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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Heckscher July 17, 2011


heckscher.7.17.11 from Frank Messina on Vimeo.


 We say a lot of things about Heckscher.
We complain about the weeds, the bone jarring chop that will knock the fillings out of your teeth.
It's the Great South Bay; we complain about the water quality, we sometimes refer to it as the "sewer".
The water can smell in the summer. It's not the clear beautiful water we get in the ocean.
There is no wave sailing or windSURFing at Heckscher.

But there is chop. The kind of chop that made Mike Burns and Jon Sassone into world class freestylers.

So why do we still sail there?  It's the thermalls.
It can be a miserable windless, 90 degree day on the island...but if it's gonna' blow,
it will blow at Heckscher.
Enjoy the ride!

2 comments:

McPhilly said...

Boo ya for Heck!

There's a few breaking waves out there in some specific places, if you hunt 'em down, even in a SW.

drysuit2 said...

You can see I hunted those I could down.
But in the Demo video they where everywhere to be had.

I will always remember... you where the first guy to take me out in the waves.