On our travels today took us passed a lake called Three Valley Lake. This lake I have driven passed many times over the years driving from Calgary to Vancouver or vise versa. Almost every time it is windy. I have had the desire to windsurf there, and either the time of day or year or gear hasn't made it possible. So today was the day!! It was windy warm and we had time. It is a narrow lake and as I found out, the wind is stronger on the north side. The lake at this point runs east west. I launched from the board launch on the south side right beside the highway. It was gusty and as I got on the water the wind had backed off a bit. I had rigged my 6.0 and the 760 foil. The gusts were strong so when I got one, I was up right away. Now there isn't much runway on this lake and as you sail upwind to the East side there is a Hotel so you can't get too close to that shore. As well it gets light on the south side. I did get up wind and had fun being out on this gusty mountain lake. It ended up being a short session as the wind began to back off. So only one up and down, but totally worth it. So nice to get out even for a short 26 min session. And to finally have sail this place. It was really fun on a foil and had I done it on a windsurfer it would have been less so. Just for the short distance of the runs, that is would I love about foiling!!! You just keep going. Lets see what Saskatchewan has to offer this fall!
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