Enough of these side-on-shore and gusty as hell Ristna days already. With stronger winds it’s always so tempting to select a 3.2 m2 sail and at times it may even feel perfect, but then there is usually not enough speed for going down the line. I should learn to rig bigger sails I think. Beautiful lines were difficult to find today, because they did not exist : ) and the ones I did find are not on "film" because of the camera problems. Not my fault, I ride perfectly haha : ) Really, so proud of myself for not loosing the gear today. With one particular train wreck under the water I tried a new trick - not just holding onto the boom but actually diving head first between the sail and the boom, to be sure that I will stay with the gear. khmm, do not try this at home, bad idea.
Hiidlastel on ikka hea elu. Ärkad kell 7, sõidad Ristnasse... ja oled kohal juba veerand kaheksa, mitte kell pool kaks hahahaaaa : ) Algul oli kaamera jaoks veel liiga pime, aga pärast mõnusat kolmetunnist sõidupäeva tuli päikegi välja ning siis oli hea ja rahulik vaadata Ristna muretuid laineid, mis sinna omaette edasi tegutsema jäid.
The wind direction was not what they promised / what we expected. It was supposed to be windy and perfect side shore. But the waves were still good, and there is always plenty to learn about side-on-shore wave riding.
At the very end of the clip there is an example of a clean set waves that were so inviting yet so punishing at the same time. I was barely able to hold onto the gear this time.