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Today the peak was supposed to be at ~ 6:00 PM with gusts to 18 MPH. The gusts even hit 20 at about 6:15! Unfortunately I was not lucky enough to get out to enjoy this - and yes it hurt :-(.
Also note that Georgian Bay was going off all day. Check it out:…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on July 8, 2012 at 10:43pm — No Comments
Pretty marginal weather today - but certainly enough for my CB16 and monster door. However, I must say, after nailing myfirst back loops on Saturday, riding the door just wasn't quite what I was looking for. I brought along a 1986 Cobra 260 windsurf board from an era long long ago. I never tried a directional board, and I don't have a surf board - this was the closest thing.
It's pretty hard…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on July 3, 2012 at 12:16am — No Comments
Seriously, maybe an hour of kitable weather. I only caught the last 10 minutes :-( on my CB16 and Monster Door.…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on July 2, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
OK, so I'm a pussy that I never even tried before today, but I've been working on getting good air and stoming the landings. I got out on my SB12 today with some decent kickers from pretty big boats. I got some pretty nice air early in the session and was nailing the landings, so I thought wtf - it's so warm, windy, beautiful - let's go for it.
I started going for it. Every time I even tried I dropped the kite. At first I was having trouble making it around. The wipes…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on June 30, 2012 at 9:55pm — No Comments
Today I got yet another 9M day in! It was great. I got on the water at Keswick at about 4:00. The direction wasn't great so was a bit gusty, patchy, shifty. It filled in with nice gusts. Around 5:00 it really filled in with more of a NW shift. There were some nice kickers out there which made for some sweet boosts. I was doing well landing most - some pretty hard! Had a couple that went down and under water before popping up - a bit too much of a nose first landing ;-). Had a couple…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on June 25, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments
What a gorgeous day it was today! The wind was supposed to turn on ~3:30 at Keswick. Like clockwork, it came on. I arrived about 3:20 and it was already going. Dave Lovett, Dave Marshall and Big Ian were nearly ready when I showed. Dave on his usual 10, Dave M on his 9, and Ian on an 11. I quickly pumped my well exercised 9m and began launching the guys.
Being the last to get launched can really suck. I tried to drift launch and my bridle got snagged on a strut and it…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on June 12, 2012 at 11:55pm — No Comments
Well today was another treat. I got up to Keswick around 3:15 and it had just kicked up big time. I raced to get my gear together. I decided to go a bit big with my 12 because it didn't look like the wind would last. Boy was I right. Unfortunately when I was all ready to connect my lines I saw that I had a broken bridle pulley! Well of all the places for this to happen, on the ground is definitely the safest. Meanwhile I was losing valuable wind time.
I quickly got my…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on May 29, 2012 at 9:39pm — No Comments
35 degrees C in may! I had a great session this afternoon on my switchbade 12 with my monsterdoor. i had to work a bit but the gusts were sweet and even had some nice jumps. the water was shockingly warm for this time of year. so nice to not wear a full suit!
Added by Andrew Trossman on May 28, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Today was warm and windy making a perfect opportunity to smash my previous record set on December 4 1994! Back in '94 it was a beautiful sunny Sunday at about 13 degrees Celsius and blowing about 20-25 knots. Sixteen years later I still remember that gorgeous day when a dozen or more die hard windsurfers sailed Keswick one last time for the season.
Today was supposed to be windy and 11 degrees Celsius. All morning I worked feverishly as I watched the wind blowing at my…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on August 27, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments
New Dedicated kiteboard launch sites at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Beach Area 5 and Wasaga Provincial Park Allenwood Beach
– Two of the busiest kiteboarding beaches in Ontario will now have designated kiteboard launches
– Current launch site at Beach 5 and Allenwood will be increased in size
– New beach signage and "kiteboard area" buoys to be installed see pics: http://cl.ly/1W1i461b3W3Z190V0X1L and:…
Thanks to the complaints, Ning has removed the lame restriction forcing all blogs to be approved by me before showing up on the site. Feel free to blog responsibly related to our sport
Have fun on the water!
This afternoon was a sweet, sweet treat. I got out on my SB12 with the Mako. It was a bit up and down for the first hour or so, but then it filled in nicely for the rest. At first I really struggled to get my pop back. Sometimes I'd get a really nice pop and other times just all wrong. Some were really nice boosts but most were messy.
I focused on my toe-side with heel-side turns. They started to get pretty nice. Some were nice tight powerful turns with great exit…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on June 12, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments
When I put my "golf bag" on the scale the Air Canada rep started to give me a hard time. "Did you put anything other than your clubs in the bag?" Just a few other things, but I weighed it and it's under the limit. She didn't want to let it go. Then her neighbour accused me "there's a board in there". I ignored this nosie biatch. Then she said "he's got a snowboard in there". I gave a very weird look cuz what would I do with snowboard in Florida. Anyway, they just let me go. But wtf…Continue
I had to rig my 9m switchblade 1 since it's my…Continue
Added by Andrew Trossman on August 18, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments
My timing was pretty good thanks to the forecast from ikitesurf. I got to keswick at 12:30 and was on the water just before 1:00 with my new CB 16 for my first session with it. It was nice - the kite is great in the air. The wind was pretty marginal, but in the gusts I managed to get some nice air. Also lots…Continue