What's with the photo posted at the top of this write-up? Is that Josh Stone ripping a sweet port tack nugget at some secret California spot? You bet. With a light south wind flow hitting the central coast and putting the AWT Goya Windsurfing Festival on hold for the second day in a row, local legend Kai Katchadourian came to the rescue for a few of the pros... at least enough to get them on the water!
Kai Katchadourian airs over a section as Josh Stone heads out. - American Windsurfing Tour
Here's the scoop. The spot is called Pescaderos and it's located about 20-minutes north of Waddell Beach. Katchadourian said that he hadn't sailed this place since he was 15-years-old and at that time it 'humbled him.' It was time for redemption. Fresh off the news of the 49ers signing QB Kaepernick to a long-term deal it looked like the stars were lining up for Katchadourian. An epic session had to be in the cards.
Casey Rehrer and Harley Stone launching at Pescaderos. - American Windsurfing Tour
Of the handful of sailors that made it out in the light air and through the tricky current, the standouts were definitely Josh Stone and Katchadourian. It was a short but sweet session and both returned to the beach with huge grins plastered across their faces. Victory!
AWT owning the beach. - American Windsurfing Tour
After, the roadtrip crew returned to Waddell for some killer surfing and standup paddling in glassy conditions. There may not have been any competition today but the AWT always finds a way to get on the water and make the most of what is given.
Casey Hauser SUP action at Waddell late in the day. - American Windsurfing Tour
Riders need to be ready for another 10:00am skippers meeting at Waddell Beach on Saturday morning. Pray for wind!
Tony Litke off-the-top at Waddell to end another fun AWT day. - American Windsurfing Tour