Lake Isabella, July 16-17, 2005

The Caltech Surf & Windsurf Club headed out to Lake Isabella in the Kern River Valley for some camping and windsurfing.

The cast of characters: Ryan, Spencer, Christophe, Vera, Dave, Yen, Stephanie, Tammy, Tammy's brother, Konstantin, Konstantin's wife, Gaylord and myself. Like last year, nearly everyone was trying the sport for the very first time.

July probably isn't the best time for such trips. The campsite offers little shelter and it was unbearably hot – well above 100 degrees. Sweltering by the lake shore, I actually doubted whether the wind would arrive Saturday morning. Of course it did – it always does at Lake Isabella. Both days, a strong southerly breeze was blowing by early afternoon.

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