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2/21/2013

Feb 21, 2013 Meet Up

For my Thursday Skills Clinic Meet Up I had one student, Charlie Baird, an experienced surfer and wind surfer.  We paddled below the cliffs of Magnolia to get protection from a strong incoming southerly to West Point, part of Discovery Park.  We beached our boards and portaged over the point to view the 29kt winds on South Beach.  The entire bay was filled with waist high whitecaps and surf.  The strong wind makes it hard to paddle upwind to catch waves, so we downwinded it back to Ballard.

Charlie got work on the following skills:
- Upwind paddling
- Downwind paddling and surfing.
- Refining his forward stroke.
- Making safe decisions in high winds.



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