Leo doesn't get much better
Been taking it easy and just riding strapless only the last few days to rest the knee and hip. The south swell they have been talking about started to show with intermittant sets yesterday evening in the last hours before dark of our kitesurf session. Coming back from work down town, it was obvious the wind was on this morning. Gregor called from the OR where he had already found out it was blowing and went on about his Maui trip and obivously trying to talk himself out of the necessity of going out again today here after two weeks in Maui.. We can all see through each others water time psychosis but pretend not to notice when yakin to one another.
Got on the water at North Beach Leo at one oclock with a 12 m synergy and the old strapless becker fish. The sets were really showing and the wind swell added to the wave height and began building on it's own. After a couple of hours it was time for a less floaty strapless 6'4" underground directional and ear to ear grins for all of us in the super consistent surf and solid 20mph wind.
The place was getting packed with kiters and many were heading up the coast towards County with about 35 at one point at Leo. The waves were so consistent it was not as much of a problem as you would imagine. Vic was lit well on his 12 synergy and after four hours of constant fun came in along with Tom on his 13 VII and myself as the wind just boosted up big time.
The 10 m synergy had gone to a customer and all that was small in my car was a 9 m GK trix on 20 m lines. Put up the kite with the small for my weight lightwave directional and had a kite chasing hoot for an hour along side Ian from SB strapless and then when the wind died a bit joined in the strapless riding with the UG again. This was the session of the day with nonstop short period but sizable, perfect peeling wind swell off of Heaven's reef. Had the tunes in my ears the entire time and ended up keeping my old floppy head lid fishermans cap till one of the last wipeouts of the day delivered it to King Neptune. It disapeared with the rushing down coast current and the setting sun. Many stayed on just to BS with bros and marinate themselves in the glow of a great surf session under kites. It just does not get a lot better than this. Morgan, Frym and even Ian's photographer echoed our corous of "what an amazing sesh". We had hooted at each other on crossing paths through the stoke mist to the point of loosing our voices. Never seen a bigger smile on Vic's face after a rigth from the other side of Heavens' to the mid of North Beach. He said he still had more depower on his 12 m syn and was blown away by it's range.. Talk about a happy camper. Tom McGill went out again late and Jeff, Fish, Mara and I yaked and shot a few shots of him as he got a few on his good old trusty Sithsonian worthy UG 147 wave tray.
Gotta luvit.. This sport still rocks!!!