Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Broken rules.


I know my body. It’s only taken me 40 something years; but I’ve pretty much figured out that if I go windsurfing in the Ocean in conditions like we had on Saturday, I need a day off to rest. But just like the 12 year old I am mentally I succumbed to peer pressure and sailed Tanner on Sunday. Believe it or not I was on the exact same rig I used the day before in Logo high waves. But out by the sedges across the bay behind Gilgo the water was only about 1 to 2 feet deep dead flat, and super fast. Great practice for my jibes. But I broke rule number one don’t windsurf two days in a row. Give myself time to heal.

Yesterday [Thursday] afternoon I sailed Nest Neck with Mustang, Rich, Al, and Jeff. Classic outgoing tide, with a gusty North Westerly. No gloves needed!


It was so good that I broke rule number two; don’t sail longer than three hours. As a result my knee and shoulder are so sore, I actually followed rule number one and blew off a great surf this morning with Mustang. Sorry man; I am just too sore, and it’s supposed to be windy again tomorrow on Saturday. Man’s got to know his limitations…
BTW I'm in the green. Photos thanks to BLUEHARBORCAT.

2 comments:

McPhilly said...

Folks have some interesting looking PFDs on these days...any special doodads?

Looks like a fun day at West Neck. drove by there one windy day with the family on the way to Caumsett, but nothing but film crews — no windsurfers that day.

drysuit2 said...

I sewed a little back pack on mine. It holds extra line, a stubby Phillips head screwdriver, a downhaul cleat, and a glow stick. It's also a nice place to stash a pair of full mitts in case I have to swim home. When I have to sail a great distance: like when going to Demo, I wear a small Camelback under my PFD to stay hydrated. and last but not least...every year I buy a new strobe for my PFD. let's hope we never have to use it. Can't wait to sail, or surf with you again. I'm sailing; but not hardcore. My knee is still tender from a few weeks back.