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MI Windsurfing Launches

Bob Shoen started a document listing the windsurfing launches in and around MI.   I converted this to a Google Doc so that anyone with the following link can edit this document.  You can add sites, or add launch photos or maps, or comment on favored wind directions, obstructions, etc.  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aabCGdKnYhsa2nk-whOl9c_bxbikRPdV/view?usp=sharing

Added by Brian on May 14, 2020 at 8:40pm — 4 Comments

Swap Cancelled/Postponed

The May 9th Swap at Cass Lake has been cancelled/postponed.  The…

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Added by Brian on March 19, 2020 at 11:26am — No Comments

Annual Cass Lake Swap

Added by Brian on March 5, 2020 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Interpreting wind meters and forecasts

Here's a really well done video on how to interpret the wind forecasts (from Sailboardsforum.com)

https://youtu.be/HJ2Wp8B8Uns

Added by Brian on February 3, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Nothing like the Great Lakes

Where else can you sail past sunset and not worry about feeding any sea creatures.   We are lucky to like in the Great Lakes region.

Added by Brian on September 1, 2019 at 11:52am — No Comments

OBX Slalom Event

It looks like Ron McKay took 13th place in the OBX Slalom event this week!   That's pretty awesome, given that field of windsurfers.  I see Glendon Gardner in at 30th and Scott Fohey in at 43.  I know Don Ferguson is also in there somewhere.  Congrat's to all!  Da Mitt was well-represented!…

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Added by Brian on April 19, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

Top Ten Reasons for Women to Date a Windsurfer (Encore Valentine's Day Edition)

From our love-sick Long Island friends at www.peconicpuffin.com:

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



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

2. They can talk about something besides football.

3. They don’t smell too bad because it’s a good bet they’ve gotten wet recently.

4. They have another interest besides sex.

5. You know they’re rich…

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Added by Brian on February 14, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Hatteras IWT Race Results

Some fellow Michiganders and a Windsorite did pretty well in the IWT races in Hatteras this past week.  Here are some of the results for the locals, courtesy of Bob Shoen:

Results - FINAL Position

points 1st race

points 2nd race

total…

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Added by Brian on April 23, 2017 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

New App: WaterSpotr - Where are your buddies sailing today

US Windsurfing just put out a new app with launch sites and instant connectivity - and of course Facebook integration.  They used some of the site from the map that Dave Dalquist put together, but they still need to add many more Michigan sites.  It's available for iPhone and Android, so check it out.

http://uswindsurfing.org/…

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Added by Brian on March 22, 2017 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

On days like this we must surf

Saw this on the Reef Warriors site.  Great winter stoke.

On Days Like These We Must Surf from Jake Kovnat on Vimeo.

Added by Brian on December 9, 2016 at 8:18am — No Comments

Aloha

I usually don't recommend leaving MI in the summer - it's a beautiful state with great beaches (and no sharks).   However, for wind there's always Maui.  At 200 lbs, I could not hold onto a 4.7 the last two mornings.  Jeannie was on a 2.8, and Dan Katlein sailed a 3.5 all day long, two days in a row!  The Trades are just awesome.  You wake up any time, have some breakfast, maybe a little exercise and stretching session.  By 11am, you can almost assume that the winds will be blowing.  For…

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Added by Brian on July 29, 2016 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Girl on Wave

Cool movie coming out soon:

GOW Fox 10 Interview from Girl on Wave on Vimeo.

Check out the trailers here:  http://www.girlonwave.com/

Added by Brian on June 30, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Windsurf Rentals in MI?

I get this question a lot, so I thought I should put it out there.   Does anyone know of a place to rent/borrow windsurfing gear in MI?  Two or three people, who will be vacationing in the TC area, want to rent equipment.  Can anyone help?

The lack of rental gear certainly is not helping our sport.

Brian

Added by Brian on June 1, 2016 at 6:39pm — 2 Comments

Getting Ready for the Season

The off-season/pre-season is a great time to work on skills, especially in a place like Bonaire, with the ABK BoardSports team. Andy Brandt and the guys are really awesome at helping everyone from beginner to advanced freestyler. If you ever have the chance to take an ABK clinic, I think you'll find it a good investment in your windsurfing future.…

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Added by Brian on March 2, 2016 at 6:23pm — 4 Comments

Sur-Thriving Cancer, Pete Wittstock

Nice article on Pete Wittstock on the St. John Providence website (thanks to Don Ferguson):

http://www.stjohnprovidence.org/about-us/believe-in-better/pete

Also check out Pete's tips to "Three Keys to Sur-Thriving Stage Four Cancer" on the link…

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Added by Brian on December 15, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Take some time to de-stress over the holidays . .

. . . with some Pidgin Shaka yoga

Added by Brian on November 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

11-foot waves kick off fall in Chicago, a windsurfer's favorite season

Anyone know these guys?

Finding his groove

When Gregory Page arrived at the beach Tuesday, the sky was a dreary gray, northerly winds flew flags straight and towering waves crashed near shore, stirring up white waters like a Jacuzzi.

It was perfect.

"The wind is really, really strong and the waves are some of the biggest I've seen in 10 years," said Page, 58, of Evanston. "It's really fun out there. I've been sailing 20 years, and this is my…

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Added by Brian on September 30, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Queen of the Cape

Congrat's to Pam Levy who was crowned Queen of the Cape at the East Coast Windsurfing Festival.  Pam carries as much stoke as anyone I know.

(Pic stolen from The Windsurf Loop.)

Added by Brian on September 23, 2015 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

New Windsurf Mag

This from Pete DeKay on the iWindsurf Forums:

Hello all,

I am launching a brand new magazine called Windsurfing Now. It will be a grassroots-based publication to entertain and support the North American windsurfing community.

I am not able to take subscriptions yet (should be soon) but I may be able to send you a free issue. If you are interested in receiving our premiere issue then please e-mail your name and…

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Added by Brian on September 13, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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