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Please Help - Metro Beach Windtalker

This Message from Chris Lyons:
MESSAGE TO EVERYONE who uses the METRO BEACH WINDTALKER - Tom has been personally paying for this phone line and maintenance for the PC and software for 10++ yrs. here (THANK YOU TOM!!) with just a handful of us supporters (Paying $25-40+). Costs run $350+ yearly (and he's a young retiree now watching every penny). Literally we have a dozen people paying for everyone the past few years. …

Added by Brian on May 21, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Great Lakes Surf - Winter Version

This one from Transworld Surf via Bob Pratt:

And there's this…


Added by Brian on February 3, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

Seven Year Old Ripper

Check out this 7 yr old kid in Turkey.  How's that for inspiration on a snowy morning. He even jibes! 


(Seen on the Starboard site)

Added by Brian on January 28, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

Reef Warriors Rule!

Don't know if anyone has been getting out lately.  Let us know if you are.  Me - I'm hunkered down and dry, with a couple boxes of Kleenex.  The Reef Warriors, on the other hand, are definitely not waiting until boardshort season.   Our brethren of the lakes definitely rule:…


Added by Brian on January 17, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Happy New Year

Wishes of warm winds and glassy waves in the new year to everyone on Michigan Windsurfing

Hope everyone got all the water toys they wished for. …


Added by Brian on January 1, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Robby Naish Retrospective

Thanks to DaNews:

Robby Naish Retrospective - Lifetime Achievement Award (from La Nuit de la Glisse) from Tiroir A Films on Vimeo.

Added by Brian on December 9, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Thinking About a Winter Trip

Well . . .  if so, here are some good safe-travel tips.  Saw the link on Tanya Saleh's site:


Hypothermia cold water surfing


Added by Brian on December 1, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

If you sail at Lake St Clair Metro Park this may interest you.


If you sail at Lake St Clair Metro Park this may interest you.

Take the NWS survey and tell them why a NWS station is needed at Lake St Clair Metro Park.

There is rumor that they are interested in putting a NWS station at this site. Let's give them some positive comments.

It's a long survey and near the end you can add your 2 cents worth.

I mentioned how,  Lake St Clair Metro Park,…


Added by Tom Janicki on October 15, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Kai Lenny Lake Michigan crossing 2012


By the way, I spoke with Kai about this while I was in Maui this summer. He's a really nice guy - exactly as he comes…


Added by Pete Badra on August 27, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Pure Michigan

Added by Brian on August 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mark Beauman in the Gorge

Mark's jump made the Ezzy web site!


Added by Brian on July 30, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Windsurfer Int'l to cease publication

Some exciting news. Windsurfer International will cease production as Publisher Brian McDowell joins Windsurf Magazine in a deal to become Editor and lead a new digital project for the largest English language title in the sport.

Here's the official PR below.  We'd like to say a special and huge thanks to all the readers, advertising supporters and awesome contributors to the magazine and Beach Telegraph over the past 4 years. Without your backing there would've been no progress to… Continue

Added by Brian on July 13, 2012 at 11:31pm — No Comments

2012 Rondeau Bay Canadian Windsurfing Masters Association Race

Here is Don Ferguson's report from the 2012 Rondeau Bay Canadian Windsurfing Masters Association race, on Saturday June 30th:

On Friday, the windcast had downgraded to a max of 9 MPH from the SW, Yuckkk!!!!

Friday afternoon I called the Howard Johnson in Ridgetown to see if…


Added by Brian on July 4, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Jim Drake 1929-2012

One of the Fathers of Windsurfing, and certainly an influence in Standup Paddleboarding design.


From the Starboard Site:


In memory of Jim Drake

"Jim Drake changed the lives of millions of people and will continue to do so.

Windsurfing has made people experience the wind, waves and water in new ways.



Added by Brian on June 20, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Windsurfing Nationals - some good news!

Windsurfing Nationals Rescued!

US Windsurfing is thrilled to announce that Sam Bittner (organizer of the AWT wave tour), the Columbia Gorge Windsurfing…


Added by Brian on June 8, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

Update on the Olympic Screw-Up

Check out Farrah Hall's Blog:  http://farrahhall.blogspot.com/

US Sailing:  http://media.ussailing.org/Latest_News/2012/Brenner_052312.htm

Also check out Nevin Sayre's Letter: …


Added by Brian on May 24, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Meet Mark Boersma, USA 17

Just as the Michigan windsurfing season was kicking in, Michigan Windsurfing’s Will Splashtack strolled over to the Grand Rapids area to talk to Mark Boersma, USA 17, about some of his accomplishments - and to get a few tips as well.  Even at a young age, Mark was a…


Added by Brian on May 20, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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