I Improved a Little
I came back for more fromTaty Frans. This time I stayed up longer.
I Try Foiling
For the second year in a row, I gave hydrofoil windsurfing a try. This time I took a lesson from windsurfing star Taty Frans at The Frans Paradise. I got up in the air 3 times, and the third time I even managed to not crash.
Plane, Jibe, Plane, Jibe...
I'm always thrilled when I make more than one planing jibe dry (w/o falling). Some day I hope to stop losing almost all my speed during the jibe.
Lac Bay can get a little hairy, with lots of speeding windsurfers. The guy coming from my left seemed not to have looked before starting his jibe. It was a closer call than this super-wide-angle video shows.
Finally in the Straps
Bonaire's Lac Bay is windsurfing paradise, but I had been having trouble getting going (planing) in the footstraps. On this day I got a private lesson from the man himself (Andy Brandt) and finally got that piece together.
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.