Long weekend flips of time...is it Tuesday already!
Would you slope every day of the last long weekend if you could.
Some of the TOSS crew did just that… Damian, are you still with us!
Saturday the 8th August produced a classic South Easter in the middle of winter
and due to the cool air, this odd wind for this time of the year, does indeed
tend to be smooth and awesome. So the guys flew themselves flat.
Come Sunday, and a light north westerly pushed through and the group gathered once again
at Chapmans Peak and found nice conditions, although a bit on and off,
as it still had quite a bit of northerly in it.
Naturally by the time I got there at 3 PM, I managed a “Malcolm”
and chased the wind away… not very far though!
By Monday morning it was a howling North Wester with rain…
till about 11AM, at which time it cleared up, the sun shone through the rolling clouds
and the wind remained pretty much pomping and stomping.
Grabbing a tire iron on the way out of the garage… to use for ballast,
a diminished number of us enjoyed some pretty hectic 45km/h winds
and vertical lift beyond belief, for the entire length of the last afternoon of the long weekend.
A bit chilly on the day, but with no rain, it was what winter sloping means to us folk down here.
Yup, it was pretty darn good long weekend…