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Think Windsurfers are Nuts?

Here's a story about a group of MI… Continue

Added by Brian on October 4, 2010 at 8:28am — No Comments

New (?) Online Aussie Windsurf Mag

Just saw this today: http://www.r3volution-mag.com/issue_03.php

Apparently the third issue, but new to me.

Added by Brian on September 21, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Get Out There Today . .

If you can't get out for what's probably our last 80 degree, windy day today (like me), there's at least some good videos out there:

From the PWA in Klitmoeller: http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=389

from the Hatteras Wave Jam: http://obxbeachlife.blogspot.com/2010/09/hatteras-wave-jam-action.html

and for the Ladies:… Continue

Added by Brian on September 21, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments

Who needs money . . .

Who needs money when you can go windsurfing! That's not a question. Peter Francis Wilkinson apparently earned a Master's Degree in Philosophy by becoming a "complete participant" in the windsurfing culture and then writing about it! See for yourself on SurferToday.com. Or, if you want, you can read the thesis:…

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Added by Brian on September 16, 2010 at 8:43pm — 3 Comments

Sept Windsurfer Int'l Mag is out!

Check out the free online mag at: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/b8fd9abc#/b8fd9abc/1

Added by Brian on September 8, 2010 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Silver Surfer Revealed!

Ever wonder who played the Silver Surfer in that 2007 flick, Rise of the Silver Surfer? Well, the Michigan Windsurfing investigative team caught up with him on Saturday at Blue Lagoon. …



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Added by Brian on September 5, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Vote for Colleen!

The only MI Windsurfing member who is up for the "Most Stoked" award, from the Gorge Windsurfing Association, is Colleen Mihalik. Please vote for her:
http://gorgewindsurfing.org/2010/09/vote-now-for-the-gorge-windsurf-awards/

Only one vote per computer.

Added by Brian on August 31, 2010 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Finally!

From Millard on the SE MI Yahoo forum:



This morning’s early AM models agree on Hurricane Earl’s track and his

effect on Great Lakes wind. The best time

frame seems to be Saturday AM for a W-WNW blow with lots of upper level wind

support. Friday could give a W blow, but that has some gaps in it and may not develop

until late. Like a lot of wind events here, things will be stronger on northern

Lake…
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Added by Brian on August 31, 2010 at 7:06pm — 2 Comments

Hatteras Wave Jam

If you're thinking of heading to Hatteras this fall, you might want to consider the Hatteras Wave Jam. Bill Bell and gang down there are really good guys who are genuinely interested in promoting the sport. It might be your chance to learn wave… Continue

Added by Brian on August 26, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Secret Spot - FREEP article - pic's and video!

John B. found this one. Mark Beauman and Dave Batchelor are getting some good press these days:

http://www.freep.com/article/20100819/SPORTS10/8190437/1048/sports




Update: Also posted on the Ezzy site:… Continue

Added by Brian on August 22, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Higgins Lake Regatta

From Nathaniel S.:

Here's info for the Higgins Lake Regatta--it is the weekend after Labor Day, September 11-12. (the NOR is posted on the Events page).

Send in your registration soon to get the discount, and let me know if there are any questions.

We could use a volunteer to do Sunday breakfast--let me know if you can help out. (You'll get free admission and a… Continue

Added by Brian on August 16, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Non of this Nonsense in MI

Me my Shark and I from Chuck Patterson on…

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Added by Brian on August 12, 2010 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

No Wind, but . . .

at least the August 2010 Windsurfer International is out:

http://beachtelegraph.typepad.com/windsurferinternational/

Added by Brian on August 11, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Mark Beauman featured on the Ezzy Site!

Just saw that a couple of Mark Beauman's videos were just featured on the Ezzy site - Congrat's Mark!!!
Check them out here: http://www.ezzy.com/

Added by Brian on July 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Res. Rondezvous and windsurfing on TV

It looks like the Reservoir Rendezvous was a success last week. Check out the coverage at MOWIND.

Also, some of the Long Island windsurfers will be seen on the Royal Pains TV show tonight. You can find the link on Michael Alex's site.

Added by Brian on July 22, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

SUP in the Journal

The Wall Street Journal had an article on the rise of SUP, and it includes Chris Krause from Michigan!
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703720504575377023651849234.html

Added by Brian on July 20, 2010 at 10:11pm — No Comments

July Windsurfer International is out!

The July issue is hot off the presses. Check it out: Windsurfer International

Added by Brian on July 13, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Self Rescue

Following on a couple of ideas from Don Ferguson on broken booms, I found these great articles, by Patrick Bergeron, on self-rescue:

http://www.river-rippers.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=50



And while it's hot and there's no wind, it's a good time to go through your gear, replace worn downhauls and rubber U-joints and get ready for the days when it decides to blow… Continue

Added by Brian on July 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

For Ladies of Windsurfing Only!

For the few, the proud and the brave - women windsurfers, that is - there's a new website that you may find interesting: http://www.flowindsurfing.com/
The site even features a "hunk of the month".

And also: http://www.windsport.com/girls

Added by Brian on June 28, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Events in and around MI

I hope everyone got some this weekend! I've posted a few new race and demo events that are coming up in the next month. If anyone wants to report on these, let me know.

I've also added a few links (bottom, right) to some non-commercial windsurfing sites.

Lastly, Scott Haas, from MOWIND (see their link), is looking for people to report from race events on his site. Contact Scott if you're interested.

Brian

Added by Brian on June 21, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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