Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
As the first of a Get to Know More Than Sail Size series, Michigan Windsurfing sent intrepid reporter, Will Splashtack, out to the Gorge to interview Tim Ortlieb. Tim is a made-in-Michigan windsurfer who found a career in the ‘industry’. If you ordered a new Ezzy sail, it may have come from Tim. So meet Ezzy’s main man on the mainland! (click the title or the Blogs tab to see full…Continue
Added by Brian on January 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
In case you haven't been reading the forums, it looks like Windsurfing Magazine will suspend publication, apparently to the surprise of the editor. This from Josh Sampiero on the iWinsurf Forum:
Word is getting around, and I wanted to be the one to tell the iWindsurf community.
WINDSURFING magazine will be suspending publication for the upcoming year.
There's still quite a few details I'm not sure about,…
Millard, Keith and Craig took advantage of the relatively warm winds on Thursday to get at least one more session in before 2011 closes out. Millard said that he pushed the limits of hypothermia that day, but he managed to get this GoPro footage:
Added by Brian on December 16, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments
Wednesday 11/9/2011, Metro Beach
Arrived onsite at 2:00 with an onshore wind, already there were several windsurfers on the water all with 5.5 to 6.0s.
Kind of strange such big sails for the wind at hand. Lesson 1: Onshore winds always look and feel windier.
I figured a 5.5 would work for me so I rigged the 5.5 Ezzy with the 101 RRD and went out for a spin.…
Saw this posted by the Reef Warrior last week:
Added by Brian on October 29, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments
Just wanted to give a shout-out for Ted Schweitzer and his article on Original Windsurfing in the latest Windsurfer International:
Just saw a new site by some Lake Erie sailors.
Check them out: Reef Warriors
Added by Brian on October 18, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments
Okay, this has nothing to do with Michigan windsurfing, other than the fact that we could use some more young blood in the sport. Mike and Dave are doing a good thing with the Demo Tour, and Ted's fueling the stoke with his Original Windsurfer, but this video (thanks to DaNews) just hit the spot for me:
p.s. When you're teaching kids, or anyone for that matter,…Continue
Added by Brian on August 26, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Starboard has a new beginner's site: http://www.start-windsurfing.com
I added it to the links on the right.
Added by Brian on August 1, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments
Sergey, from videojibe, created a new wind sensors site, http://www.windscore.com, which captures all the NOAA sensors. He's also created a sister mobile site: m.windscore.com . Sergey is a really smart and capable guy, and so I imagine that he'll continue to improve the site. Check it out: …Continue
Added by Brian on July 19, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Hey you longboarders that have these boards may be interested in this if your gasket needs replacement.
Go to Home Depot and purchase a 3 foot strip of black vinyl base molding (they have two thicknesses and stiffnessess - I used the slightly stiffer one about 1/16 in. thick), some barge cement and make your own. Be careful removing the original gasket, the adhesive Mistral used took some of the epoxy skin off when I removed mine. You can minimize damage by using a scraper with…Continue
There's a post on iwindsurf about adding iwindsurf sensors to the Great Lakes in an effort to get more people to join iwindsurf. Here's the post on the Eastern area forum:
Joined: 23 May 2007
Added by Brian on July 12, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments
Saw this car in Hatteras (check the plate) and wondered who it belongs to?Continue
Added by Brian on May 13, 2011 at 10:37pm — No Comments
These are up and running due to user support. They are a private entity not promoted by the DNR at Lexington or the MetroParks at Metro Beach. The WeatherTalkers rely on support from the people who use them. User support is needed to keep the Metro Beach…Continue
Added by Tom Janicki on April 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Saw this on FB today:
Added by Brian on April 4, 2011 at 8:02pm — No Comments
Check out DaNewsBlog for this history of the Forward Loop:
Looks like Ted Schweitzer had something to do with this!
Added by Brian on March 31, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments