Monday, February 9, 2015

Pics of Windsurfing the 14' Fanatic Race SUP

The other day my wife Rhonda graciously came to the beach with me after work to take some pictures of me windsurfing the 14' Fanatic Falcon SUP that I recently converted into a windsurf. I would have gotten some onboard video, too, but I loaned my GoPro to my graduate student a couple months ago and haven't gotten it back yet. Anyway, the pics are below. It was a day with disorganized knee-high waves and 5-10 knot side-offshore winds, fading to 0-5 knots. I used a 6.4 sail.

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When the wind got to too light to get around with the sail I paddled for a bit. Man, trying to surf a race sup is hard. It's really tippy, it takes a long time to turn around, and when you do catch a wave it's hard not to crash. But it's fun.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Empress Game cover art- Deadly beautiful space woman

My wife Rhonda is a writer. Her latest book is called Empress Game. It's the first in a space opera trilogy that will be published by Titan Books. The book will be available in July, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The cover art has just been released and it looks like this.

I think it captures the badass spirit of the protagonist quite well. I'm not an unbiased reviewer, but I've read the book and I think it's awesome; fast-paced action and science-fiction intrigue with an unforgettable heroine. Needless to say I'm extremely proud of Rhonda.