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Watch Where You Fall In

Wait, what?! Alligator found swimming in Lake Michigan…Continue

Started Oct 8, 2018

Sad News

Some very sad news.  A woman named Carolyn Skaff, of Frankfurt, died while windsurfing last Saturday.  I didn't know her, and there's no cause of death mentioned.…Continue

Started Sep 28, 2018

Spammer - Sorry

If you got a note from Kayi Mivedo, then I'm sorry about that.  I do work hard to keep out the spammers.  Kayi has been blocked.BrianContinue

Started May 18, 2018

Used gear collection
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Larry Ruhstorfer is trying sell off all of his friend, John Z's, old gear to get his wife, Kathy, some cash.  He'd like to sell it all together.  Here's Larry's email summary to me.> 3.5 Neilpryde…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Oct 18, 2018.

 

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Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Surfer's ear
"I've heard of this and tried earplugs once.  I felt that they affected my balance, but that could be me. Brian"
Aug 1
Brian replied to Sawyer Poel's discussion Retro sail repair
"Sawyer, The luff sleeve takes all the downhaul tension, so it will be interesting to see if that holds.   There have been a lot of newer sails for sale here that might be better alternatives."
Jul 21
Brian replied to Chris Johnson's discussion Little Sable Point
"LSP is one of the premier spots in MI for wind.  Would have liked to have been able to join you."
Jul 20
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion My new helmet arrived today
"Larry, Thanks for sharing this story.  Not that I do, but there's no reason not to wear a helmet, since we all wear one biking and skiing without thinking about it.  I'm so glad that you're okay and recovering. Brian"
Jul 18
Brian replied to Dan Kaczmarek's discussion 1990's Vintage Bic Mast Base
"Dan, Perhaps a photo would help.  Also, there are some old school windsurfer sites on Facebook that might be a good place to look. Also, this shop used to have parts for old boards:   https://www.the-house.com/windsurfing.html Brian"
Jul 13
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Comic relief during the current "wind drought"
"Larry, Great video.  Some of the folks didn't do half bad! Brian"
Jul 8
Cris commented on Brian's blog post MI Windsurfing Launches
"Very nice! I have to check these spots out for myself :-)"
Jun 28
Brian commented on Brian's blog post MI Windsurfing Launches
"Thanks Marc.  It would be nice to do the same for the rest of the MI sites.  Just need some free time. Brian"
Jun 1

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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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MI Windsurfing Launches

Bob Shoen started a document listing the windsurfing launches in and around MI.   I converted this to a Google Doc so that anyone with the following link can edit this document.  You can add sites, or add launch photos or maps, or comment on favored wind directions, obstructions, etc.  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aabCGdKnYhsa2nk-whOl9c_bxbikRPdV/view?usp=sharing

Posted on May 14, 2020 at 8:40pm — 4 Comments

Swap Cancelled/Postponed

The May 9th Swap at Cass Lake has been cancelled/postponed.  The…

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Posted on March 19, 2020 at 11:26am

Annual Cass Lake Swap

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 6:04pm

Interpreting wind meters and forecasts

Here's a really well done video on how to interpret the wind forecasts (from Sailboardsforum.com)

https://youtu.be/HJ2Wp8B8Uns

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 2:30pm

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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

Jeff

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?

Shane

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…

Thanks,

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

Linda

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.

Regards,

Steve

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…
Former?
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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