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WTB - 2009 or newer 100-108L board
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A friend is looking for the above- probably FSW or Freeride shape.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary John Matthews Dec 22, 2016.

Mistral Equipe
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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.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Smith Feb 10.

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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Started Oct 21, 2015

 

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Brian replied to Richard Raistrick's discussion WTB - Mistral Equipe or similar old style raceboard
"Richard, My neighbor has one in mint condition.  It's packed away in his garage and he's having some construction, so I can't get pics right now.  If you're interested, send me a note."
Feb 8
Gary John Matthews replied to Brian's discussion WTB - 2009 or newer 100-108L board
"Board found , kindly ignore ."
Dec 22, 2016
Gary John Matthews replied to Brian's discussion WTB - 2009 or newer 100-108L board
"Said friend here, freestyle also. Price estimate 2009 - maybe slightly newer. Should be sound or repairable with minimal time invested."
Dec 19, 2016
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WTB - 2009 or newer 100-108L board

A friend is looking for the above- probably FSW or Freeride shape.See More
Dec 19, 2016
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On days like this we must surf

Saw this on the Reef Warriors site.  Great winter stoke.On Days Like These We Must Surf from Jake Kovnat on Vimeo.See More
Dec 9, 2016
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Video of recent sailing on Long Island, NY
"Mike Burns was born to do this! Thanks"
Dec 4, 2016
David Smith replied to Brian's discussion Mistral Equipe
"I would be interested in a Mistral Equipe, waiting for photos...."
Oct 22, 2016
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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, 2016

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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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On days like this we must surf

Saw this on the Reef Warriors site.  Great winter stoke.

On Days Like These We Must Surf from Jake Kovnat on Vimeo.

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 8:18am

Aloha

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…

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Posted on July 29, 2016 at 3:35pm

Girl on Wave

Cool movie coming out soon:

GOW Fox 10 Interview from Girl on Wave on Vimeo.

Check out the trailers here:  http://www.girlonwave.com/

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 9:00am

Windsurf Rentals in MI?

I get this question a lot, so I thought I should put it out there.   Does anyone know of a place to rent/borrow windsurfing gear in MI?  Two or three people, who will be vacationing in the TC area, want to rent equipment.  Can anyone help?

The lack of rental gear certainly is not helping our sport.

Brian

Posted on June 1, 2016 at 6:39pm — 2 Comments

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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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