Monday, July 24, 2006
Release Date 7/24/2006
Released the bottle on an outgoing tide at about 12:00. We were kayak surfing at the sandbars out near Breezy Point.
The best time for surfing depends on the swell size and tide, but its usually best a few hours before low water. The ebbing current hits the incoming swell on the sandbar and makes a nice break.
I launched the bottle but just putting it under the bungees, then playing in the surf. Eventually a big wave washed over the deck and launched it.
The surf was good, and we all got a number of good rides. Unfortunately I broke my new greenland paddle. The paddle was on the front deck, and I was caught in a very violent side surf/broach. The force of the water on the part of the paddle that extended out past the bow snapped the shaft and broke the elastic bungee.
Truth: Taking Vitamins on an empty stomach is not a good idea.