Thursday, April 23, 2009

SF Windsurfing + Blogging + City Life = FAIL

When I moved to SF, I thought to myself "why are there not many blogs about windsurfing in the bay area?".

There is tons of wind out here. There are tons of windsurfers out here. There are lots of creative/internetty types out here.

Then after about 10 months, I figured out why. People here windsurf a lot. They also work a lot. Then they have lots of friends too. All of these adds up to not a lot of free time for things like blogging.

I've taken some pictures and video lately, but just haven't had time to sit down and post any of it up. There was an amazing day at Crissy a couple Tuesday's ago where I sailed on my 3.8 fully powered. Pictures can be found here (and HEY! I'm in a few of them). I was on an eight-of-ten day streak and the wind died last weekend. It's finally picking up again. I learned how to duck-jibe. They aren't pretty, but they are mostly dry.

So yeah. Sorry for the lack of content. When I get injured or have some time, I'll just upload a bunch of crap and put it on here...

12 comments:

George Markopoulos said...

Sounds like you made the right move. Glad its working for you Aaron

scooper said...

I like reading your blog but it makes this old East coaster jealous. I've got plenty of time to blog, unfortunately.

mo said...

I like the red shirt.

Outdrsmn said...

If GP can do it out in Maui you can too. Now burn some midnight oil and give us some content!!!!! :-)

Andy said...

Nah the real issue is that it's the same everyday out there... yeah it's windy, but it's from the same direction and the water's the same and the gear's the same and the experience is the same... BORING!! hahaha

Out here we get 180 degree wind switches within the same afternoon, hurricane swells, 30 degrees up to 95 degrees... The variations are endless! Which keeps it... interesting... :)

Is it true what I hear, about people just not going sailing when the wind does happen to switch around to the other direction out there? Is it really that scary to go left on a wave instead of right?

(just trying to egg on a little East vs West windsurfing rivalry... all in good fun)

Catapulting Aaron said...

Chris -- Living on Maui is like living in the country, in my opinion!

Andy -- spoken like a true "never-sailed-the-west coast" east coaster! =P

PeconicPuffin said...

If I can do it in New York City you surely can, bay boy! My trick is to write the post in my head on the way back from the session...scribble some notes down, and then just hack it out before going to sleep later that night.

Don't worry about quality.

Luke said...

That's not a sail. I've removed panties that have more surface area.

USA 4 Steve Bodner said...

Blogging from the SF Bay
www.stevebodner.blofspot.com

http://www.sunsetsailboards.com/blog

Michael said...

i like the "when I get injured" part. stay safe man.

I am just finishing my hatteras vacation. I hung with Andy and Stuart a little. It has been an awesome two weeks down here.

Now I just need to hear if I got the job in SF.

Take Care,
- Rochester Mike

rathokan said...

dude, you're using troup lingo!

my blog posts go down in frequency when i'm injured, so don't plan on that saving HC!!

break out that go pro and the xacti, and lets see some real media!

Sierra said...

excuses, excuses, excuses!