Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sutter Buttes wave, January 11, 2009

Flying with Forest Baskett in his Stemme S-10VT, we launched out of Petaluma, CA with the hope for some wave. After weak wave at St. Helena, and nothing at Goat, we head over to the Sutter Buttes where Ramy Yanetz (ASW-27) and Frank Peale (Discus) are working the wave. Winds were weak, sometimes reading 14mph, but strengthening towards end of day. We departed shortly after the video, but Frank stayed on to top out at 13,500 ft. If you have Quicktime (QT) installed (or have a mac), click the picture above. If you have a PC without QT, click here Flash version to view. For best viewing, you need a DSL, cable, or faster connection. 53MB, 1:08.