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Hatteras IWT Race Results

Some fellow Michiganders and a Windsorite did pretty well in the IWT races in Hatteras this past week.  Here are some of the results for the locals, courtesy of Bob Shoen:

Results - FINAL Position

points 1st race

points 2nd race

total…

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Added by Brian on April 23, 2017 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

New App: WaterSpotr - Where are your buddies sailing today

US Windsurfing just put out a new app with launch sites and instant connectivity - and of course Facebook integration.  They used some of the site from the map that Dave Dalquist put together, but they still need to add many more Michigan sites.  It's available for iPhone and Android, so check it out.

http://uswindsurfing.org/…

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Added by Brian on March 22, 2017 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

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.

Added by Brian on December 9, 2016 at 8:18am — No Comments

Glenn lake area launches

I'm heading to Glenn Lake for a week. Do you guys have any tips on good WS launches in the area? Glenn lake and Lake Michigan Sleeping Bear area? Thanks for any advice.

Added by Chris Ferrara on August 16, 2016 at 9:03am — 3 Comments

Skunked :(

Well, I just got back from a two week vacation on Lake Michigan.  I finally have a place to store my gear and I was so looking forward to some sailing on the big Lake.  But the gear just sat and sat and sat, waiting for the wind that never happened.  So disappointed.

On the bright side . . . I have never seen Lake Michigan so clean and clear.  After a few days of calm, the lake settled out and I could see the bottom plain as day in 10' of water.  As an added bonus, there was…

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Added by Jim O'Donnell on August 12, 2016 at 5:58pm — 1 Comment

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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Added by Brian on July 29, 2016 at 3:35pm — No Comments

2006 Mistral Windsurfer - excellent condiiton

Windsurf board, sail & accessories - $400 (Irish Hills Marina at Wamplers lake) - Call Chris at 517-266-0746

14975 Wamplers Lake Rd

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condition: excellent

engine hours (total): 0

length overall (LOA): 7

make / manufacturer: Mistral

model name / number: Slalom 340

propulsion type: sail

safety tips

prohibited items

product recalls

avoiding scams

Minstral Slalom 340 Windsurfer for…

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Added by Howard Dawson on July 15, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Introducing myself

Hey, fellow midwest windsurfers!  My name is Jim.  I just joined MI Windsurfing forum.  I'm a native Michigander from Milan (S. of Ann Arbor).  I learned to windsurf at the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1991, and have been doing it as often as I can ever since.  I live in Oregon, west of Portland, so I do most of my sailing in the Gorge these days.  

My wife and I just bought a place near Lake Michigan that will eventually be our retirement home.  But that is several years out.  I have a…

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Added by Jim O'Donnell on July 12, 2016 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

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/

Added by Brian on June 30, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

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

Added by Brian on June 1, 2016 at 6:39pm — 2 Comments

Getting Ready for the Season

The off-season/pre-season is a great time to work on skills, especially in a place like Bonaire, with the ABK BoardSports team. Andy Brandt and the guys are really awesome at helping everyone from beginner to advanced freestyler. If you ever have the chance to take an ABK clinic, I think you'll find it a good investment in your windsurfing future.…

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Added by Brian on March 2, 2016 at 6:23pm — 4 Comments

Sur-Thriving Cancer, Pete Wittstock

Nice article on Pete Wittstock on the St. John Providence website (thanks to Don Ferguson):

http://www.stjohnprovidence.org/about-us/believe-in-better/pete

Also check out Pete's tips to "Three…

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Added by Brian on December 15, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Take some time to de-stress over the holidays . .

. . . with some Pidgin Shaka yoga

Added by Brian on November 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

11-foot waves kick off fall in Chicago, a windsurfer's favorite season

Anyone know these guys?

Finding his groove

When Gregory Page arrived at the beach Tuesday, the sky was a dreary gray, northerly winds flew flags straight and towering waves crashed near shore, stirring up white waters like a Jacuzzi.

It was perfect.

"The wind is really, really strong and the waves are some of the biggest I've seen in 10 years," said Page, 58, of Evanston. "It's really fun out there. I've been sailing 20 years, and this is my…

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Added by Brian on September 30, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Queen of the Cape

Congrat's to Pam Levy who was crowned Queen of the Cape at the East Coast Windsurfing Festival.  Pam carries as much stoke as anyone I know.

(Pic stolen from The Windsurf…

Added by Brian on September 23, 2015 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

New Windsurf Mag

This from Pete DeKay on the iWindsurf Forums:

Hello all,

I am launching a brand new magazine called Windsurfing Now. It will be a grassroots-based publication to entertain and support the North American windsurfing community.

I am not able to take subscriptions yet (should be soon) but I may be able to send you a free issue. If you are interested in receiving our premiere issue then please e-mail your name and…

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Added by Brian on September 13, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rendezvous at the Reservoir - Today!

Today:  The Rendezvous at the Reservoir Will Be July 18 AND 19, 2015 At The NEW LONDON RESERVOIR PARK AND CAMPGROUND in new London, OH.   The Rendezvous is now on the US Windsurfing National Race Tour.

There will be Open, Hybrid, and Kona classes, and this year there will be a FREEGATTA.  There will be no charge for racing.  We hope to encourage beginners and those who have never raced before to join in on the fun.   Casual sailboarders and land-lovers are also encouraged to attend…

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Added by Brian on July 18, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments

The thrilling story of the Original Windsurfer

via Surfer Today:

The Original Windsurfer: a fierce competition in Huntington Lake, California, October, 1976 | Photo: TheOriginalWindsurfer.com

The Original Windsurfer was born in the 1960s. One day in January 1967, at a cocktail party in Pacific Palisades, sailor Jim Drake and surfer Hoyle Schweitzer…

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Added by Brian on July 6, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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