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Lawrence T Hoff
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  • Upton, NY
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Spring is here?
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    With last week's snow still fresh on my mind, I had not started thinking about windsurfing yet. Fortunately, my wife thinks more clearly than I do. When she saw how windy it was at our house…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence T Hoff Apr 17.

Video of recent sailing on Long Island, NY
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    This site is on the Long Island Sound. It is a popular wave site in NW winds, since there is about 100 miles of fetch for the waves to build. In this video, there is a 20-25 knot NW breeze, but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Dec 4, 2016.

Friday's forecast for mid-Michigan is looking promising!
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Where to sail in a NE?My default is Lake Lansing - close to home and work, but am open to alternate suggestions...Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Sep 29, 2015.

That is a crowded starting line! DEFI wind
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https://vimeo.com/119972386Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian May 18, 2015.

 

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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
Lawrence T Hoff commented on Brian's blog post Hatteras IWT Race Results
"Go Don!"
Apr 24
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Spring is here?
"Pics:"
Apr 17
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Spring is here?
"Pic's please!  I hope it was a day on the water for most.  We were opening the cottage at Caseville, where a south wind does not work and missed it. Brian"
Apr 10
Lawrence T Hoff posted a discussion

Spring is here?

    With last week's snow still fresh on my mind, I had not started thinking about windsurfing yet. Fortunately, my wife thinks more clearly than I do. When she saw how windy it was at our house yesterday, she suggested that we check out Lake Lansing. When we got there, Lars and Lisa were already on the water, and a couple others were rigging up.     I rigged a 6.3 and 105 liter RRD and joined the fun. While the wind was up and down (par for the course at Lake Lansing), it was still a good…See More
Apr 10
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Friday's forecast for mid-Michigan is looking promising!
"Larry, Looks like about a 2 hr drive time, but Lexington (on Lake Huron) is good.  Caseville is also good (~2.5 hrs) at the Surf Palace, but the princess won't be there this weekend."
Sep 29, 2015
Lawrence T Hoff posted a discussion

Friday's forecast for mid-Michigan is looking promising!

Where to sail in a NE?My default is Lake Lansing - close to home and work, but am open to alternate suggestions...See More
Sep 29, 2015
Lawrence T Hoff commented on Brian's blog post Queen of the Cape
"Woo Hoo!"
Sep 27, 2015
Lawrence T Hoff commented on Lawrence T Hoff's photo
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ABK camp at Tiana Beach, Long Island, NY

"I don't remember which ABK camp this was. Yes. There was/is a tight group on Long Island, including Jeff Schulz, Michael Alex, Michael Jaimeson, Jill Marr, (all in the picture, as well as George Marr, George Pav, and Pete Roesch, and Rich…"
Sep 13, 2015
Pam Levy commented on Lawrence T Hoff's photo
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ABK camp at Tiana Beach, Long Island, NY

"Looks like fun Larry! I'm enjoying ABK in Cape Cod right now. What date was this camp? Is that Tom DeHaan far left middle row? I've shared houses with him in Hatteras."
Sep 11, 2015
Lawrence T Hoff posted a photo

ABK camp at Tiana Beach, Long Island, NY

I am crouched down with the baseball capSource: Peconic Puffin (http://www.peconicpuffin.com/)
Sep 11, 2015
Lawrence T Hoff commented on Pam Levy's event East Coast Windsurfing Festival 3rd Annual Cape Cod 2015
"I am so jealous because I cannot go. That is the weekend my kids are home from college.  Kalmus is a great beach to sail - especially after Labor Day when the summer beach crowds thin out.  That picture of me rail-riding a F2 Pheonix 320…"
Aug 25, 2015
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Mark Beauman's discussion NO WIND HELP!!
"Lake Lansing delivered on Friday. Larry (5.6), Lars (6.5) and Lisa (5.3) sailed from 5-7. The high point for me was when a pontoon came by to check out the action, and I pulled off a video-worthy Vulcan just feet in front - lots of slide, trying to…"
Aug 1, 2015
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion That is a crowded starting line! DEFI wind
"Yeah, this has got to be one of the craziest events anywhere!"
May 18, 2015
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May 16, 2015
Lawrence T Hoff replied to Don Ferguson's discussion Things we learned!
"Thanks for the report, Don. With all due respect to Mike B (and I hope you told him I said hi), IMHO - if you want to learn freestyle at all, attend an ABK camp! If you insist on learning on your own, download the ABK instruction book. Page 64…"
May 7, 2015

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Favorite Sailing Site in MI
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At 11:01am on June 2, 2014, Mark Musgrave said…

Barely a photographer! I do ride a lot though-mostly on Lake Erie! One of the guys I ride with is into photography & anytime he gets gassed he pulls his cam out, hence we get a lot of pics. 

At 3:04pm on May 5, 2014, Mark Beauman said…

Welcome To Michigan!!!  I'm glad you enjoyed the quick ride on my gear!  You sure were hard core without a wetsuit.  Hope to see you on the water again soon!

Cheers

mark

At 10:50am on February 22, 2014, Molly Young said…

Thanks for the info! :)

At 6:24pm on February 15, 2014, Scott said…

Larry, Molly, You'll both want to sign up for the Yahoo MIWindsurf email group.

send an email to: miwindsurf-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

There is discussion of upcoming wind events, occasional session reporting,

launch discussions, etc. The best feature by far is Millard's upcoming wind

analysis. You don't want to miss that.

Molly: You don't want to launch at most of these places until you've got a reliable water start:

Larry, you'll want to launch at Kettle Point in Ontario on a NNW or N wind for waves, or possibly St. Joseph.

At Marysville if it is a strong South (closest thing around to the Gorge),

At Lexington if there's an NNE or NE.

At Sterling if it is a SE.

Caseville works on a SW.

Maumee works on a West

There are numerous places much farther north too, but I'm not too

familiar with them.  After work you'll have to make Lake Lansing work for you.

At 1:02pm on February 15, 2014, Molly Young said…

Haha - I'm new too! I just started windsurfing last summer. I'm afraid I won't be much help. Maybe we could get a group together to go windsurfing sometime this summer, though??

I've surfed Higgins Lake a couple times and Mullet Lake - both are nice places for Windsurfing: usually windy, grassy rigging areas, shallow. That's all I got. :)

 
 
 

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