Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
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.
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
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
Added by Brian on December 13, 2010 at 7:53am — No Comments
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
Added by Brian on May 24, 2010 at 6:27pm — No Comments