2018 spring wind & water~Uncle Red Sky wants you!

The beaches have become battlefields & the waves are a war zone! As we move into the spring & summer wind & water season the surf nazi epidemic has become a real concern. You all have run into or had the misfortune to meet a SN at the beach even if you didn’t know it at the time. So hardcore with misguided views, moves he’s only read about & attitudes formed without basis, he always has to tell you how much better it was right before you arrived. He’ll go on and on about all the sweet moves he did that no one has ever witnessed. Sometimes he is disguised as an out of towner who knows more about the local spot than the locals, other times he’s the rider who hasn’t partook in many years but still thinks he has everyone covered on the water. Whatever form the surf nazi takes it is up to each & everyone one of you to help combat him. Remember, we need you!(Out on the water!)

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64 Responses to “2018 spring wind & water~Uncle Red Sky wants you!”
  1. Pete says:

    Time for a Fall/Winter themed blog?

  2. Mark says:

    Maumee Bay around noon today, looking pretty cold & only a little cold.

    • Mark says:

      nothing like a little drama/mayhem on the water. kind of impressive when everyone jumps into action when one of the pack gets into trouble!

  3. Steve says:

    Looking like 6.5 solid at mb if anyones thinking about it
    Ypsi steve

  4. Pete says:

    If it blows as predicted, my ETA at MBSP is 4pm.

  5. Red Sky says:

    Today & Sunday it blows, blows hard. Big boy pants are a must. You will get rained on but it will(might-depending on the rider)be worth it.

  6. Andy says:

    Looks like a boobie day. Hope it’s still blowing at 5

  7. Pete says:

    My ETA today is 3p. Mark… I think you missed the best of it yesterday. Don’t make that mistake again!

    • Mark says:

      My ETA is 9:30, I’m going with the diminishing returns forecast. We’ll see which one holds true.;)

      • Mark says:

        Stoked up 5.5 sail from 9:45 to 11, after that it started cutting, gave up around 11:45, Ypsi Steve was schlogging on a 6.5 sail & Chuck the traveler was putting up a 9.5 sail when I left.

  8. Mark says:

    Maybe, just maybe we might have a Luna Pier baby swell day…….maybe that is, if it happens it looks like later this afternoon/evening

  9. Pete says:

    A kiteboarder died on the eastern end of Lake Erie yesterday. It appears that he was out in 20mph side-shore winds (may have been ever so slightly side-off depending on his launch spot). No word on if he had a medical emergency or if it was an equipment failure or what.

    Odd that they said two jet skis tried to reach him but couldn’t.

    https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/hamburg-police-kite-surfer-dies-in-lake-erie-off-of-hamburg-town-park/1373374381

    “The wind played a major role in this accident…”

    • Red Sky says:

      That is sad, Remember everyone to keep an eye out for other riders that may need help. We’re a tight small bunch, help out to keep everyone safe. Without John(aka the Diesel) riding much anymore we lost our CG security blanket.

  10. Pete says:

    Welcome to August. Feh.

  11. Red Sky says:

    Ryan & Jay gonna give MBSP a try, nothing to report other than should be enough for 12 kite & surfboard. Their eta should be around 4ish. Happy hunting

  12. Pete says:

    Who’s playing today? I’m trying to decide if I want to play hooky from work or not.

    • Mark says:

      At best I’m early afternoon, more likely late afternoon. Waiting for a little swell build up if it keeps blowing….Ryan out, unsure about Jay, Andy & the rest

  13. Andy says:

    Anybody try MBSP today, feeling breezy, just waiting to get off of work?

  14. Red Sky says:

    Looking like Luna Pier may come alive with some waves & wind thursday(tomorrow) & maybe early Fri…….

  15. Mark says:

    Jay & Ryan heading to MBSP, it looks like a definite maybe

  16. Ryan says:

    Hoping for an after work session tomorrow at MBSP

  17. Mark says:

    Looking like a repeat of Sunday, hoping to hit Luna Pier in the late afternoon…….I believe there is a early AM raiding party heading to Maumee Bay

    • Andy says:

      Brad and I scored at MB yesterday. Will miss the morning session, but may hit an afterwork sesh. I’m 50/50 but Brad I think is planning on hitting.

  18. Red Sky says:

    Luna Pier wave jam on Sunday, IF it blows that is.

  19. Andy says:

    Is MB gonna deliver again?! Anyone out there now?

  20. Andy says:

    MB looking good, slight onshore, pumping 11m

  21. Mark says:

    anyone biting on LP today after work?

    • Red Sky says:

      5 kiters & 2 windsurfers out today at Maumee Bay, Big stuff gave way to moderate stuff. Ryan, Andy, Jay, Jennifer, Foreign kiter, myself & Nils from Columbus. The lake gods took a board today & I witnessed a kite death loop, all in all I gotta say today was a good day.

  22. Mark says:

    Looking for a quick afternoon hit, either LP or MB, debating if water is so high LP beach would be under water……LP better swell, MB won’t be flooded……..hmmmm

  23. Andy says:

    MB looking real good right now, plenty of wind on the beach, no long reaching today.

    • Mark says:

      We were blown off the water at 2 when the wind microburst rolled through. 4.5 sails(waaay too big) & 6m kites(kinda big!

      • Andy says:

        11m right now, launched itself basically, brought her down and waiting for a little downgrade. Still gusting nasty, safe bet is to wait since I’m solo.

  24. Mark says:

    Jay & myself hit the water today. Warm WSW winds blowing from 20 to 30+, typical all or nothing winds. 8 kite for Jay, 4.5 sail for me. Did I mention it was warm!

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