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Bill Hutchidon replied to Eric Falker's discussion WTB - old Windsurfer board
"I have a few old fins, take a pic of the base snd i will look to for a match."
David Smith replied to Brian's discussion Mistral Equipe
"I would be interested in a Mistral Equipe, waiting for photos...."
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Mistral Equipe

I've got a friend looking to sell an old Mistral Equipe.  It's lightly used and excellent condition.  I'll try to get some photos.See More
Oct 16
David John Albright replied to Chris Righi's discussion Blue Lagoon Session
"Hello, New surfer to the group.  Does anyone know if you can still WS out of the blue lagoon?  I windsurfed from the Metro beach jet ski launch today and it wasn't that bad, but not great, I did however just start three weeks ago to…"
Oct 15
Gregg Bugala is now a member of Michigan Windsurfing
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RRD Freestyle Wave board 110LCondition: ExcellentComes with fin & Dakine board bag.Price: $895Contact Mark 517-927-9498See More
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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

Skunked :(

Well, I just got back from a two week vacation on Lake Michigan.  I finally have a place to store my gear and I was so looking forward to some sailing on the big Lake.  But the gear just sat and sat and sat, waiting for the wind that never happened.  So disappointed.

On the bright side . . . I have never seen Lake Michigan so clean and clear.  After a few days of calm, the lake settled out and I could see the bottom plain as day in 10' of water.  As an added bonus, there was not any of the usual churn of dead algae and seaweed sloshing around close to shore either.  It really was amazing.  Now if only I could order up some wind.  I'm not asking for much. . . .just a steady 15-25mph breeze.  Please.

Next year's vacation will not be scheduled in the dog days of August.  


Posted by Jim O'Donnell on August 12, 2016 at 5:58pm — 1 Comment


I usually don't recommend leaving MI in the summer - it's a beautiful state with great beaches (and no sharks).   However, for wind there's always Maui.  At 200 lbs, I could not hold onto a 4.7 the last two mornings.  Jeannie was on a 2.8, and Dan Katlein sailed a 3.5 all day long, two days in a row!  The Trades are just awesome.  You wake up any time, have some breakfast, maybe a little exercise and stretching session.  By 11am, you can almost assume that the winds will be blowing.  For some reason, when the wind meters say 21 mph at home, I'm on a 6.5-6.9 m2 sail.  Here, I'm on a 5.4 or maybe smaller.  Pretty awesome place if you can't be in Michigan.

If you look carefully (or click to expand), you'll see the tiny windsurfers.  No on is on bigger than an 86L board and probably a 4.5 sail.…


Posted by Brian on July 29, 2016 at 3:35pm

2006 Mistral Windsurfer - excellent condiiton

Windsurf board, sail & accessories - $400 (Irish Hills Marina at Wamplers lake) - Call Chris at 517-266-0746
14975 Wamplers Lake Rd

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condition: excellent
engine hours (total): 0
length overall (LOA): 7
make / manufacturer: Mistral
model name / number: Slalom 340
propulsion type: sail

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Minstral Slalom 340 Windsurfer for sale.

Super Vision 6.7 sail; mast 480cm Boom 200cm

Accessories include harness, straps, etc.

Posted by Howard Dawson on July 15, 2016 at 7:00pm


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