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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.

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

Meet Tim Ortlieb

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…


Added by Brian on January 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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.…


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

The Invention of Windsurfing Film


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…


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


Wind sensor is up and running at Rondeau Bay as of 7pm tonight. yahooo!!!

Added by Don Ferguson on June 1, 2010 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

Surf news from around the world . . well, at least the US and Canada

Don, one of our new members, send me some info about their local windsurfing blog, so check it out.


It's got some nice links to launches (at the top) and some video and picture links on the right side,and Rondeau Bay is not too far. Don says, regarding Rondeau Bay, that "It is a venturi in South Westerly winds and it will be much windier there than anywhere else I know of… Continue

Added by Brian on May 24, 2010 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Lexington Wind Talker

Hey Everyone,
Please take a look at Tom's post in the Wind Talk forum. He's looking for help to keep the Lexington Wind Talker going. Maybe you know a small business who would like to help? Or maybe you can help yourself?

Added by Brian on April 18, 2010 at 9:46pm — 2 Comments


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