On June 28th, we finally scored a long awaited session in Manitoba. It had been weeks without wind and a big southern push brought hot temperatures and winds gusting from 17 to 34 knots. Towards the end of the day I shot this video with my GoPro before the card was full, and I didn’t capture all the action I wanted. I decided to put it together in a quick edit anyways and share it with you, because it was my last session in Manitoba before heading to Brazil for 6 months of windsurfing and instruction in Icaraizinho
Hopefully I’ll be posting a video from Brazil every 2 or 3 weeks. I head down on July 12th so the first video should be shortly after that. I plan to post some sessions as I work on progressing my skills, some instructional videos, and some highlights from guests and pros as they come through. It should be sweet, so check back often.
Crazy 40+ Day at Victoria Beach End of Aug 2011
The Season started in April at the 2011 Windsurfing Magazine Board Tests live. I had two and a half great weeks of riding brand new light wind gear and sailing with 30other sailors. Plus I got to stay in some sweet beak front Houses on the Avon Sound. The drive was a killer over 30 hours from Winnipeg to Avon, the way back even worse having to do it with a sprained ankle.
When I returned I had to take a month off the water. Not a big deal since the season didn’t start for a month. The ankle was still giving me some problems, and was attending physio often, I hate to admit its not 100% yet,but nothing I can deal with. Just keeping my fingers crossed I don’t re-injure it. This was the second injury tot eh same ankle.
Pre Season me and a buddy launched Prairie Ocean Windsurfing, a local windsurfing school to help promote windsurfing in Manitoba. Over the summer we got some new blood into the sport and helped people improve there skills, plus had a blast.
This was also the first season I dedicated myself to keeping a windsurfing log, had done it before while racing, but never after every session. This season I recorded a little over 30 sessions, only missing about 5. I sailed mostly 4.7 – 5.8 with a few session on bigger and a few on smaller. Most of my time I was riding at Willow Island or Victoria beach where I scored some huge days. I found the log helped me improve, letting me focus on what I need to work on, and things I did right or wrong during that session. I would deffinitley recomend it to anyone looking to step up there game, and I will for sure keep doing it.
Anyways the Manitoba season is officially over for me, as I’m off to Club Ventos, Icaraizhino Brazil this afternoon.
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