NOAA: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
The Marina launch looks like the spot. SW wind turning to W in the 5.8 to 4.7 range. Head up to The Narrows and above to chase the shift. Marina Sail Park is on the launches page (left menu Clinton Lake > Marina Sail Park) windsurfillinois.com/index.php/launches
Had a good time sailing 5.8 at the Marina, good to see Staffan and Sepi back on the water along with Staffans dad even. Ried made the right call sailing up to tbe narrows, the boat traffic was bad near the Marina.
Fun day. Great to see everybody I rigged the 5.8 and let the wind build into it. I headed up to The Narrows for cleaner wind. I couldn't make the motorboat chop work for jumps this time. It was just a hot mess. Nice flat water and rippin' wind on the west side of The Narrows. I started to get overpowered around 1:00 and headed back. A bit of a roller rink around the Beginner Cove. But everybody was making it work.
Rich schlogging out to the reef break.
Like The Gorge you have to watch for barge traffic on Clinton
Looping a formula board isn't easy. Ask Rich he'll tell ya.
The Thunder Bird on the lookout for unattended kids or pets to swoop down on.