Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wave Jam!

So, we had some great conditions for the ocean NewBs taking part in the Wave Jam on Friday! Strong, shifty, gusty wind and weird psycho chop. If you can sail that junk, you can sail anything :) hahaha Just Kidding, it was really fun and we all made the most of the conditions out there. I personally had a pretty good time. I was hooting and hollering at everyone, trying to get them to step it up a notch, when I realized that I really haven't learned anything new lately... So I tried my first one handed loops! I'm stoked, as they came around much more controlled than I thought they would...

Anyway, here are a few pictures that I took right when I pulled up to the spot. It was great to see everyone out there, and the energy level seemed pretty high. Fun sailing with everyone, that's for sure! Cheers, to more (and better) conditions the next time we all get out!

George, going up!

Keith ducking, Stuart spocking

The Beach Scene

For more pictures and reporting, check out George's blog Live2Sail!

So I'm sure y'all have seen the Philip Koester video by now... But I'm gonna paste it up here, too, to give everyone an excuse to watch it again. Here's some basic background info: Philip just won the PWA Pozo wave event, at the mighty age of 15 years old! Every little bit of action in this movie occurred during the 11 minute final against Victor Fernandez (reigning 3 time Pozo champ). Pretty much any single one of the jumps he throws would make my lifetime top ten most bad-@ss moments list if I were to throw it, yet he did it all within a whopping 11 minute time span... You get the point. Watch the vid and be inspired to go huge the next time you hit the water!

Looks like there's some swell on the way... Time to wax up the surfboards!!


George Markopoulos said...

that vid is the most incredible display i've ever seen. un-fkg-believable

Anonymous said...

WOW that is grate. what makes a windsurfer go so high.

Bendula Family said...

OMG Andy.....That video is incredible....I might as well get my walking chair early and just watch the youngins.


Catapulting Aaron said...

I can't even fathom being 15 and having that ability. Mind blowing. Isn't he even younger than Kai?

Anonymous said...

How do thy get that height on jumps out there?