Today I windsurfed at location number 12 this season. Trying new spots is really fun, but sometimes you have to walk further to the water. That's why I got wheels to strap my board to. It worked GREAT today. Two sails, two masts, a boom, and a small backpack.
According to the meters the wind wasn't blowing all that hard. The windmills were turning nicely though, and it felt like enough to go. So, I rigged my 5.3m sail on a 105 liter board and walked out waist deep. No problem water starting, and next thing I knew I was on plane and heading upwind.
The direction at this location near Buffalo was a little onshore, which made it really fun riding more parallel to the waves. I wasn't expecting the waves to be so jacked up with barely 20mph of wind, but they were awesome. Breaking waves with about 20 feet of perfectly smooth water between them made for some bitchin carve jibes.
The sun was shining bright the whole time, and the water was warm enough to go barefoot. A perfect session in the urban jungle. Get a set of wheels for your board. It will expand your options.
Eric L. Mihelbergel is an intermediate/advanced windsurfer, kiteboarder, and foiler living in the Great Lakes Region of New York State who enjoys sharing about windsports and fitness.