It was chilly and grey, and the lake wasn't full yet, but Juan didn't want to wait. He's an experienced boat sailor, but had never tried windsurfing. I was very impressed by how quickly he caught on. He even asked for some more advanced moves, so I had him try shortboard tacks and pivot jibes. These photos are by GoPro and by Juan's wife Abba.
It was cooler than the day before, so I wore my full wetsuit, which was perfect. The weather was SPARKLING and there was plenty of wind for planing with an 8.1. Never mind that I had to deal with the old railroad bed that my 50-cm fin hit a few times; I rigged a buoy to mark a spot where I could safely sail over it. The wind was blowing from the OPPOSITE direction from usual, which was very interesting. One time I fortuitously fell exactly right to be able to waterstart with the 8.1, which is normally next to impossible. And I did nail one planing jibe dry.
"Every day o' sailin' is a great day", and this was no exception. I just wore my shorty wetsuit and was comfortable when wet both in and out of the water.
There wasn't much water yet, this early in the spring, but it was warm and breezy...
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.