Summer Doldrums

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.

(The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

The plight of the Florida windsurfer in the summer months has been well known to sailors for millennium but new to me as this is my first summer waiting, longing for wind.

Thank goodness for my Kona One as it has helped me to keep my sanity and allowed me to work on my non-planing techniques and learn to rail which is the great advantage of a dagger board.

Now we are into September and we have our first tropical system since Alberto in May.  The forecast is saying good wind for most of Florida!  So hopefully this is goodbye to the doldrums and hello to an early windy season until next June of course!


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