Michigan Windsurfing

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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 Keys to Sur-Thriving Stage Four Cancer" on the link…

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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 Loop.)

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

The Season has Started!

 . . . at least for the MI Windsurfers who've headed to Hatteras.  Don Ferguson is posting daily on his FB page.

Added by Brian on April 4, 2015 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

windsurfing lessons in northern Michigan

Hey guys,
I've been learning how to windsurf in nanjing, China for not quite 6 months now and, being there's a language barrier, I've hit a point where I don't know how to further improve. So,I come back to traverse city every summer and was hoping you all could lead me to some windsurfing lessons when I come home. I don't have any equipment, as I've been renting from the sailing club here in China. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Added by justin on April 2, 2015 at 9:12am — 3 Comments

Annual Cass Lake Spring Swap Meet

Added by Brian on March 31, 2015 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a many great days on the water in the new year! 

(Pics stolen from…

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Added by Brian on December 24, 2014 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Gone Boarding!

Check out this high school course at Forest Hills Eastern, in Ada, MI.  In Gone Boarding students learn to surf, long board, paddle board, snowboard. While also learning how to make a surf board and ski's or a snowboard.

Might not be college prep, but sure looks like fun.

Added by Brian on November 10, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

East Coast Windsurfing Festival…from Peter's blog at boardsurfr.blogspot.com

ECWF Cape Cod impressions

Many things at the ECWF Cape Cod impressed and amused me - here are a few random ones:

  • Caesar Finies skipping his…
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Added by Pam Levy on September 23, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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:…
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Added by Brian on September 15, 2014 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

The Greatest Sport

Thanks Don, for sharing…

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Added by Brian on September 8, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Original Windsurfer Regatta 2014

We had a variety pack of Michigan weather for the Original Windsurfer regatta but that didn't stop us from having a very enjoyable time. Participants came from Ohio and Michigan for the August 16 Regatta, some new to windsurfing and others actively competing to win the races. I always enjoy a day with other windsurfers enjoying our beautiful water and am looking…

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Added by Pam Levy on August 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The 10 Golden Rules Of Water Safety

Fun is fun, but safety is number one.  Check out this worthy article from Boards Magazine:  http://boards.mpora.com/features/10-golden-rules-water-safety.html

Added by Brian on July 29, 2014 at 2:40pm — No Comments

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