Monday, June 1, 2009

Downwinder to New Inlet

Craig Young and I avoided the crowds at Real's Triple-S on Sunday. They had sceduled a "Planet of the Apes" run. Instead, we crusied downwind from KHK in Waves to the New Inlet. Winds were pretty smooth averaging around 20 mph. I flew my 8m NEO and at first thought I might be a little underpowered. But as we took off I realized it was perfect. It allowed me some freedom to really try different things and work on my transitions. Did my first backroll. Rode toe side for the first time on the water (been doing on land with my ATB). And really figured out how to jump...just need to work on those landings! It really felt like my skill reached another level. One step closer to some wave riding on the ocean.