Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
Since we haven't been blessed with much wind, and I haven't been blessed with any free time, I'm sitting here grading papers and Jonesing to get wet, and ran across Shawna Cropas' recent post about some of the Rocking Windsurfers that she's met.Continue
Added by Brian on June 28, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments
Long-time Casevillian, windsurfer and kiteboarder extraordinaire, Larry Ruhstorfer, opened up a shop on the beach in the Caseville County Park. The shop rents SUPs, kayaks and offers kiteboarding lessons, as well as some retail in the brands you know. If you're in the area ( a ~2-hour drive from the metro Detroit area) for…Continue
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Most of us can relate to the need to carry windsurf boards and SUP's - in style if possible. Check out some of these rides:…
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Well, the season must be on it's way. Bob Shoen just posted the date for the annual Cass Lake Swap Meet. Thanks to Scott for posting this:
Added by Brian on March 8, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments
I regret to inform everyone that the Blue Lagoon Marina has been taken over by Blaz Marine and they will not offer access to the lake for non-members. If you choose to purchase a boat and rent a slip then you will have access to the lake. The Owner of the Marina has made the decision, not Blaz, and as of now, the decision seems final. I will work on them again in the summer and press for fall access.
Take care and see you soon.
Added by Chris Ferrara on January 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
As long as our water is solid phase, we might as well appreciate a MI company's role in the Winter Olympics. Check this out:
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After Don's post about missing the crowds of windsurfers, I'd thought I'd post this. If you haven't seen it, it's the trailer to Andre Paskowski's last film, Below the Surface. Check out what Robbie Naish has to say at about 2:40 into the trailer. And hey, why not pick up a copy for Christmas. You can get it through Side-Off Video.…Continue
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kidSUPracer's latest blog post.
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Over the years, I've had a few folks ask about sailing spots in the Traverse City area, plus I'm quite familiar with the Keweenaw Peninsula in the UP, so I've put together this Google map as a starting point, with some notes about the locations.
If you additional comments or spots to add, please send me details.
By now, many of you have heard of the passing of Andre Paskowski, windsurfer and extraordinaire and film maker, at only 31 yrs of age. I was moved by his Facebook farewell:…Continue
Added by Brian on August 5, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
This Saturday, July 13th, is the first of the Original Windsurfer Summer Series
Ted promises fair winds, blue skies and warm temps - and a lot of fun if the first three all don't work out!
Charter boards provided. Check the "Events" tab for more info.
For event info email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit.http://www.originalwindsurfer.com
(pics below stolen from…Continue
Added by Brian on July 10, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
This stop on the 2013 Great Lakes Demo Tour is part of the Michigan State Parks Recreation 101 program and is also a "Pure Michigan" event. Participants will get an introductory windsurfing lesson and have a chance to see and demo the latest gear from Goya, RRD, Gaastra, Chinook, Dakine and other sponsors. Register with Young State Park, "join" the event on our Facebook page, or call Mike or Dave to register.…
Added by Brian on July 3, 2013 at 7:59am — No Comments
This week kicks off the Great Lakes Demo Tour, run by Mike Wahl and Dave Batchelor. It's a great opportunity to become introduced to this great sport and to try gear from RRD, and Goya. Give Mike a call and let him know you're coming.
Time: June 19, 2013 from 11am to 5pm
Added by Brian on June 17, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments
The Grosse Pointe Windsurfing Club is hosting their annual Regatta at Patterson Park in Grosse Pointe. The event is tomorrow, Saturday June 15th - just in time for Father's Day!
The winds are expected to be light, but should be good for the long boards and maybe even the formula boards.
Added by Brian on June 14, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments