Michigan Windsurfing

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Well, I am not new to the area yet...

I just got a job offer from MSU. I want to know how that will affect my windsurfing life, if I accept it.

I'd hate to drag my gear 1000 miles from Long Island, NY - only to have it gather dust.

I am encouraged by the community I see here on this site. We have a tight, feisty group here on LI, and I think that social aspect is part of what makes windsurfing so great.

Anything that anyone can share would be great.

--larry

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Larry,

There's Lake Lansing, near MSU where there are a few 'feisty' windsurfers.  You'd probably be 1.5-2 hrs from a few good places on Lake Michigan as well.  Bring your gear - it will only gather dust during the winter.  Our water changes phase in the winter.

Here's some stuff to do during the winter:  http://www.michigan.org/winter/

Brian

Certainly bring the gear. Rent a place near Lake Lansing.

you'll be 1.5hrs from Lk. Michigan, Lk Erie, and 2 hours Lk. Huron. and Lk St. Claire.

Bring your freeskate and continue to sail through the winter and on the ice!

--Scott

On the other hand, if you don't have anything larger than a 5.5, you won't sail that often.

Good point, Scott. I should have indicated something about my expectations.

I'll do that in the form of describing my current gear - a quiver of wave sails from

4.0 to 6.3, a 100 liter freestyle board and a 80 liter wave board. My most used

combo is the 6.3/100l, followed by 5.6/100l. I own and use a dry suit, so I am

not afraid of cold temperatures. Most of my sailing is in the flat water of Long Island's

Great South Bay - which is within walking distance of my house, but I also sail

the Long Island Sound and the Ocean when conditions are right - both

of which are 45 minutes drive. I do travel to sail a bit as well - mostly Hatteras

and the Caribbean. The only freshwater sailing I have done is the Columbia River.

Thanks again for any feedback.

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