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Sep 12
Chris Byrnes is now a member of Michigan Windsurfing
Sep 12
Bob Schoen replied to Jan Kramer's discussion Recreational Windsurfing in/near Oakland county?
"Silly me - did not look far enough to see the  other responses. Have you made it there yet? Look for my big white GMC van and say hello."
Sep 8
Bob Schoen replied to Jan Kramer's discussion Recreational Windsurfing in/near Oakland county?
"In case you have gotten no responses,  I would suggest Dodge #4 State Park on Cass Lake, not too far from Pontiac Lake. I tired to do Pontiac Lake last year, but there appeared to be little waterfront outside of the "formal" beach,…"
Sep 8
Brian posted a discussion

Need Dakine Accessories ?

All,Larry Ruhstorfer, at Thumbs Up Kiting, is placing a Dakine order soon.   If you need harness lines, harnesses, bags, cold weather mitts, tie down straps, etc, and want to support a local (Caseville) business and save some money, then give Larry…See More
Sep 7
Bob Schoen replied to Lori's discussion In need of a wider board
"If you have no luck finding one this fall, come to the May swap at Cass Lake. You will see the announcement here in mid to late April."
Sep 6
Bob Schoen replied to Chris Robertson's discussion SE MI Lessons
"Another option if Lansing is too far for you. I am a US Sailing trained instructor. I teach out of Cass Lake in Waterford at Dodge #4 State Park. It has a nice rigging area and large sandy shallow area that helps save energy while learning. …"
Sep 6
Chris Ferrara replied to Chris Ferrara's discussion For sale: Ezzy cheetah 9.5m complete rig
"Yes. But I'd really like to keep the sail and mast together. Send me a message and we'll talk price to separate."
Sep 5


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Hatteras IWT Race Results

Some fellow Michiganders and a Windsorite did pretty well in the IWT races in Hatteras this past week.  Here are some of the results for the locals, courtesy of Bob Shoen:

Results - FINAL Position

points 1st race

points 2nd race

total points

Open Race (84 entries)

jersey number

first race

second race











Posted by Brian on April 23, 2017 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

New App: WaterSpotr - Where are your buddies sailing today

US Windsurfing just put out a new app with launch sites and instant connectivity - and of course Facebook integration.  They used some of the site from the map that Dave Dalquist put together, but they still need to add many more Michigan sites.  It's available for iPhone and Android, so check it out.


Posted by Brian on March 22, 2017 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

On days like this we must surf

Saw this on the Reef Warriors site.  Great winter stoke.

On Days Like These We Must Surf from Jake Kovnat on Vimeo.

Posted by Brian on December 9, 2016 at 8:18am

Glenn lake area launches

I'm heading to Glenn Lake for a week. Do you guys have any tips on good WS launches in the area? Glenn lake and Lake Michigan Sleeping Bear area? Thanks for any advice.

Posted by Chris Ferrara on August 16, 2016 at 9:03am — 3 Comments


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