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Bonaire Wrap

Finally had some good wind as the week ended.  Saturday was the best day yet.  I sailed 5.7 and 5.4 most of the day and Jeannie was on a 4.0 (or 4.5 ?) and then a 3.7 in the afternoon.  We didn't get in enough sailing this week that I was willing to give up sailing time to take photos - so, unfortunately, I don't really have any good shots to share. 

The 'welcoming' driveway full of snow last night made me wish for a few more days in Bonaire.  I already miss the Hangout Bar:…

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Added by Brian on February 28, 2011 at 9:37am — 3 Comments

Bonaire Update

Well, not the greatest of weeks in Bonaire, but it sounds like it's a lot better than Michigan.  It's been windier the last few days, mostly in the high teens (knots).  Wednesday was a pretty windy day, averaging around 20 knots, but the tide was out during most of the day, making it very dangerous to sail without grounding the fin and getting slammed.  Jeannie and I sailed out in the channel, making for shorter than desired runs.  Still, the solid conditions (4.5 for Jeannie and 5.4 for me)…

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Added by Brian on February 24, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments

Time to Defrost

Hoping to melt some of the ice up there, I'm posting a few pic's from Bonaire.  This is day two, and no wind yet! 

In case you haven't been to Bonaire, I've posted a view pic's in the slideshow above.  There's the Hangout Bar, Jibe City Check-In, the crystal clear water, SUPing on a no wind day, and of course the MI license plate that hangs above the Hangout Bar!

The internet is pretty sketchy down here, so I don't know how lucky I'll be to post pics and videos.  It took more…

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Added by Brian on February 20, 2011 at 10:39pm — 3 Comments

Valentines Day - Top Ten Reasons For Women To Date A Windsurfer

Top Ten Reasons For Women To Date A Windsurfer (from the Peconic Puffin)

Ladies, are you still searching for that special someone?   Consider looking amongst the windsurfers:

10. The ratio of men to women is 4 to 1.

  9.  They can talk about something besides football.

  8.  They don’t smell… Continue

Added by Brian on February 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

New Windsurfer Int'l Mag is out

It won't be long!

http://www.windsurfermag.com/magazine/index.php?issue_id=3

Added by Brian on February 12, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

More on What to do in the Winter

Visualize:

This was taken off YouTube and is now back…

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Added by Brian on January 31, 2011 at 9:09am — 5 Comments

What do do in the Winter

Well, other than ski, snowboard, snow kite, ice sail, you can get ready for the windsurfing season and practice your loops!  Check out some stuff at the Boot tradeshow in Duesseldorf:

http://www.dailydose.tv/boot2011loopsimulator.htm

 

Or, you could just go ahead and windsurf like those Long Island guys:…

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Added by Brian on January 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Riding a 5 Mile Wave

 

Riding a 5 mile wave in Alaska in January!

Added by Domenic on January 15, 2011 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

Eleven Windsurfing Resolutions for 2011

. . . and they're all good:  http://www.boardseekermag.com

Added by Brian on December 31, 2010 at 11:20am — No Comments

Maybe We Need a Windsurfing Park in MI?

Wesh Center Crew Windsurf Park in Leucate from Julien Taboulet on Vimeo.

The Wesh Center Crew (windsurfing club of Julien Taboulet & Caroline Barbeau), located in Leucate / south of France, is proud to presenting you the first windsurfing park in the world. The 3 riders of the concept, Julien Taboulet/Thomas Traversa/Anthony Ruenes, are making the…

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Added by Brian on December 29, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Merry Christmas to all from Ann and Myself!!

 

Hopefullyt 2011 is a better year. Lots of snow and good conditions for downhill snow boarding and snow kiting, right now. I have had four decent sessions so far this year with more to come. Good luck and favourable winds to those that travel South. See you in Avon NC. middle two weeks of April. If you can be there let us know we would love to meet up with you. We are also going to make a very strong effort to get over and sail Blue Lagoon with you this upcoming spring.

Added by Don Ferguson on December 23, 2010 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

The Invention of Windsurfing Film

Brian,

Thanks for posting the film on this site. What a great film it is! It makes me smile and at the same time feel old. It was great to see what Waltze and Haywood look like these days. The windsurfing gods have treated them kindly. Fred Haywood must be at least in his 60's these days.When OC and I were on Maui in there early 80's Waltze and Haywood had the hot shop in the islands----SAILBOARDS MAUI with Jimmy Lewis working for them as a shaper------my how things have…

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Added by RON PISKOR on December 14, 2010 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

The Invention of Windsurfing

Saw this on God Save the Wind:

Wind & Water - the Invention of Windsurfing from Joseph Schuster on Vimeo.

The first and only documentary about the history, invention, and the evolution of the lifestyle of the windsurfer.…

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Added by Brian on December 13, 2010 at 7:53am — No Comments

New Mag Issue and Sail Size Data

The new issue of Windsurfer Int'l Mag is out. It's free. Check it out: http://www.windsurfermag.com/

Also, I sent a note out to everyone about sail size data for free ride windsurfing. If you have a chance during these busy holidays, please send me a list of what sail size you use versus wind speed, plus your weight. You can send it to me directly at ub@wideopenwest.com.
Thanks,
Brian

Added by Brian on December 6, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

As folks who are privileged to enjoy the out-of-doors and the beauty of this region - water, wind, waves, sunshine - I'm sure that we all have something to be grateful for this day. Enjoy your families this weekend, and remember that you've got to fit that wetsuit next season!
Brian

Added by Brian on November 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Michigan's own Ted Schweitzer

Michigan's own Ted Schweitzer shows up at the 2010 Kona Worlds in Miami:



Ted shows up at about 3:21 in the video, and is promoting the Original Windsurfer. Ted's dad, Hoyle, was the co-developer of the windsurfer. There's a link to Ted's sight on the RH… Continue

Added by Brian on November 14, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Latest in Extreme Sports

Michigan Windsurfing covers the latest in extreme sports. Please note that no animals were harmed in the production of this video - only one dog was slightly bored.



The SUP Cartwheel from Brian S on…

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Added by Brian on October 25, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Attempted Crossing of Lake Michigan

From Tom Janicki:
Attempted Crossing of Lake Michigan.

Added by Brian on October 18, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Attempted Crossing of Lake Michigan

Found this on DaNews: Very Interesting...

Attempted Crossing of Lake Michigan.

Added by Tom Janicki on October 18, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

The October Windsurfer Int'l is out!

Read it here: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/85edfcee#/85edfcee/54

Added by Brian on October 13, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

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