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Broken Boards, M&M Strangler, Ripped Sails and Hooters

February 11th, 2008 · 5 Comments


After a good breakfast, we piled in the Red Rocket towards Eustacia beach. no-access.jpg Lars had discovered the sail he rigged , flew and ripped in the morning was too much for the winds out by the reef, so he opted to spectate the carnage that would soon ensue.


Ty was first to launch and was out of sight before long. Sandor followed him next but remained close to the beach. sandorcarv.jpg Soon Ty was back on the beach and bleeding out his foot thanx to one of the many reefs. He was just in time to watch Sandor get dragged downwind twice to a nearby beach he could then claim for his own.


Kyber was the last to launch and was soon busting big airs and snapping sprayed-out turns. kyslashlookbk.jpg Apparently the reef dragon Ty encountered re-emerged and claimed Kyber’s board because he was soon on the beach sporting a snapped board.


After a fun football session on the beach, football.jpg Ty and I headed back to the wood.jpg so he could get the surfboards to ride in the dying winds. Once Ty returned with the boards, Sandor hit the snacks and they hit back. Apparently, breathing M&M’s into your windpipe is not a pleasant experience. Sandor was healed over and it looked for a moment that we were going to have our first casualty. I guess the milk chocolate melts in your throat, not in your hands. The rest of the evening we spent making pork stir-fry and drinking frosty beverages.

Today the winds are light but there is a great sense of optimism in the air, at least for us single guys .selfport.jpg As we pulled up to the docks we saw a large yacht bearing the name Hooter Patrol and soon found out they were here for a photo shoot. Who knows, maybe they will need to unwind from a hard day and enjoy the festivities at Monday Mash-Up here on the Bitter End.

We might be heading back to Anegada for some more moto-madness wheely2.jpg but the lack of surf there is making it easy for us to stay here and enjoy the many bounties here on the north end of Virgin Gorda.

I hope everyone is healthy and enjoying life.


Thanks Gemma, AKA Jammer, for the 4 shots I used.

-Benjamin C Anglin

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jamie // Feb 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Thats why he earned the name Sa-bork, it seems that anything that could go wrong, goes wrong with Sa-bork. Be careful! Looks fun! Send me a mailing address and I can ship another twin tip if needed. Another warm sunny day here in SB…it was 78 in town today. Global warming baby! Tell lars to rig a 6.0 next time! JD

  • 2 Candy, Kyber's mom // Feb 11, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Beautiful photos Ben, thanks, and great narrative also! You boys have fun but be sure you live to have even more fun another day! What beautiful water…makes me wonder what I am doing here in SB.
    Best to all,

  • 3 Tod Deardorff // Feb 11, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Kyber and Crew,

    Nice job on the website…….Jaime turned me onto it. Great writing and adventures so far, much of which I can relate to as Kelly and I and another couple chartered a 40 ft. power cat in the BVI 2 years ago. A few thoughts……
    1. The Bitter End is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.
    2. Foxy’s bar on Jost Van Dyke is a must if you haven’t crashed it already. I did a little doc. of our BVI trip and interviewed the legendary Foxy himself……..I’ve love to see some recent footage of him from your trip!
    3. The Baths are bitchin’ also on Virgin Gorda, as is the resort at Peter’s Island (but those bastards kicked us out of the pool)

    It’s all coming back to me looking at this blog… keep up the good work, fair wind and seas and keep Sandor alive and well……..BTW, C Street was overhead and perfect this afternoon.


  • 4 charles logue // Feb 12, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Great pics and comments. Where is P.Kiddy in this melange of adrenalin and melodrama? How about a cat’s perspective on all this hyper activity? Try not to self destruct. Charles

  • 5 Ben // Feb 12, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Thanks Charles. Pkiddy or “Skidz” as we’re callin him, continues to explode fur everytime a slight wind blows. He continues to dominate the boat, as he has spent more time aboard than anyone. This morning I awoke to him yelling at me to free him from a forward compartment he had slept in.

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