Today was one of those days where it was really easy to be the first one on the water and the last one off. Sunny, 65 degrees and blowing 20 knots from the SouthWest.
I tried to spend the majority of the day on the SpeedBoard. It's sort of funny to ride it after measuring it and then seeing it in a CAD file and then seeing the first glimpses of what the new boards will look like. I almost feel like it is the bastard son. I now see all it's weaknesses I feel it's drawbacks. Yet on the other hand its comfortable. I know how it will feel during certain parts of the run, I know how it will handle the chop and again I know when it will go fast and when it won't. Today it did allright. The angle on the practice runs in Katama was relatively deep and the water texture was really smooth. Unfortunately the wind never quite jumped up the way I hoped it would. I was riding my 15M and although I felt powered up I never felt like I was fully lit. I was never reaching for the depower line with fear in my eyes. But a man can always hope for more tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow all my 2013 BEST Kites arrive tomorrow at some point. You think UPS will be nice to me and deliver them early? That would be a nice early birthday present.
The day ended with that fire ball lighting a bright orange sky with a waxing moon in the SouthEast. My rooster tail behind me and glassy water in front of me..Today was indeed a good day.