November 18, 2009

Hey, Duuuude! Surf's up in Racine!


Hey, Dude, take notice! The waves are awesome in Racine right now.

West Hansen of Chicago told us yesterday that the wind currents on North Beach were perfect, so he brought his kite surfing gear and spent some time with them all to himself. He explained to Jason Madson, a friend of RacinePost, how the wind periodically comes into the bay of North Beach and makes for some really great conditions. Hansen has been kite surfing for eight years, and makes his own boards.

Jason listened, but mostly took these great pictures for us. And yes, in case you wondered, those pictures of Hansen hanging suspended in mid-air are real; sometimes a 30 mph wind will lift a kite surfer far off the water.

12 comments:

  1. Very cool - I've even seen people in January and February do this.

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  2. Awesome pictures~~

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  3. hang ten , love the pics w/ the lighthouse in the background!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  4. Nice work Jason. Great pics. Dustin's pics on the "review" of Sebastians were great too. I tried to post a positive comment about Dustin's work on the Sebastians story, but somehow it was closed for comment. I hope it's ok to say something nice here.

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  5. If my geography is correct, the angle of these pictures indicate the photographer was on the lake too. If I'm right, he had some extreme conditions to work with to capture such exhilarating shots. Regardless, these are amazing pictures of great talent. Thanks for sharing

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  6. Good job with the pics! Got some talented folks around here

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  7. I hope us taxpayers aren't footing the bill for that guy.

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  8. 11:29 - you did not disappoint. I knew someone could put a negative spin on this - you are an idiot.

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  9. how would the taxpayers foot the bill for this....


    again you are an idiot

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  10. ok, I am the photographer who took these photos. I am perplexed about that tax payer comment. I'm not bitter or upset at the comment, but I don't understand how the comment is relevant in any way shape or form...?

    Please explain.
    Jason

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  11. oh, and yes... it was biting cold on the beach!

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  12. Jason - nice photo's. As I said before, I've seen guys doing this in Jan and Feb. That would be a great photo op also.

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