Today was a unique and Awesome day!! The started with a great windy session at Pratt lake. It was blowing SSE so from the cabin I had to get to that part of the lake and the weeds were tall and making me work. Once out of them and into the wind it was a great gusty day. It was blowing about 20 knots and more in the gusts. I was on 5.0 and F4 760 GP front wing. It was a beautiful fall day and warm, getting up to 28C. It was a short session just over 30 min. I haven't windsurfed or foiled on this part of the lake in a very very long time. So it was fun to blast around, was having a great time. Though there was more. The session was short cause there was more. More down below!
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The more is that it was a 2 session day. The wind was coming up even more and I drove 30 min to a different spot. One that I have never been to, but was looking at google maps and thought it would be great to try out. The lake is called Big Shell lake. And we drove to the boat launch on the NE side of the lake to get the SSE wind direction. So now it is afternoon and the wind was 25Knots gusting to around 36knots. You can tell as the spray coming off the waves was much more air born. I went out on the 4.0 and the F4 580 GP front wing and I was way overpowered with the Wing in the gusts. It had a bit more lake chop and was WINDY. I had a great 50 min session and my arms were falling off at the end. I didn't have my harness lines set up on the Wing, so no relaxing the arms. It is great to be challenged by strong winds. The launch was weedy as well and had to swim the gear out a bit. Once I was up and going it wasn't a problem at all. What an Amazing fall day, warm and windy and playing on some chop. Out of control at times yet not a way that I was worried at all. Great skill raising session, and yes I have a ways to go. Though today felt great and my progress was getting much better. One of the things I am not consistent at is switching my feet after the gybe. That today was much better and was getting most of them. Working on making them smoother as well. That is the next thing to play with. Today was truly a blast, and checking out new places is always fun. This lake didn't disappoint. This could have also been the windiest day that I have Winged in yet.
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