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older windsurfing mags for free

a whole collection of windsurfing magazines Windsport  and   Windsurfing  some 1985 and older to present.Some collections of entire years.  \\\\we are purging so if you have any interest please contact me ASAP.See More
Jim O'Donnell replied to Jim O'Donnell's discussion Weird Waves - Very cool Great Lakes surfing video
"From the YouTube comments section:  "Burton is like a Simpson's surf cartoon character." Ha Ha!  So true!  Can't help but smile listening to his stoke! -Jim"
Jan 11
Jim O'Donnell posted a discussion

Weird Waves - Very cool Great Lakes surfing video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DmoQ-ziT38Some very impressive waves on Lake Superior.  Brrrr.   Makes Oregon coast seem downright tropical!-JimSee More
Jan 11
Jim O'Donnell left a comment for Shaun Arntz
"Would it be possible for the Michigan Windsurfing webmaster to delete that post?  I'd rather not have my email address and full name available on a public posting.  I thought I was leaving a private comment.  Thx."
Jan 8
Shaun Arntz replied to Alex H's discussion WTB: beginner gear
"For all of those of you that are interested in the email list, I sent you all a friend request and message asking for your emails as non-members on the internet can still see the message boards here. I'll send it out today to those that have…"
Jan 8
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Alex H's discussion WTB: beginner gear
"Sign me up as well.  I start a new job in downtown Grand Rapids in April, relocating from Lansing.  "
Jan 7
Jim O'Donnell replied to Alex H's discussion WTB: beginner gear
"Randy, I come to Michigan every summer for vacation with the family and stay in Glenn (between S. Haven and Saugatuck).  Usually stay 7-10 days.  We bought a cottage there a few years ago and I have gear.  135L Bic Techno and a 105L…"
Jan 5
Shaun Arntz replied to Alex H's discussion WTB: beginner gear
"Wow this thread blew up!! I'll put together the west shore mailingb list. I just like to get everyone's permission before sending it out :) even if their email is already posted, it's a respect thing of sorts of mine. Testing…"
Jan 5


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Instructor info and new book for all windsurfers

There is a new windsurfing instructor program taking hold. https://www.windsurfingipa.org/

The web site is worth a look. It is supported by many pros and others to help promote the sport. It is geared towards getting more instructors out there, but there is a lot of related info as well. It appears to be better supported than US Sailing was (they are also backing this program and forgoing theirs). They are offering a gratis Level 1 rating for those with a US Sailing Instructor rating if you "join" and buy the book they are promoting. Registering is free. The book is about $70 depending on where you order. Already having a US Sailing rating, I went ahead and did sign up and got the book (so I will get my Level 1 rating). It is pretty awesome. It is 477 pages of full color photos and verbiage describing any trick and technique you can imagine and likely many you never knew existed. It gives tips and steps to take to learn moves and…


Posted by Bob Schoen on September 1, 2018 at 6:38pm

Top Ten Reasons for Women to Date a Windsurfer (Encore Valentine's Day Edition)

From our love-sick Long Island friends at www.peconicpuffin.com:

Ladies, are you still searching for that special someone? Consider looking amongst the windsurfers:

1. The ratio of men to women is 4 to 1.

2. They can talk about something besides football.

3. They don’t smell too bad because it’s a good bet they’ve gotten wet recently.

4. They have another interest besides sex.

5. You know they’re rich enough to afford windsurfing equipment.

6. You always get the latest weather report, several times a day.

7. They are capable of commitment, at least to their sport.

8. They have no issues about wearing rubber.

9. You always know where they are, at least when it’s windy.

10. Windsurfers are generally fit, tanned, and have cute butts.

Non-windsurfing men should NOT...repeat NOT...pursue windsurfing women, unless they are prepared to immediately throw themselves into…


Posted by Brian on February 14, 2018 at 6:00pm

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


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