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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.