Blog Profile / The Peconic Puffin Windsurfing Blog


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Archived Since:June 27, 2009

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Newman Darby R.I.P.

Newman Darby invented the windsurfer. He wasn’t successful at marketing it, and his design needed refinement, but he up and invented it. There are people who quibble over this fact, but Jim Drake (the design half of Drake and Hoyle....

Gale Warning! The Wolf Bleeds...

"3.4?" Jan cried, "then I can't sail!" "It's up and down" I replied. It was honking, with big swings in wind strength. The consensus was that even though the holes in the wind meant shlogging with three meter sails, nobody...

Scott Believes That We Shall Rip on Sunday (5 W's)

Who: Puffins. Wind Chimps. Men of Wind and Water. And Women (that all counts as one W.) What: Shall windsurf in 25+ mph winds. When: Sunday. See the headline. Where: Well now that's always the question. A list of the...

Rip Rip Ripping

4.7 is my favorite sail size. Yes it is yes it is yes it is. You can have your 4.2 days (I'll take those too, actually, and everything else!) I like 4.7 best. That's what we got at Sebonac yesterday....

Today it is going to be windy

If you can get on the water, do it. The Wind Chimp/Puffin collective is chirping about Sebonac Inlet and Meschutt. Wet we shall be!

Lightning Strike Video

How cool is this (or how hot? Look at the plasma lit in the air as the lightning fades!)

Two Four Two

“All I sail is 4.2” Scott proclaimed. We were in the parking lot at Tiana Beach, rigging for what was going to be the second second day of back to back 4.2 sessions (the previous weekend ‘s Sebonac fest having...

Donald Trump To Build A Wall (On A Surfing Beach)

Save the Waves is trying to stop Donald Trump from building a wall on an Irish beach to protect his private golf course from the effects of climate change. Which he doesn't believe in. Go to Save the Waves web...

Epic Weekend Pays Off The Big Buildup (except for CD)

“This week has been crazy” Christian said. “There has been nonstop texting about where to sail since Tuesday! It had indeed been nuts. But after what seemed like 4.5 days of nonstop text traffic we were at Sebonac Inlet (instead...

This Weekend We Sail

Windsurfing, yes. Sebonac Inlet looks good as of press time!

Sunday looks like a real NUKER (to Scott.)

Attention all windly hopeful: Scott thinks Sunday is going to be a big day. Windy. Wavy. Me I think getting excited about a forecast five days out is an exercise in windsuffering. But in the meantime, lets hear it for...

Sunday Shred at Meschutt

Taking a break from the 4.7 conditions, the conversation turned to our feet. "Why are you wearing winter booties" I asked Scott. The water was warmish...I was more than comfortable in my summer booties. "They don't let sand in," Scott...

Bumpology

Whining heard about the terrain today at East Landing: “My teeth are getting rattled.” “My kidneys doth complaineth.” “The chop sucks.” "etc." I windsurf with a pack of old women, who spend their water time contemplating their vaginas. Probably I...

Gardiners Bay Y'all

It had been two years since my last sesh at Gardiners Bay ("Goff Point!" Scott says). I was intimidated...Gardiners gets big (we don't call it Land of the Giants for nothing) and I'm out of windsurfing shape from a summer...

ABK's Secret Clinic

At an undisclosed location on a special body of water to be named never (though its attributes…warmth, friendliness to beginners, shallowliness..may be reported) the mighty ABK traveling windsurfing clinic engaged with a group of windsurfing students for a clinique extraordinaire....

The Kook is Back

Watch out, world...I'm back on the water. After two months of landlocked exile, I returned to windsurfing yesterday, sailing with Bill at Mecox. Beautiful 6.2 conditions, and a jibatorium perfect for remembering how to do this darn sport. We ripped...

Windsurfing Swap Meet (and SUP and Kiteboarding) Coming...

...September 17th at Hampton Watersports. Ainchoo on their email list? Cause it says: Saturday, 9AM to 4PM. Buy or sell used Standup Paddleboarding, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding and Surfing gear. Buying - closeouts available, specials on closeout '16 equipment, and loads of...

North Sails in Manhattan?

"A new windsurfing shop in Manhattan" I wondered? Then "could it be a sailboat store?" No and No. At the site of what used to be Paul Smith's menswear shop (where I once interviewed Dee Dee Ramone) North Sails now...

Save The Waves Film Festival Comes Out East

The Save The Waves Film Festival is making it's way along the East Coast, and will be stopping in Easthampton on Friday September 2nd at Guild Hall. Noted Puffin/Wind Chimp/maker of films Christian has a hand in it, and he...

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