Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Today was a surprise windy day! I got to go out with many sailors including Grahm Ezzy and Fred Haywood. I was soo stoked to be sailing with those guys and I pushed harder than usual. I was also on a friends 73L Taboo board that rocked! I was flying higher than ever! Woo Hoo!!
ps- check out pg 69 of the new Windsurfing Mag :)
Posted by Sam Bittner at 6:38 PM
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Yesterday I got so stoked to go sailing, event though there was not so much wind. I was hanging out before hand at Hookipa where the film crew was for the new Windsurfing Movie. A few of the stars were there and getting ready to go out, despite the lack in wind. I sat waiting so long, I had to have some fun for myself. So I drove down to Kuau, rigged up and went out. It took me a bit but I finally got out through the waves way down wind of the channel. I worked my way up and the first wave I caught took me out. It was the kind where the wind gets knocked out of you and then you are held under for a bit. Fun. . . Regardless, I got in a spot around the corner with no wind and had to swim in to make it to work on time. Thanks to Russ for helping me get to work!
Posted by Sam Bittner at 8:34 AM
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Yesterday was one of my top windsurfing days ever! The trade winds are back. It was pretty big, although the picture doesn't look it. I had a very hard time getting out through the waves and once I was on the outside, I just stayed there working on jumps and jibes. Soo much fun! Then, on my way back in, I rode one mast high wave that was the thrill of the day! Yeah! Back on the water again!
Posted by Sam Bittner at 10:26 AM
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The last two days have been soo much fun! Still blowing Kona. Monday I sailed at Kuau on my new 3.7M sail. It was the fist time to use my new sail and I had a blast! It took me a while to get out past the waves, but on the outside there were loads of ramps to practice jumping with my left foot forward. Then yesterday I went out at lowers and had all day to play. What fun! I stayed on the outside for quite a while before I braved the waves but when I got my first wave, it was addicting and spent the second half of my session just attempting to ride wave after wave. Im sure it didnt look like much, but i was having a blast! Its fun to ride in Kona winds because everyone is at a disadvantage and everyone is screwing up and laughing at each other. I had some pretty good hits to the reef and some new proud scars on my legs and feet:) Today pretty light but i am headed down now to check it out.
Posted by Sam Bittner at 10:34 AM