Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Whitney Whitenton of Spring, Texas (left) prepares his sailboard while Chris Ihle of Port Arthur (right) carries his board to Sabine Lake at Pleasure Island in Port Arthur on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006. Windsurfers took advantage of the unusually strong winds while much of Southeast Texas was negatively affected. Flight delays were common at Houston's airport today.
Chris Ihle of Port Arthur (left) windsurfs while Les Proske of Dickinson, Texas prepares to ride in Sabine Lake.
Les Proske (left) and Whitney Whitenton (center) windsurf while Chris Ihle (right) takes a break in Sabine Lake.
Whitney Whitenton of Spring, Texas turns his sailboard in Sabine Lake.
Les Proske (left) and Gary Hobbs (right) windsurf on Sabine Lake. Hobbs used a GPS unit to clock his speed on the water at 33.3 MPH.
Chris Ihle of Port Arthur returns after wind surfing at Pleasure Island in Port Arthur. The surfers said the powerful, gusting winds were difficult to safely control.