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Watch Where You Fall In

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

Started Oct 8, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018.

 

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Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion The 2021 season is underway in mid-Michigan (although not yet including me)
"Funny you should write that today under a thin blanket of snow! We are looking at 60's next week, and I suspect some people will be off to Hatteras soon. Me, I'm rehabbing from a broken thumb/torn ligament, so I've got another month…"
Apr 1
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2021 Cass Lake Swap at Dodge Park #4 - Cass Lake

May 8, 2021 from 10am to 2pm
Mar 25
Brian posted a blog post
Mar 25
Brian replied to Jeff b's discussion Missing windsurfers
"Jeff, Could it be that someone just thought they were abandoned? Maybe they've seen them there for a long time.  I wonder if there are any local Facebook groups where you could post. Brian"
Mar 1
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Happy Thanksgiving to all
"Larry, great to meet you this year.  See you on the water in 2021 - Covid-free!"
Nov 24, 2020
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Cold weather tips?
"Larry, If you drink too much tea, you might warm up your wetsuit another way. Brian"
Nov 2, 2020
Brian replied to Lawrence T Hoff's discussion Cold weather tips?
"I have heard about the technique whereby you go out for just very short session and then come in and warm your hands in warm water, and then go back out.  It is supposed to work, but I haven't tried it. For me, the hands are definitely the…"
Oct 19, 2020
Brian replied to Tom Civitanova's discussion Weed fin
"Tom, If they are greenish, then they are probably G-10 material. Some people sand them and some people just ignore the minor stuff.  I fill chips and dings with epoxy and wet sand back to the original profile.  Minor scratches at the tip…"
Oct 17, 2020

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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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2021 Cass Lake Swap Meet - Sat. May 8th

Posted on March 25, 2021 at 5:58pm

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

Posted on May 14, 2020 at 8:40pm — 4 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

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 2:30pm

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.

Posted on September 1, 2019 at 11:52am

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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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