Tomorrow we paddle across this body of water. For the @painkillercupbvi
One that has changed so much since the last time I saw it.
But the local people have and continue to overcome the brutal destruction from one of the worst hurricane seasons on record.
And this has inspired me to soak up every moment I spend on this magical water.
As my teammates @spacekraftstx and @isabelle_picard_ are part of this local community who have overcome so much.
I am honored to paddle along with them. #britishvirginislands#morethanarace
I’m getting better at this OC1 downwinding business every time I get out there. I’ve learned a lot about catching bumps and staying on them just from watching GoPro video of my past downwinders too. It’s very rare that downwinders line up in our area yet we’ve been getting a lot of opportunities this month.
Grateful to be back on the Island of St. Croix. And getting to spend time with this guy @spacekraftstx and his wife @isabelle_picard_
It’s been eye opening seeing the devastation on this island. But inspirational to see the people rallying back. #stcroix#paradise
5.8 km upwind/downwind paddle at the Rock today in small swells and little bumps. Nice to sample the small bumps on the new ride. Out to the 49th parallel marker and back.
Probably the best 6km back to back i have done. Felt good to jump back on the unlimited again.
If someone asked me to describe the 17'11 x 23 all i can say is you are on the Edge all the time but fast as Fark if you can hold it!! #goldcoast#downwinder#onesup
It's finally here!!! Reunited once more with my @sicmaui RS for the first time on the east coast. Interesting story… I did a solo downwinder today from melbourne beach to my house. Originally I had a partner but a last minute back out and I had to go it alone. (Well, almost alone, I had some dolphins keep me company for a wave or two 😁✌🏻) It was a little confusing out there with winds and swell not quite on the same page, but I had a good time none the less. About two hours after I returned home a neighbor told me they were looking for a female paddleboarder in distress. Helicopter and all. So I called the sheriffs office and sure enough I fit the description of time and place sighted and told them I was indeed safe and sound. Apparently someone in a condo with binoculars had called me in. I am a little torn on thoughts and feeling for this one. On the one hand, I had my leash, pfd, bright colors on, and cell phone with me in case of emergencies. I hate that resources were wasted looking for me when I was in fact at home eating lunch. On the other hand, I do appreciate that if I had been a paddleboarder "in distress" that someone was looking out. I felt a bit better when the nice lady at the sheriffs office told me it was a good training day for the team. They probably loved getting to take the chopper out today, right?
Anyway how was your day?