuts, bruises). Exhausting but good day.
+ turned the nose of the board downwind while in a chop hop... it was pretty intense!!!
+ carved through gybes on the JP freestyle, though crashed alot
+ worked on oversheeting the big 8.5
The day started with an early switch of the wind, but when it picked up it was really really really gusty. Settled into a good happy hour, but I didn't have a board to enjoy it.