Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Windsurfing/ Watery Wednesday

Windsurfing on Lake Ontario
Powered by the wind, this guy was heading for shore when I first noticed him all alone out on th lake on a Sunday afternoon.

Windsurfing (also called water boarding) is a cross between sailing and surfing. Skilled windsurfers can perform free-style moves such as jumps, spinning maneuvers, and inverted loops.  But this windsurfer was more of a beginner.

Hanging on...

Windsurfing has a steep learning curve and

OOPS!

...beginners spend a lot of time in the water.

I am linking to Watery Wednesday where you can find many more watery photos.

39 comments:

Kathy said...

I believe that water would have to be a few degrees warmer before I'd be tempted!

see you there! said...

Oops is right! I got chilled just thinking about being in that water, wet suit or not.

Darla

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The good ones sure make it look easy. Great pics.

Andy said...

Lake Ontario water is always freezing. Nice sequence of photos.

Judy said...

Now, I know that water had to be a bit cool when he fell in :)

texwisgirl said...

oh that would take a lot of strength!

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shots. Lot of windsurfing out this way too. MB

Jenn Jilks said...

I so miss my lake. Thanks for the photos. Still, enjoying my frog pond!
I love the lilacs, too. We have quite a few trees around. Such a blessing.
Cheers from Perth!
Thank you for visiting my cottage country !

Kaori said...

Fun action shots! I especially like your last one...I bet he'll be a pro by the end of the summer :D

George said...

In spite of the way this sequence ended, windsurfing looks like it would be fun. Your photos are great by the way.

Regina said...

Very cool!
Awesome caprtures.

Regards.

RedPat said...

It always looks like such fun!

Honey at 2805 said...

Great actions shots! I sure would have hated to be in that Oops position he is in.

I so enjoy both of your blogs!

Photo Cache said...

so much fun and photo ops watching them on the water.

have a lovely june :)

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cieldequimper said...

Looks just like the sea!!!

Reader Wil said...

Terrific shots! The composition of the photos is great and the colours are beautifully matched.

Malyss said...

I tried when I was younger; I confirm, I spent much more time IN the water than ON!..

VP said...

Great pictures, we are used to see this on the sea!

Jacob said...

I have surfed, but never wind surfed. I would guess it takes great strength and a good sense of balance to do this and stay upright. Lovely series of shots.

Re your comment about the geese: If you were to look very closely, you'll notice a wee little head poking above the back of the 2nd geese. I think these are Protestant geese, 'cause they only had the two goslings.

Denise said...

Great captures of the wind surfer. Always fun to watch them, they always seem to have no fear and are at one with the sea, especially when they meet it on head first ;)

kaye said...

that looks like fun :)

Jenny Woolf said...

haha nice sequence! :)

Cassie said...

Love the photos! I took wind surfing lessons about 25 years ago and it was a blast. Problem was I was living in Phoenix at the time and wind was not that abundent! You are so right about beginners landing in the water.ha!

Kate said...

Love all three photos! When in Hawai'i years ago, my favorite pastime was watching the surfers from a beautiful vantage point. So graceful and so skillful!!

Martha Z said...

It looks like a lot of fun but I once watched a novice on Lake Tahoe and realized I'd spend all of my time in the water if I tried it.

Leif Hagen said...

Oh, I bet that water is cold! No wonder he's wearing a wetsuit!

Riet said...

I love watching windsurfing. IT must be a difficult sport

Zosia said...

and Lake Ontario is still very cold in May - poor guy, must be very determined :-).
Thanks for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again. I enjoy your photos. They take me back to Canada.

eileeninmd said...

Cool actions shots!

Janie said...

That looks fun, except for the "oops" part!
Great shots of the activity.

Rose said...

Better him than me!!!!

Andrea said...

Lovely progression of shots, i am sure everyone smiled at the end! Sometimes the International Windsurfing Competition is being done in the place i posted today, but i haven't really been near them for photos as they are out in the sea where the big waves are!

Randy said...

Looks like fun!

Kay L. Davies said...

Hard to believe a beginner would be out there all alone, but at least you were nearby. Wonderful action photos!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Michelle said...

Terrific action shots...especially the first one!

kanak7 said...

Loved your shots! So adventurous!

Luna Miranda said...

i tried this on a dare a few years ago, and all i got was muscle pain and lots of salt water down my throat.*LOL*

Limar said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Great pics :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are really great. I have some but they're no where near this close to the subject.

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