best description of great day

best description of great day

Post by Stewart Legl » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00


like sniffing a couple hundred
thousand magic markers

stew

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by MTVNewsG » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00

(overheard on the morning of a great day)  "I'm bringing a 5.0 too, in
case it lightens up."

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by Neil » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> like sniffing a couple hundred
> thousand magic markers

> stew

A great day is when I see seagulls flying backwards...

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best description of great day

Post by wndsur » Fri, 12 Sep 1997 04:00:00

like ripping 5 footstaps off 5 different rental boards in Margarita right
after you buy the insurance.



Quote:
> like sniffing a couple hundred
> thousand magic markers

> stew

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by NLW TFW » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00

How about getting in so much shred time in one day that you actually quit
from fatigue before the sun sets or the wind quits?

Or just getting in two back-to-back sessions, each perfectly and
consistently overpowered for over four hours, on a 4.2 and then a 3.7? Then
as you come in because the moon's not bright enough to continue, you sit
down in your van just as a new Star Trek: Next Generation comes on TV. You
eat pancakes right through NG, and then a new Star Trek: Voyager comes on.
By the time it ends you've eaten more pancakes, gotten out of your wet
suit, and settled into bed with expectations of being on the still-rigged
4.2 again at dawn. That's a great day.

Mike \m/
Never Leave Wind To Find Wind

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by TomBuckO » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00

A GREAT DAY:

That panorama when I drive up to the beach.  A thin line of blue
stretching across the windshield - that feeling in my gut when I fix on the
sail angles - raked all the way back and tips whippin like crazy.

Doing the dance for a mile out to the windline - finally I feel the
familiar pull in the harness lines - step back in the straps and it takes
off.   It is a release from everything that holds me back - and I never get
tired of it.

Coming in over the swells and dropping into the pipe - water smooth now -
just screaming upwind going faster than seems possible

Sailing all alone at sunrise - closer to god than thee

A crash that hurts more than my worst water skiing wipeout - that is cool.

The feeling in my hands as you ride in the elevator up to work 60 stories
above - the roughness of my skin and callouses - shaking hands with another
windsurfer

Going down in the ba***t on a *** winter day and just looking at my
stuff - there is something perfect and artistic about the shape and
geometry of the gear

aaahhhhhh  . . .

Tom O'Brien - Chicago
AHD, HiPer-Tech, MultiSail, etc.

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by Special Admin log » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00

        Well, I had a good one last year. Great 4.5 day on  Buzzards BAy
with perfect 4' swells/ramps. Then after that, wife wants todo the wild
thing in van, ( found some woods in Falmouth). Then  an awesome meal
of fried clams at Mc Melmanys ( best I've ever had). I've yet to top
that day, and still think of it often.

Paul

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by Taura » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> like sniffing a couple hundred
> thousand magic markers

Mast high waves and only one person out sailing an offshore reef that
has an inside kelp induced calm spot for jibing in 5.0 conditions...
walk home bear foot after a couple hours and about 100 waves, dragging
your stuff on a cart and collapse on the lawn furniture out front and
watch the sun set into the waves you just rode, while drinking home
brew... this happens all the time in California... life is sweeeeet!

           ~~~~Tauras Sulaitis~~~~            
Daily Surf and Wind Report for Estero Bay, California                
   http://www.slonet.org/~tsulaiti/SurfReport.html

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by Edward W. Sco » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00

"I'm waiting 'til it backs off to 3.7."  Overhead on one great day (aka
Big Thursday") on SF Bay.

--

     Ed Scott                             ShrEdding SF Bay    

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by NLW TFW » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00

I had to smile at Tom's apt and descriptive pictures of great days,
especially "That panorama when I drive up to the beach.  A thin line of
blue stretching across the windshield - that feeling in my gut when I fix on the
sail angles - raked all the way back and tips whippin like crazy."

