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Started Jul 23

Post Cards from Maui

I never recommend leaving Michigan during the summer - t's a beautiful place.  But, I'm in Maui for the next couple weeks, recovering from my only daughter's wedding, and I thought I'd post a…Continue

Started Jul 22

Swap Meet
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Shout-out to Bob Schoen for organizing another successful swap meet  . . .  with chili dogs!Thanks Bob.Also nice to see so many MI WindsurfersBrianContinue

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"Two things:  1) Windsurfing sure looks like fun!  2) That Don Ferguson guy is sure fast! Brian  ;~)"
Oct 11
Brian replied to Hazim's discussion Wetsuit Repair - Repair Kit??
"Hazim, Stop at a scuba shop and get some wet suit repair cement.  (You can order it online if you like.)  If it's a tear, you can fix it in 10 minutes.   If the suit is getting old, it might just keep tearing, but you can…"
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"Great pics Drew!   The wide-angle lens tends to flatten the water, so there must have been some good size swell. Brian"
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Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Quicky Lake Lansing 5.6 session 9/21
"Larry, Sounds like you've got your thinking cap on!   I've come to work still dripping! Brian"
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Pam Levy commented on Brian's blog post East Coast Windsurfing Festival - Congrat's to Pam Levy
"I've tried talking to Andy about coming to Michigan but he didn't get enough participants, too cold, and wind was not reliable when he used to come years ago. Maybe if we had enough interest we could convince him to do a camp next summer."
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Lawrence T Hoff commented on Brian's blog post East Coast Windsurfing Festival - Congrat's to Pam Levy
"Woo hoo Pam! How can we get ABK to come to Michigan?"
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East Coast Windsurfing Festival - Congrat's to Pam Levy

According to The Windsurf Loop blog, Michigan's own Pam Levy did the Mitt proud at the ECWF - Cape Cod, by taking second place in the Women's Freestyle division.  Pam's become an ABK devotee (not Pam's words) and I guess it's paid-off.  Congrat's Pam!From the Windsurf Loop Blog:The ECWF Cape Cod 2014 last weekend at Kalmus Beach in Hyannis was a big success. 38 windsurfers competed in 9 races and several rounds of freestyle. The Pro…See More
Sep 15
Brian posted a blog post

The Greatest Sport

Thanks Don, for sharing this!See More
Sep 8

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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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East Coast Windsurfing Festival - Congrat's to Pam Levy

According to The Windsurf Loop blog, Michigan's own Pam Levy did the Mitt proud at the ECWF - Cape Cod, by taking second place in the Women's Freestyle division.  Pam's become an ABK devotee (not Pam's words) and I guess it's paid-off.  Congrat's Pam!

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Posted on September 15, 2014 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

The Greatest Sport

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Posted on September 8, 2014 at 10:30pm

The 10 Golden Rules Of Water Safety

Fun is fun, but safety is number one.  Check out this worthy article from Boards Magazine: …

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Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:40pm

Rocking Windsurfers

Since we haven't been blessed with much wind, and I haven't been blessed with any free time, I'm sitting here grading papers and Jonesing to get wet, and ran across Shawna Cropas' recent post about some of the Rocking Windsurfers that she's met.…

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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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