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Watch Where You Fall In

Wait, what?! Alligator found swimming in Lake Michigan…Continue

Started Oct 8

Sad News

Some very sad news.  A woman named Carolyn Skaff, of Frankfurt, died while windsurfing last Saturday.  I didn't know her, and there's no cause of death mentioned.…Continue

Started Sep 28

Spammer - Sorry

If you got a note from Kayi Mivedo, then I'm sorry about that.  I do work hard to keep out the spammers.  Kayi has been blocked.BrianContinue

Started May 18

Used gear collection
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Larry Ruhstorfer is trying sell off all of his friend, John Z's, old gear to get his wife, Kathy, some cash.  He'd like to sell it all together.  Here's Larry's email summary to me.> 3.5 Neilpryde…Continue

Tags: Ruhstorfer, Larry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Oct 18.

 

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Brian replied to Dave Dalquist's discussion Lack of Wind
"Me too!"
23 hours ago
Brian replied to Bob Schoen's discussion Adventures in fin fitting/tuning.
"Bob, Yeah, the plastic shim stock is much more durable than the sail tape.  I cut a piece larger than the fin base and glue it on.  The CA glue with activator is best, but regular super glue works if you give it time to dry, given the…"
Oct 24
Brian replied to Bob Schoen's discussion Adventures in fin fitting/tuning.
"Good tip Bob.  I always fit my fins when I get a new board or new fin.  One more tip, when the fin is loose side-to-side, you sometimes need to shim the fin.  The best solution for that I think is to use plastic shim stock.  You…"
Oct 23
TOM ROTH replied to Brian's discussion Windsurfing Launches
"Try Port Sanilac on South side of jetty.  Good spot for Northeast winds. Northwest winds cross bridge into Canada and go to Kettle Point.  Indians charge $8 for day.  Park on beach just like Daytona.  You don't need 4x4.…"
Oct 19
Brian replied to Brian's discussion Used gear collection
"The equipment is sold. Thanks Brian"
Oct 18
TOM ROTH replied to Brian's discussion Used gear collection
"Did the Clam Sandwich ever sell ? If not I might be interested, but don't tell my wife."
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Sad News

Some very sad news.  A woman named Carolyn Skaff, of Frankfurt, died while windsurfing last Saturday.  I didn't know her, and there's no cause of death mentioned.https://www.cadillacnews.com/news/woman-dies-in-wind-surfing-incident-on-bear-lake/article_4d114e92-f6a1-5ec0-97ac-3c34333fe221.htmlUPDATE:  Carolyn died of a heart attack.   She was fit an…See More
Sep 28

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Where do you sail most often?
Metro Beach, Caseville, Cass Lake, Stony Creek
Favorite Sailing Site in MI
Sturgeon Bay, Wilderness St. Park

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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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Posted on February 14, 2018 at 6:00pm

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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Posted 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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Posted 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.

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 8:18am

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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

Jeff

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?

Shane

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…

Thanks,

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

Linda

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.

Regards,

Steve

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…
Former?
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
 
 
 

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