Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Session Ends Surf Drought

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Out here we surf because we have to.
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There were waves today! And it was Sunday. Consistent waist plus with the occasional chest high sets. Clean and crispy, but this is New England, and there’s always a catch.

The catch was 25° air temps, a strong offshore wind and driving snow. I actually suited up and paddled out in the snow. There were six other surfers out.
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The snow switched over to a snow frozen mist mix. The latest sensation in surfing: riding a fun right while your eyes are being harpooned my wind driven darts of micro ice pellets.

Desperate times indeed.
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The Andreini:

The first half hour of the session was a repeat of the so so Newport debut. But finally I started to get it dialed in.

The Andreini is very loose, responsive, and fast. It’s not a hull, but Marc Andreini is a big hull guy, and the displacement hull sensibilities seem apparent on the bottom turn. And boy does she turn! Compared to the Tyler 305 (a different animal altogether), it’s a lot looser.