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abhthree
post Apr 24 2011, 07:42 PM
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Was a little concerned this past Saturday when I went to the beach at 10am. The TBR crew had the place all to ourselves. Matt rode his 7m and washed the salt off from Brazil, he claimed he was a little underpowered. Safety Jason rocked a 12m, making sure he maintained a living on the edge, overpowered profile. I rode a 9m and tried out my new stick, 6' fish, quad fin set-up to start, and switched to my skim about an hour in. New board is good. It is super fast, and really holds on the turns. Need some more time on it to feel totally comfortable, but it gives me the nice big deck I was hoping for to catch some more of the sloppy waves that we get on the SW. Got a few little rides, but there was too much W to get the good stuff.

The point is totally changed this year with the water being down. Where we could ride on the inside last year, is littered with small sand islands and only inches deep. Later in the session I tried to ride my skim through there, but it is so shallow, you can't keep an edge. There is a sweet barrier island that formed on the second sandbar off the point, and I imagine it will be freestyle heaven, along with a great showcase on a SW to watch people boost it. My goal for the year is to olley my board into my hand so I can start doing some aerial stuff. Hopefully boosting that island is possible for the strapless crew.

I will await some other opinions, but if the point stays the same I think that thermal that some believe was stolen by Atlantis the past few years will return to Tawas for this summer. There is usually some more sand movement, but it is shaping up to be different than it has been for the past 7 years out there.

I was happy to see some of the local crew showing up as we left. A big apology(half-hearted) for poaching the best wind. Buoys were reading 25-28 knots.

It was my first water session for the year. Water took my breath away time after time as I tried to control the speed on my new surfboard. Strapless with boots sucks compared to the bare feet, harder to get the dogs moved around, and to feel that board. Wasn't one of my best performances, but a great way to start the season. As 9 is my small kite, it was a gnarly way to start a season. Fully powered, ripping through the multiple breaks at Tawas point, trying to not go whale watching to stay in close, because I can't find my kiting lifejacket or my gloves. But a memorable session none the less. We can travel the world but that point is one of the sweetest spots to ride, hands down.

Glad to hear the local crew showed up, hope everybody got a nice taste. Looking forward to seeing everyone as it warms up a bit and excited that 2011 is on. See you in Tawas.
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post Apr 24 2011, 10:16 PM
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Nice Arnot! A stellar report. Can't wait to hit Tawas this year! AC
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post Apr 25 2011, 09:37 PM
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Safety ?Jason? I though there was but one....

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Or is it like a knighthood? Some act of debaucherous ribaldry/lunacy, a tap from a tart with a sword, and, Bob's your uncle, you're a Safety?
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post Apr 26 2011, 10:47 AM
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QUOTE(sojopo @ Apr 26 2011, 02:37 AM) *
Safety ?Jason? I though there was but one....

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Or is it like a knighthood? Some act of debaucherous ribaldry/lunacy, a tap from a tart with a sword, and, Bob's your uncle, you're a Safety?


Priceless!!!


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post Apr 26 2011, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE(ORK @ Apr 26 2011, 10:47 AM) *
Priceless!!!


I have to say, I sat and laughed pretty hard after doing that one. Better add it to my FB. Later.
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