Spotted the NW blow forecast early on in the week so put the alert out to get a crew for a downwinder. Launched from Hobsonville marina and aimed for Pt Chev. There were six of us and we as we paddled out from the marina the wind was a bit light but it quickly picked up. I had a blast when the wind started to crank and we got some steep rolling chop to get planing on. Loving the 14' x 28" Jimmy Lewis M-14 as it is so much fun in these conditions.