26 Jun 2007 12:27:39
I'll do anything to get waves

It goes something like this...

I'm stuck on a small lake with the in-laws and it gets windy. I
silently thank God that I have brought some freestyle gear up here
with me, but after a quick session, I have to admit that I'm bored and
seriously trying to figure out a way I can escape up to Lake Superior
3 hours away and get some waves. That's not gonna happen, and my
brother in-law says, "Hey, anyone want to go wakeboarding?" Duh! I
though. There's my wave, right there on the end of the dock!

After some discussions with him on what I was thinking, we loaded up
and headed out into the lake to give it a try. It didn't quite work as
I thought it would. It takes a lot to get the timing right with the
gusty winds and the boat, but still, it was a gas. I won't mind being
stuck again next year as long as I remember to bring gear and he's got
the boat with him.

Some shots :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/85495343@N00/623846285/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/85495343@N00/623846305/



26 Jun 2007 15:45:16
Alan White
Re: I'll do anything to get waves

That's great! Were you able to clear the opposite wake?

Down here Barney would give you a ticket for using a personal watercraft
within 100 feet of a boat.

Alan
NC

<dtroup@solinus.com > wrote in message
news:1182886059.567040.112880@g4g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> It goes something like this...
>
> I'm stuck on a small lake with the in-laws and it gets windy. I
> silently thank God that I have brought some freestyle gear up here
> with me, but after a quick session, I have to admit that I'm bored and
> seriously trying to figure out a way I can escape up to Lake Superior
> 3 hours away and get some waves. That's not gonna happen, and my
> brother in-law says, "Hey, anyone want to go wakeboarding?" Duh! I
> though. There's my wave, right there on the end of the dock!
>
> After some discussions with him on what I was thinking, we loaded up
> and headed out into the lake to give it a try. It didn't quite work as
> I thought it would. It takes a lot to get the timing right with the
> gusty winds and the boat, but still, it was a gas. I won't mind being
> stuck again next year as long as I remember to bring gear and he's got
> the boat with him.
>
> Some shots :
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/85495343@N00/623846285/
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/85495343@N00/623846305/
>




26 Jun 2007 12:50:52
Craig Goudie
Re: I'll do anything to get waves

Those are major cool shots. I need to get in good with some
motorheads!

-Craig

On Jun 26, 1:27 pm, dtr...@solinus.com wrote:
> It goes something like this...
>
> I'm stuck on a small lake with the in-laws and it gets windy. I
> silently thank God that I have brought some freestyle gear up here
> with me, but after a quick session, I have to admit that I'm bored and
> seriously trying to figure out a way I can escape up to Lake Superior
> 3 hours away and get some waves. That's not gonna happen, and my
> brother in-law says, "Hey, anyone want to go wakeboarding?" Duh! I
> though. There's my wave, right there on the end of the dock!
>
> After some discussions with him on what I was thinking, we loaded up
> and headed out into the lake to give it a try. It didn't quite work as
> I thought it would. It takes a lot to get the timing right with the
> gusty winds and the boat, but still, it was a gas. I won't mind being
> stuck again next year as long as I remember to bring gear and he's got
> the boat with him.
>
> Some shots :
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/85495343@N00/623846285/
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/85495343@N00/623846305/




26 Jun 2007 14:23:18
Re: I'll do anything to get waves

On Jun 26, 2:45 pm, "Alan White" <alannc44<no$pam >@ix.netcom.com>
wrote:
> That's great! Were you able to clear the opposite wake?
>
> Down here Barney would give you a ticket for using a personal watercraft
> within 100 feet of a boat.
>





26 Jun 2007 14:27:44
Re: I'll do anything to get waves

Wake to wake was pretty easy - getting decent controlled air was the
tough part with all the chop, etc.

You definetely want a drive who is a sailor. Their knowledge of the
wind, what track you'll sail, etc. will make the learning process a
TON easier.


