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I'm new to the sport and want to know where to start! All help welcomed!
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Hi everyone-Windsurfing is something that has looked so interesting to me for a long time, and I'm finally ready to take the jump and get started in the sport here in Michigan. My biggest question is…Continue

Tags: Beginner, Mid-Michigan, windsurfing, Newbie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Dietrich Apr 29.

 

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Eric Dietrich replied to Dayne Hopkins's discussion I'm new to the sport and want to know where to start! All help welcomed!
"Hi Dayne, Here is the flyer for the swap meet. I've never been but understand it generally gets a pretty good turn out. To start you have (2) basic options. Long boards, which are generally older but are still in use and are excellent for light…"
Apr 29
Scott Schreiber replied to Dayne Hopkins's discussion I'm new to the sport and want to know where to start! All help welcomed!
"Sent you an email."
Apr 26
Dayne Hopkins replied to Dayne Hopkins's discussion I'm new to the sport and want to know where to start! All help welcomed!
"Hi Scott-   Thanks for that helpful info! I haven't looked at the Cass lake swap yet. But I did have a look at what Redsky in Toledo has on their website. Though I wasn't sure how good they were for equipment as I haven't visited…"
Apr 26
Scott Schreiber replied to Dayne Hopkins's discussion I'm new to the sport and want to know where to start! All help welcomed!
"Used gear in Michigan can be hard to find.  Have you considered taking a drive down to the Cass Lake Swap that is coming up on May 13?   Craigslist is the other option for used.  A friend of mine is selling some used beginner gear in…"
Apr 26
Dayne Hopkins replied to Dayne Hopkins's discussion I'm new to the sport and want to know where to start! All help welcomed!
"Thanks, Larry! I am currently interested in pursuing this as a regular summer activity just for fun and some excitement beyond laying around at the beach and my skim board! I'm not looking for the best equipment around or top notch lessons, or…"
Apr 26
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Dayne Hopkins's discussion I'm new to the sport and want to know where to start! All help welcomed!
"    Dayne,     You did not explicitly state your goals for the sport. Some are attracted to windsurfing just as an excuse to cool off during hot summer days. Therefore, competence only interferes with a nice cool swim!  …"
Apr 25
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I'm new to the sport and want to know where to start! All help welcomed!

Hi everyone-Windsurfing is something that has looked so interesting to me for a long time, and I'm finally ready to take the jump and get started in the sport here in Michigan. My biggest question is where to find gear, and more importantly, where to find someone that can help me get the basic information when it comes to buying and starting out in the sport. I grew up skateboarding, snowboarding, and even taught myself how to ski, but I'm ready to take it to the water now as Michigan has so…See More
Apr 24
Dayne Hopkins is now a member of Michigan Windsurfing
Apr 9, 2016

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Where do you sail most often?
New to the sport and looking at how I can get involved and/or started!
Favorite Sailing Site in MI
Still waiting to find it!

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