Friday, January 21, 2005

Normal Windsurfing...


(Windsurfing, July 2004, Volume 23 Issue 5 :47)

The backdrop is Tahiti. I've never sailed an ocean like that. But the picture gives you a little perspective on why ocean sailing is fun. It's a lot different than surfing, where you are for the most part down in the water and at the whim of the waves most of the time. Of course, if you fall in and your sail goes in, then you might be at the whim of the waves. Your sail might blow apart too, especially if it isn't meant for the ocean. (Note the mesh in the sail in the picture.)

4 comments:

Jason - Band Member said...

Of course, your sail breaking could be the least of your worries when windsurfing on the ocean.

http://www.igorilla.com/gorilla/animal/1999/shark_attacks_windsurfer_in_australia.html

mynym said...

That's why you don't fall in.

Collin - Band Member said...

maybe one could wear chain mail armor that would serve to protect from shark attacks as well as add weight (it would be like a sharkproof weight-vest).

mynym said...

I leave the marketing of it to you.