Alan White wrote:
> That's great! Were you able to clear the opposite wake?
>
> Down here Barney would give you a ticket for using a personal watercraft
> within 100 feet of a boat.
>
> Alan
> NC
>
> <dtroup@solinus.com> wrote in message
> news:1182886059.567040.112880@g4g2000hsf.googlegroups.com...
> > It goes something like this...
> >
> > I'm stuck on a small lake with the in-laws and it gets windy. I
> > silently thank God that I have brought some freestyle gear up here
> > with me, but after a quick session, I have to admit that I'm bored and
> > seriously trying to figure out a way I can escape up to Lake Superior
> > 3 hours away and get some waves. That's not gonna happen, and my
> > brother in-law says, "Hey, anyone want to go wakeboarding?" Duh! I
> > though. There's my wave, right there on the end of the dock!
> >
> > After some discussions with him on what I was thinking, we loaded up
> > and headed out into the lake to give it a try. It didn't quite work as
> > I thought it would. It takes a lot to get the timing right with the
> > gusty winds and the boat, but still, it was a gas. I won't mind being
> > stuck again next year as long as I remember to bring gear and he's got
> > the boat with him.
> >
> > Some shots :
> >
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/85495343@N00/623846285/
> >
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/85495343@N00/623846305/
> >



27 Jun 2007 23:18:52
Peter
Re: I'll do anything to get waves

> 3 hours away and get some waves. That's not gonna happen, and my
> brother in-law says, "Hey, anyone want to go wakeboarding?" Duh! I
> though. There's my wave, right there on the end of the dock!


Cool! That's the spirit!

I've also seen no-wind windsurfing where sailor is towed (holding on to
rope thing with one hand). Didnt look like much fun though.

OT: I'll have two weekends to kill in Madison WI in July. Might just
borrow the gear and drive to Lake Michigan - is it worth considering
July is no-wind month? What is your experience on the big lake this time
of year?

thx!

Peter


27 Jun 2007 17:42:21
Glenn Woodell
Re: I'll do anything to get waves

On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 23:18:52 +0300, Peter <peter@greatnowhere.com >
wrote:

>> 3 hours away and get some waves. That's not gonna happen, and my
>> brother in-law says, "Hey, anyone want to go wakeboarding?" Duh! I
>> though. There's my wave, right there on the end of the dock!
>
>
>Cool! That's the spirit!
>
>I've also seen no-wind windsurfing where sailor is towed (holding on to
>rope thing with one hand). Didnt look like much fun though.

You mean like this? http://www.sailwet.com/MAS/2007/MVI_0644.AVI

This is me pulling Alan Bernau at our spring regatta this year. If you
had seen the look on his face you would have known that he was indeed
having fun.
http://public.fotki.com/letsrig/windsurfing/wet-spring-regatta-day-1/qi9m1768.html

Not sure I'd want to do it very long though.

Glenn


28 Jun 2007 00:55:24
Peter
Re: I'll do anything to get waves

>>> 3 hours away and get some waves. That's not gonna happen, and my
>>> brother in-law says, "Hey, anyone want to go wakeboarding?" Duh! I
>>> though. There's my wave, right there on the end of the dock!
>>
>> Cool! That's the spirit!
>>
>> I've also seen no-wind windsurfing where sailor is towed (holding on to
>> rope thing with one hand). Didnt look like much fun though.
>
> You mean like this? http://www.sailwet.com/MAS/2007/MVI_0644.AVI
>
> This is me pulling Alan Bernau at our spring regatta this year. If you
> had seen the look on his face you would have known that he was indeed
> having fun.
> http://public.fotki.com/letsrig/windsurfing/wet-spring-regatta-day-1/qi9m1768.html
>
> Not sure I'd want to do it very long though.

This DOES look like much more fun! I've seen 'sailor' to hold on to the
towrope with one hand, and hold the sail with other...

Peter


27 Jun 2007 19:22:47
Re: I'll do anything to get waves

On Jun 27, 3:18 pm, Peter <p...@greatnowhere.com > wrote:
> > 3 hours away and get some waves. That's not gonna happen, and my
> > brother in-law says, "Hey, anyone want to go wakeboarding?" Duh! I
> > though. There's my wave, right there on the end of the dock!
>
> Cool! That's the spirit!
>
> I've also seen no-wind windsurfing where sailor is towed (holding on to
> rope thing with one hand). Didnt look like much fun though.
>
> OT: I'll have two weekends to kill in Madison WI in July. Might just
> borrow the gear and drive to Lake Michigan - is it worth considering
> July is no-wind month? What is your experience on the big lake this time
> of year?
>
> thx!
>
> Peter

Peter, drop me an email. I'm around those weeks up here and you are
more than welcome to come up and sail with us.

David




02 Jul 2007 18:13:21
Re: I'll do anything to get waves

To the guy (John?) that emailed me earlier - email me again. I
accidentally trashed your email.

Thanks!