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David left a comment for Jim O'Donnell
"Hi Jim- There are two options for TC bay sailing.  On the east bay, Acme Park is my favorite- lots of incredible memories from the past.  On the west bay, there is a city beach west of Clinch Park/Marina that I only sailed a few times back…"
Jim O'Donnell left a comment for David
"Welcome, David. How is the sailing in Little Traverse?  I am learning that sailing in Lake Michigan from a shore launch is pretty tough!  Wondering if the Bay provides nice protection for the launch but still allows you to get into some…"
David is now a member of Michigan Windsurfing
Aug 2
Sawyer Poel posted a discussion

WTB: Freeride Sail, Mast, and possibly board?

I'm looking to build or buy a setup for light wind planing on Lake Michigan. Currently I'm using older equipment, I have an F2 Xantos 147L with a 7.5 sail. I'd be interested in purchasing a 8.5 or larger sail and possibly a mast to get some more use…See More
Aug 2
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Surfer's ear
"I've heard of this and tried earplugs once.  I felt that they affected my balance, but that could be me. Brian"
Aug 1
Lawrence T Hoff posted a discussion

Surfer's ear

   During a recent hearing test, the audiologist asked me what I thought was an unusual question: "Do you do a lot of open-water swimming?"  "Not intentionally," I replied, "although I am an avid windsurfer."  The audiologist then revealed that I…See More
Jul 31
David Smith replied to Simon's discussion WTB: Intermediate Freeride Setup
Jul 26
Sawyer Poel replied to Sawyer Poel's discussion Warren Dunes July 18
"He seemed to be training for some sort of marathon if I had to guess; he was wearing a wet suit and fins. There was considerable boat traffic that day so I was mostly concerned for him getting run over. Thankfully I saw him again as I was leaving,…"
Jul 24


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MI Windsurfing Launches

Bob Shoen started a document listing the windsurfing launches in and around MI.   I converted this to a Google Doc so that anyone with the following link can edit this document.  You can add sites, or add launch photos or maps, or comment on favored wind directions, obstructions, etc.  


Posted by Brian on May 14, 2020 at 8:40pm — 4 Comments

Swap Cancelled/Postponed

The May 9th Swap at Cass Lake has been cancelled/postponed.  The Michigan DNR has cancelled all group events are canceled to at least May 11.  Please pass the word.

Posted by Brian on March 19, 2020 at 11:26am

Annual Cass Lake Swap

Posted by Brian on March 5, 2020 at 6:04pm

Interpreting wind meters and forecasts

Here's a really well done video on how to interpret the wind forecasts (from Sailboardsforum.com)


Posted by Brian on February 3, 2020 at 2:30pm


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Session Report

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Windsurfing Launches

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