Epic 3.4 day at Sandbanks.
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A rare sunny and windy day in Quebec city. Much more mellow than most days but fun all the same. Always nice to get a shwo form locals rippers and pros like Patrick Bergeron. Pat introduced us a local brasserie with great beer and pub food. Was nice to hang out for a bit and have him tell us of his adventures in Maui and RIDING JAWS! Thank pat
Canadian windsurf pros Patrick Bergeron and Olivier Matte doing some freestyle in the corridor magique on l’Île d’Orléans
Super journe a L’Ile. Voici une petite montage.
Good times in Quebec this weekend. First time out there since I had my ACL done. Knee is top shape :-). Almost 2 years since I sailed at L’Isle D’Orleans and let me tell you… its radical for sure! Much more so than the photos tell. Full blast over powered on my 3.7 and 75 litre board. I should have removed my fin and put the 3.4 on ;-). Jack was over on 3.4. 3.0 was the sail to have.
Sandbanks Epic as always.
What do you do when its when the forecast is for freezing conditions and wind up at Sandbanks and no one wants to go? You call the locals, take a chance and go on your own. It was an intense drive as the clouds rolled in and I watched my thermometer drop form 12c to 4c in front of my eyes as the hail and snow rolled in. but it cleared up and the place provides what I needed to make it all worthwhile.
Windsurfing at Les Roches (The Rocks) 7 months after a complete ACL reconstruction.I am out of practice but I had a blast even with my straps set really loose. I started back at 5 months leaving bad leg out of straps. This day was pretty messy and gusty but plenty of fun to be had on the smaller waves near the shore where it cleans up a bit. 85 and 78 liter boards with a 4.7. Special thanks to my wife and kids for putting up with me through a miserable summer. It was a long and difficult rehab but… I’M BACK!!!
I didn’t take the decision lightly but man I had to sail today!!! I have been doing little session out of the straps and I have done about 5 little ones with really loose straps building up… It felt soooo good to get out there and rock it up a bit. Still no jumping and taking it easy, but I felt pretty good. Glad to have not totally lost this season. Saw my Doctor the next morning. I was at 5 1/2 months post up. He laughed at me in a way that seemed to say ”You’re an idiot, but its entertaining and you are keeping me in business so what the hell”. His actual words were… “There’s obviously no point in telling you what to do so go ahead and do it… you seem fine”
See the session photos here: http://www.ilanartzy.com/home.php?user_id=9&tmpl=165&event=1204968&action=viewalbum&album_id=1204968&s=1#73944097
Totally blew my knee out. 2nd degree tear of my MCL, a complete tear of the ACL and a bucket handle tear of my meniscus that is locking the knee. It’s what is affectionately referred to as the perfect triad. Knee surgery is immanent and a minimum of 6 months rehab before returning to Windsurfing
First drop was decent, second not as pretty. The third one I got a little off and ended up pulling my knee out BAD! Windsurfing season is starting and I am on crutches AGAIN!!! R.I.C.E and Physio time :-(. Water is much more forgiving than Wood. I think I may be too old for this Skateboarding stuff. Can’t keep up with my 7 year old