Killer Khan... that's what my friend used to call me in high school. Now some of the Berkeley crew call me that, cuz I tend to arrive late and kill the wind, and yesterday was no exception
I got to Berkeley late around 5pm and rigged the 5.2 Loco and Twin Tip 100 as things were looking solid, however the wind was dying and going North at the dock as I was hitting the water. Got some planing runs in, but I was was pretty underpowered and underwhelmed. I saw other people struggling to get back to the dock in the localized offshore breeze, so I decided to head upwind and come in at HS Lordships Restaurant.
WTF: that's what I was thinking as I pulled into the cove and saw a kite bar hanging from the tree in front of me. Here are some accounts of what happened:
I guess I'm taking a page out of the appleinsider.com playbook. Whenever Apple releases a new product, Apple Insider takes lots of nice pictures. Where we differ however is that AI likes to show unboxing photos, showing off the slick packaging, and then finally get to detail shots. Windsurf board boxes are pretty vanilla, so I'll just get to the good stuff.
The first rule of Team Dawg is to show up. Work, weather, traffic, injury... those are just excuses. But only slightly less well known is the 2nd rule of Team Dawg: those who are injured have a duty to show up and film everybody else having fun, so I battled injury and weather to perform my civic duty and get some storm sailing footage at Half Moon Bay. One thing I wasn't able to overcome were the dying batteries in my camera, so I had to fill up a lot of space with BAFing... sorry!
The wind was up, and the rain was flying, but it still looked like fun. I'm two weeks removed from elbow surgery, so I'm out of commission for the next month or two. Hopefully there are some good days in the next two months. I'll be there with the camera. Feel free to bring me some beer guys!