Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

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Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Yesterday's wind was a joke.
Nothing close to what they were reporting.
I hope it will be for real today.
VP afternoon.
Ed

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

I'd like to go. The past couple of sessions were full of monkey pumping and I'm a bit wore out.

Edit: It would be nice if the rain factory in Mississippi would let up a bit.

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

After being skunked yesterday afternoon, I plan to try again this afternoon. I'll be heading to Van Pugh.

Barrett

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Now it shows 15 - 25
I guess I need to load my van with all the gear Biggrin

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?
ediksail wrote:

Now it shows 15 - 25 I guess I need to load my van with all the gear Biggrin

Nah, just an umbrella... Edit: I never said this. My account was hacked. Blush

The Gilmer readings yesterday were wacky. Wondering if the chillier than normal water from the rain has an effect. Probably one of the bigger mismatches I've seen since peak April/May dome-ness.

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

2:30 VP report
Well this bites.
It came up for about 30mins now it’s dead.

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Will try OF

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Heading ro OF

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Itch scratched
Sinuses irrigated

Just got off the water, still have whitecaps but arms have been reduced to noodles.

Three of the usual suspects kiting on twintips
Hamdi and I foiled ( Hamdi did really good )
Jim C came by
David W joined us on his PWC

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Was it blowing as hard as Gilmer was saying?

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Not sure the wind speed on the water but the 5.7 was more than enough sail.

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?
Langdon wrote:

Not sure the wind speed on the water but the 5.7 was more than enough sail.

I think it was - i was over powered at times with 5.3, particularly around 5:30-6:15 range. Fun afternoon, very unexpected for late June.
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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Ed, Alan, JP, Chris & I sailed at Van Pugh. While I was rigging, the wind kicked in at 4 PM from the NW. The rain machine failed to materialize. It was dry & warm enough to be comfortable without a wetsuit. It really was blowing as hard as Gilmer was saying, only steadier on the water. I rigged an 8.5m sail, but should have rigged a 7.0m. The wind was steady enough that I flattened the sail and kept going with my 122 liter board. When I drove off, a 6.0m would have been just right. Also worth noting, the sky was beautiful with clouds in rapid motion.

Barrett

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Friday Foilday video.
Chris P @3:09

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Nice lookin' sail. Wink

Looks like you are getting it wired. Well done.

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Moses 1100 is like auto pilot.

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

For some reason when I foil it's more like the 737-Max autopilot......

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Randy are you still in Hatteras?
Are the restaurants and shops open?

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?
moredownhaul wrote:

Randy are you still in Hatteras? Are the restaurants and shops open?

Got back today. Don't know about WS shops, but most all businesses were open. We did carry out a few times. Dare county has a mandatory mask requirement for all "places where social distancing is not possible." Every business we saw interpreted that to mean inside their premises. Beaches were open but not terribly crowded, though we avoided peak hours. The sound was pretty much empty except for the half dozen jetskis from a rental place nearby and a few random paddle boarders, wingsurfers and kite surfers depending on wind.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?

Nice video Alan. What kind of board is Chris using?

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Re: Friday 6/26. Is it going to be a real wind?
moredownhaul wrote:

Randy are you still in Hatteras? Are the restaurants and shops open?

I was in Hatteras last week too. Shops are open. Good luck finding a place to stay for the next month or so. I talked to a few people at the rental companies and they said this was the most full they have ever been. Every single place was booked solid.
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