25-Foot Waves Pound Chicago

by / Monday, 24 October 2011 / Published in Latest News
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Thanks to Juan Piantino for sharing these great pics!

Juan is from Chicago and used to live in New England.  Last week we they some strong winds in the Midwest. As he went out for a session at Montrose beach, 10 minutes from downtown Chicago, the wind was blowing 40 mph and the waves were getting big. Juan rigged his Ezzy Wave Special Edition 5.2, the smallest sail he has.  He put as much dawnhaul as possible and went out. During the session he and other friends were photographed and actually made the news (Juan is the one jumping). Juan is a big fan of Ezzy sails for their dependability and amazing wind range, but mainly because they can take a beating! Juan’s buddy Steve Cavill was also on an Ezzy that day.

Thanks for sharing!   More images and captions can be found here.