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Rocking Windsurfers

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.

Here's the link to Shawna's…


Added by Brian on June 28, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

New Caseville SUP Rental/Retail Shop

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…


Added by Brian on June 9, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Windsurfing / SUP Vehicles

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:…


Added by Brian on June 3, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

Cass Lake Swap Meet

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

Blue Lagoon Blues

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 jason allen on February 11, 2014 at 10:36am — 14 Comments

MI Company's Role in the Olympics

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:



Added by Brian on January 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Pure Michigan - Ice Sailing

Ice Sailing - The Fastest of all Winter…


Added by Brian on December 28, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Below the Surface

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.…


Added by Brian on December 5, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Original Windsurfer

As seen on SailFeed, via The Original Windsurfer…



Added by Brian on November 21, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments


kidSUPracer's latest blog post.


Added by Chris Ferrara on November 2, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Definition of a Soul Surfer

The Rider And The Storm from RYOT on Vimeo.

Added by Brian on October 31, 2013 at 8:36am — No Comments

My 11 year olds Blog... Check it out!


Added by Chris Ferrara on October 12, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Traverse City area & Keweenaw Peninsula sites

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.

Link =…


Added by Dave Dalquist on August 18, 2013 at 11:51am — 4 Comments

Andre Paskowski 1982 - 2013

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:…


Added by Brian on August 5, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Original Windsurfer Summer Series, Traverse City

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 ted@originalwindsurfer.com or visit.http://www.originalwindsurfer.com

(pics below stolen from…


Added by Brian on July 10, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

'Pure Michigan' Great Lakes Demo Tour, Young State Park, July 10

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.…

Great Lakes Demo Tour - Young State Park


Added by Brian on July 3, 2013 at 7:59am — No Comments

'Pure Michigan' Great Lakes Demo Tour, North Higgins Lake State Park

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.

Great Lakes Demo Tour - North Higgins Lake State Park

Time: June 19, 2013 from 11am to 5pm



Added by Brian on June 17, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

Patterson Park Regatta - June 15th

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.

The Notice…


Added by Brian on June 14, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments


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