Sunday, August 02, 2009

Monochrome: Windsurfing is so not easy

A father and his two sons gathered in the shallow water to try their hand at windsurfing. They admitted it was their first time with a windsurferboard and they patiently took turns from evening light until it was too dark to see. The Mistral Windsurfboard was forgiving but a ride in the wind eluded them...this time. My guess is they had a lot more fun trying then if one had sailed off into the wind alone. It was great fun to watch, too.

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11 comments:

Don and Krise said...

I've never tried windsurfing, but I'll bet it's a whole lot more work than it looks. Great monochrome Frank.

Aileni said...

Never got to try this and despite twelve yers with boats, sail also eluded me. Love it - really fine composition.

magicpolaroid said...

hello Frank, sure windsurfing is difficult esp. in the beginning....

Nikki Beaumont said...

Frank, I am living your paradise life vicariously through you! Glad that you captured this photo of the dad and his kids. I hope that they will get a chance to see it on here. What great memories they will have of that day!

Lois said...

Much more fun to watch than do in my opinion. I tried learning to windsurf several times when I was younger, but ended up having to be rescued as I drifted further and further out in the gulf. Very embarrassing and I finally gave up! This is a nice monochrome Frank.

D said...

Looks like fun...or maybe a lot of work!

Daryl said...

Wonderful story telling shot ..

Vita Stunder said...

I've never tried windsurfing..
And I guess I'll stay with the things I actually CAN do ;)

Great composition!

Snapshutter said...

Interesting composition of the diagonal against all the verticals.

Jacob said...

From what I've seen, it takes a special skill to windsurf well and I've seen some skilled windsurfers bite the surf, so to speak.

It is probably a lot of fun, though.

Nevertheless, I shall hold back my rampant enthusiasm for such a physical endeavor in order the better to capture other's glory with my camera!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Wonderful reminder of my first time windsurfing in Long Beach, CA. I got up right away and made it across Los Alamitos Bay (with the wind) but couldn't for the life of me sail INTO the wind to get back ;--)
Hugs and blessings,