Today was one of those days that the wind was blowin' hard. 25 mph steady. But no one available to run shuttle cars for a down-winder. So I headed to Marine Park to play in the chop. Little did I know that between 1:20 and 2pm it would pick up to 40 mph sustained with gusts off the chart. (See the big spike on the chart below). MAYBE I was heading upwind at 1 mph. Maybe. But oh boy the ride back was fun... short, but fun. Good, steep waves and nice rides. 5 round trips (about 3/4 mile each) was all I could handle. My arms were done.
Once back on land, the wind was blowing so hard I could not get my board back on the truck. I had to stick it inside and drive to where I could park behind a building that sheltered me from the wind.
Little did I know my old friend Jim Taggert was taking pics from shore and posted them on Facebook almost before I got home. Thanks Jim!