Sean checking the weather.
Out for a
quick paddle this morning. We jumped on the water first thing in the morning as
there was a small craft wind warning that was supposed to die down around noon.
morning when we checked the weather again, the system had changed. Winds were
15 knotts from the west increasing to 30 knotts by noon. Seas 1m increasing to 2-3m
Here in Toronto, winds from the
west mean that you are forced to surf near the nude beach. Thank goodness that
the cold winds have arrived blowing the sun worshipers back indoors with their
artificial sun lamps. Trust me, there are never super models there.
normal, it wasn't as big as what they were calling for but it was pushy enough.
We surfed for a couple of hours getting trashed several times. Later, we
practiced deploying and setting up our tow systems in big water. It is always a
little bit more of a challenge than in flat conditions so it is good to
On the way
home, we played around in the large waves which were around 3-4 feet at this
time. We tucked our paddles under one arm, closed our eyes, laid back on the
back deck and waited to see what happened. Yes, we got knocked over quite a few
times. It was a bunch of fun.
Oh yes, we also
paddled for a while with our eyes closed. That was weird.
We are kind
of geeks about that sort of stuff.