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At 12:11pm on June 14, 2013, JEFFREY MOORE said…

Hi Brian:

 I have not windsurfed in about 30 years and am looking for advice on equipment. Thinking about getting back into it again. I miss sailing. Have you any advice on starter to mid-level equipment? Used is OK also. Thanks for the help


At 6:01pm on November 14, 2012, Gary John Matthews said…

dang, and I thought it was a given

At 2:47pm on July 12, 2012, Shane Crean said…

Hi Brian,

Do you have the bic fin still for sale, how much would P&P to Ireland cost?


At 2:06pm on June 15, 2012, Linda A. Merlo said…

Looks interesting.  I'll think about checking it out.

At 9:37am on June 15, 2012, Linda A. Merlo said…


Good Info.  I'll probably head to Cass Lake tomorrow and see if I can get in on a 90 F day.


At 10:14am on May 16, 2012, Nilesh Shah said…

Thanks for the welcome message.  

I used to sail long time ago (last sailed in 1997) at Stoney creek and Orchard lake.   I am planning to get back to Windsurfing and introduce my son (19) and daughter (16) to this wonderful sport.   Was glad to see this website for michigan windsurfing community.   I am looking for equipment (sold mine in 97) and feel bad that I missed the swap meet held at Dodge Park earlier this month.



At 10:51am on April 28, 2012, Steve Penn said…

Brian, Thanks for the welcome--I stumbled onto MW from a link on Windsurfing Int'l mag site. Nice to connect with this community. We have a small group of sailors living along the shore between the old Breakers-on-the-Bay and Port Crescent campground. I'm here almost full time. Hope to meet you in person some day. Do I understand that you are from Lake Orion? That has been our home for over 30 years.



At 2:46pm on April 3, 2012, Dirk van Putten said…
Hello Brian

Did my comment make it back to you? I hope you are having some good spring wind.

Thank you, Dirk
At 12:18pm on March 31, 2012, Brad B said…

Thanks for the welcome.  Lake Geneva is a small obscure lake in Northern Michigan (near Onaway).   Not particularly great windsurfing, but that's where I seem to be most.  

Do you happen to know if there will be a Windsurfing swap meet anywhere in Michigan this Spring?

At 10:36pm on March 29, 2012, Dirk van Putten said…
Once a Michigander, always a Michigander. I grew up right on Lake Michigan about 1 mile north of the Holland pier. I taught windsurfing for the Surf Shop in Holland. I started windsurfing in 1980.
I am thrilled there is a Michigan windsurfing group.
Thank you, Dirk
At 11:42am on February 9, 2012, Mark Poletti said…
Sorta. Haven't surfed much lately and not any there for years. Hope to get back more this year!  I see you like Sturgeon Bay as well!  We have some great folks here at Lake Lansing for sure.!!!  Mark
At 4:50pm on January 19, 2012, Susan said…

The page stopped flickering...yeah! Now I need to see if my picture will download. It didn't work the other day. Thanks, Susan

At 5:49pm on January 17, 2012, Susan said…

Thanks Brian! Have you ever tried iceboating? Something to take the place of windsurfing during the winter. Ice on the lake this year is not good enough yet. Maybe we will have an early Spring.

Why does this web page flicker up & down?

At 5:55pm on August 21, 2011, Andy Levin said…
Yep - u got it. Thanks. After inaugurating his board in NJ & MA visiting family, Ben has it out at home for the 1st time right now. Nice wind on Walnut Lake!
At 12:08pm on August 18, 2011, Nancy Sutherland said…
Yeah, I'm thinking of what I may want to get rid of at the next swap meet, to make my load lighter when I move. My biggest board is a mistral explosion 130 L that's been sittin in my garage not used in 10 years in primo condition; that's a keeper. My smallest board is a 85 L Real Wind and that I may get to use in MI as can use up to a 5.8 sail on it. Have a 100 L real wind too I'm keeping. Wave sails I bought used from northwave, so great loss there. First thing to buy in MI will be a 6.4.  The new sails are much more efficient now so don't mind getting some new stuff. I plan on traveling in MI to where it's windy and not wait for the wind to come to me. I learned to windsurf when I lived in Kalamazoo 25 years ago and have sailed lake mi. Am moving back to be near family again AND will bring wind! 
At 12:22pm on July 17, 2011, Hazim said…
Thanks Brian! We will likely be in the Detroit suburbs... How is Lake St. Claire? Anywhere else?
At 10:32am on May 22, 2011, Elise Marie said…
Thanks! :)
At 10:33pm on May 20, 2011, Mark said…
Hi Brian, Thanks for the greeting. I'm a total hodad when it comes to windsurfing. Planning to learn on Sylvan and Cass lakes this summer.
At 11:28am on May 4, 2011, Paul Asker said…
Hope to meet you Saturday.

Looking for novice wideboard and advice on how to move to the next level Eg, harness, water starts, planing. Its fun now, but too much hard work to motivate me to do it often enough. Hoping getting off longboard to wide body will help.

Any advice is appreciated.
At 9:38am on April 1, 2011, Michael Filipiak said…
Hey man.. thanks for the welcome.  Nice vids!


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