Here's our counterpoint to that pretty picture:
* That 10-mile-long dust trail between the freeway and the lake [partly
because we drive faster on the dirt road than on the freeway because we
ain't seen a cop yet on the dirt, and partly because when the wind blows
right down the straight road, it can whip up a dust cloud visible for 20
minutes before we reach the freeway exit].
* Watching carefully for coyotes or cattle, neither of which would be any
fun to hit at 75 (have never seen one yet on the road).
* The brown, scruffy vegetation, that my mid-western farmers in-laws
consider completely dead.
* Cactus everywhere, to peeing in the boonies can be risky and REQUIRES we
bring our own TP because the leaves are like a handful of fishhooks.
* The tortuous, rocky, brown shorelines, with only rarely a  wisp of
vegetation to keep one sail panel off the gravel -- and the first guy there
gets to use the wisp.
* That ground, so hard that driving in a stake or screwing in a dog anchor
is impossible, so we tie rigged, unattached sails to handy milk-crate-sized
rocks. No shortage of THOSE.
* The sloped, natural rough gravel/rocks we stagger through in our bare
feet, hoping we are lucky enough to return ashore in a place at least as
inviting.

But, ah ... an advantage: we are parked in the full force of the wind. No
schlogging allowed or required. As soon as our fins clear the bottom, 5
feet offshore, we're POWERED and facing a one-to-five-mile reach.

Then comes the "step back in the straps and it takes
off.   It is a release from everything that holds me back - and I never
get tired of it" part, which makes the rest of it worthwhile.

As for "that feeling in my gut when I fix on the sail angles - raked all
the way back and tips whippin like crazy." .... We often don't have that
luxury, as I'm often the first one there, and sometimes the only one. Not
just the only windsurfer ... the only human being in sight all day. It's
spooky and invigorating, and it's strange to welcome the sight of a JET SKI
because it's your only company.

As for sailing alone at sunrise -- that's a great sensation, especially in
huge Gorge conditions when you just KNOW there'll be 300 more people in yer
face within an hour. When you beat the mod that well, you don't waste time
rerigging unless you're a full meter off. But at home, sailing at 3:AM is
fun, too -- on smaller lakes. Alone under the moon, or with a couple of
friends with glowsticks taped to whatever's convenient. (Would
glow-in-the-dark ***s work on a WARM summer night? If the sailing's that
good, they'd often fit! [apologies for chauvinist crudity!])

Then there's the look on your office-mates' faces the next day, after they
start ***ing about having a hard time walking yesterday and you tell 'em
what a MARVELOUS day it REALLY was.

Mike

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by Sail » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00

The day I got blown off the lake and  was huddled under my sail from the
hail stones and Jim "rescued" me and we got struck by lightening on the way
back accross the parking lot.  Standing on top of a picknic table with a
roof (roof nails sticking out inches from our head) while the hail pounded
us horizonially on our legs.  Boards blown off cars over huge trees.   Then
Jim wants to go out dancing afterwards (no, please no...) and introduces me
to Joan, my future wife.  "The day the lightening struck."  

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by R.E. de Meije » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Today,

Force 7, possibly 8 in the afternoon. With a sideshore direction. And the
North Sea is still about 20 degrees.

Ramon

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by JC10 » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00

 Here's a speedsailors 2 cents:

"A great day is flying along in 16 inches of water, trailing your back
hand on the sand bar and jibing before you notice the three sailors in
front of you eat it as they run a ground one by one.+

 
 
 

best description of great day

Post by Andrew Ronna » Tue, 16 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>    Well, I had a good one last year. Great 4.5 day on  Buzzards BAy
> with perfect 4' swells/ramps. Then after that, wife wants todo the wild
> thing in van, ( found some woods in Falmouth). Then  an awesome meal
> of fried clams at Mc Melmanys ( best I've ever had). I've yet to top
> that day, and still think of it often.

> Paul


That sounds like a truly great day.  I'm jealous.

Andrew