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Fun at da Reef

Look at the expression on Casey Treichler's face and the nice wave behind him.  Those guys sure have fun over on Lake Erie at da Reef.…Continue

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Celebrating 20 Years of Hatteras Trips

"Great to have that kind of connection with both friends and a place!"
12 hours ago
Brian replied to Chris Johnson's discussion First day of ripping & shredding Saturday May 7th at the Muskegon Pier
"Chris, I'm jonesing for some time on the water.  Stuck in China for a couple more weeks.   Send pics or videos for us landlubbers."
May 18
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18th GPWC Annual Windsurfing Regatta at Patterson Park, Grosse Pointe Park

June 25, 2016 from 9am to 6pm
All windsurfers are welcome!Possible classes: Open, Novice, ShortboardShortboards, longboards, and funboards welcomeAll ages and ability levelsRaffle for free windsurfing gear and other prizesOn-site picnicking and spectator areaSee More
May 18
Pam Levy commented on Brian's blog post Getting Ready for the Season
"What a great week it was!"
Apr 26
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Ron & Annabel!

"Congrat's to Ron and Annabel!  Awesome showing from the Great Lakes."
Apr 26
Brian replied to Tom Prus's discussion looking for a used sailboard package
"Tom, Also, there's the swap on May 7th. Brian"
Apr 25
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Cass Lake Spring Swap at Dodge Park #4/ Cass Lake

May 7, 2016 from 10am to 3pm
Annual Cass Lake Swap.  Rain date is the 8th.See More
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Cass Lake Spring Swap at Dodge Park #4/ Cass Lake

May 7, 2016 from 10am to 3pm
Annual Cass Lake Swap.  Rain date is the 8th.See More
Apr 19

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Where do you sail most often?
Metro Beach, Caseville, Cass Lake, Stony Creek
Favorite Sailing Site in MI
Sturgeon Bay, Wilderness St. Park

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Getting Ready for the Season

The off-season/pre-season is a great time to work on skills, especially in a place like Bonaire, with the ABK BoardSports team. Andy Brandt and the guys are really awesome at helping everyone from beginner to advanced freestyler. If you ever have the chance to take an ABK clinic, I think you'll find it a good investment in your windsurfing future.…


Posted on March 2, 2016 at 6:23pm — 4 Comments

Sur-Thriving Cancer, Pete Wittstock

Nice article on Pete Wittstock on the St. John Providence website (thanks to Don Ferguson):


Also check out Pete's tips to "Three…


Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:59pm

Take some time to de-stress over the holidays . .

. . . with some Pidgin Shaka yoga

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 5:30pm

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At 12:11pm on June 14, 2013, JEFFREY MOORE said…

Hi Brian:

 I have not windsurfed in about 30 years and am looking for advice on equipment. Thinking about getting back into it again. I miss sailing. Have you any advice on starter to mid-level equipment? Used is OK also. Thanks for the help


At 6:01pm on November 14, 2012, Gary John Matthews said…

dang, and I thought it was a given

At 2:47pm on July 12, 2012, Shane Crean said…

Hi Brian,

Do you have the bic fin still for sale, how much would P&P to Ireland cost?


At 2:06pm on June 15, 2012, Linda A. Merlo said…

Looks interesting.  I'll think about checking it out.

At 9:37am on June 15, 2012, Linda A. Merlo said…


Good Info.  I'll probably head to Cass Lake tomorrow and see if I can get in on a 90 F day.


At 10:14am on May 16, 2012, Nilesh Shah said…

Thanks for the welcome message.  

I used to sail long time ago (last sailed in 1997) at Stoney creek and Orchard lake.   I am planning to get back to Windsurfing and introduce my son (19) and daughter (16) to this wonderful sport.   Was glad to see this website for michigan windsurfing community.   I am looking for equipment (sold mine in 97) and feel bad that I missed the swap meet held at Dodge Park earlier this month.



At 10:51am on April 28, 2012, Steve Penn said…

Brian, Thanks for the welcome--I stumbled onto MW from a link on Windsurfing Int'l mag site. Nice to connect with this community. We have a small group of sailors living along the shore between the old Breakers-on-the-Bay and Port Crescent campground. I'm here almost full time. Hope to meet you in person some day. Do I understand that you are from Lake Orion? That has been our home for over 30 years.



At 2:46pm on April 3, 2012, Dirk van Putten said…
Hello Brian

Did my comment make it back to you? I hope you are having some good spring wind.

Thank you, Dirk
At 12:18pm on March 31, 2012, Brad B said…

Thanks for the welcome.  Lake Geneva is a small obscure lake in Northern Michigan (near Onaway).   Not particularly great windsurfing, but that's where I seem to be most.  

Do you happen to know if there will be a Windsurfing swap meet anywhere in Michigan this Spring?

At 10:36pm on March 29, 2012, Dirk van Putten said…
Once a Michigander, always a Michigander. I grew up right on Lake Michigan about 1 mile north of the Holland pier. I taught windsurfing for the Surf Shop in Holland. I started windsurfing in 1980.
I am thrilled there is a Michigan windsurfing group.
Thank you, Dirk


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