Boosting on Waconia

The day started with the usual banter…so many things to consider in deciding where to go. Traffic home from up north, size of lake, wind, storms, drive time, launches, etc etc. After a bit we decide on Waconia. The wind forecast looked great, there wasn’t any storms in the forecast, and we could avoid the masses heading south after the weekend. The challenge was two of us were already up North for the weekend. I got on the road south by about 9 and didn’t hit any traffic, arriving at Waconia a bit past noon. As forecast the wind didn’t come up till a bit past 2, but it was worth the short wait. Most of us were on 12s and a few 10s. Everyone was boosting to the moon. Chad, Randy and I ended up in a line, all in the air at once…by chance. So cool.
When I left at 7 there were a few still ripping it up.

Here are a few shots. Unfortunately I was on the water most of the time so didn’t get many. Such a great day!

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Tighe Belden has been riding the wind for over 30 years. He has been active in the windsport community for over 3 decades, as an instructor, event coordinator, creator of Lakawa and now End of Session, and stokes people on the latest gear as a Tech Ambassador for Slingshot Sports.

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