Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
Hi all just returned from a trip to El Yaque. This was my fifth time to this destination. Wind conditions were not as good this year but still had some good time on the water; also got to try a SUP and of course we all attempted to kill a liver.
Stayed at the El Yaque Beach Hotel directly above the Vela rental outlet. Smallest sail for the week was a 6.2 Neil Pryde and a 92 ltr. board. Usually you can count on numerous 5.0 days and much smaller boards but the weather was pretty…Continue
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:…Continue
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)…Continue
Added by Brian on February 24, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
It won't be long!
Added by Brian on February 12, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments
This was taken off YouTube and is now back…Continue
Or, you could just go ahead and windsurf like those Long Island guys:…Continue
Riding a 5 mile wave in Alaska in January!
Added by Brian on December 31, 2010 at 11:20am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Brian on December 29, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Saw this on God Save the Wind:
The first and only documentary about the history, invention, and the evolution of the lifestyle of the windsurfer.…Continue
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Attempted Crossing of Lake Michigan.
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