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.