Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
The other guy out there was Jim F.
He was on a brand-new Bic 148l board, and just getting used to it.
It was an awesome day for me - first time out on lake Huron, and
the wind was so steady compared to Cass Lake (and to the Gorge)!
I'll be back at the first opportunity. We got a little bit of footage of
you sailing from Jim's boom-mounted GoPro cameras. I imagine that
Jim will put together an edited version of the footage at some point and
post it here - as he has done for some of our Cass and Hatteras footage.
Was nice to have some company out there. Hope to repeat it soon.
Didn't know there were some other SE MI sailors up there. 148L in those winds must have been a handful! I'll look forward to the video.
(Did we meet at the Cass Lake Swap?)
While I did see you and Jeannie and the swap this spring, we didn't meet.
Jim did speak with you a bit though. Hope to sail with you guys someday.
Yeah, if you guys are ever at Caseville, give us a call. If you see me at Cass, please introduce yourself.
Yes, the wind was suprisingly steady (much more so than I expected) and it was nice sailing with you guys as well. I'm not sure what I would have done Sunday if you hadn't been our wind dummy. I'd probably still be standing on the shore wondering if I should sail or kite. It's hard to tell what the wind is really doing at that location when the wind has that much E to it. Of course, if it had been NNE as has been forecasted I probably would have been sailing at my cottage and I never would have met you guys. You are welcome to come up to Caseville and be our wind dummy any time.
I didn't even notice Jim's cameras but I thought I saw one on your boom. Anyway, looking forward to seeing the video if it gets posted.
Speaking of wind dummies, if you guys are ever sailing at the park (or even kiting) on a SW or W give us a heads up. We can't tell sometimes what the wind is doing over there because it's blocked by Oak Pointe.
Jim is the camera guy - he had one on his boom, and he put one on my boom.
With the super-wide angle, you have to be uncomfortably close to someone
before they make much of an appearance in the image - I didn't want to get that
close to you so your image is small, but hey - when he puts up the video you'll
still be famous!
As you know there hasn't been much wind this summer but you show up and suddenly everyone's out sailing.
You guys are welcome here any time!
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