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Archived Since:June 27, 2009

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When The Water Is Hard

The Mighty Mike Burns recently queried the Long Island windsurfing forum thusly: "Liquid water?" What's a waterman or waterwoman to do with all this ice? I had a great seven days in Bonaire last month (more reports coming) but I...

Next to Last Day, Bonaire Windsurfing Vacation

Friday morning. Light rain. I have developed a sore back from I don't know what (the beachside masseuse says the chop has been rough on people's backs. The beachside masseuse...yeah I said it.) So I am in pain. But it's...

Brag Sesh, Bonaire

One of the great truths of windsurfing is that nobody sees your best moments. It’s very rare. Even rarer if you’re me, with so few bests to witness! This day was to be an exception. Day Two of our Bonaire...

Windsurfer, Be My Valentine!

Ladies, are you still searching for that special someone? Consider looking amongst the windsurfers: 10. The ratio of men to women is 4 to 1. 9. They can talk about something besides football. 8. They don’t smell too bad because...

Snowpocalypse Snowmageddon Is Coming! Weep with fear...

It's just one big hashtag out there, as forecasters try to come up with names for what I suppose will be a very big snow. A blizzard. "Like nothing we've ever seen" the NYC Mayor has been said to have...

Chimps Get Some At Sebonac

Peconic Jeff reports on this January 5th sesh: "4.2 session at Sebonac: myself, George Pav (pictured), Scott, the Wolf and whoever else showed up after I left. Temps in the 30’s, gusts in the 40’s, and a passing snow shower...

New Year's Resolutions, 2015

For nary a decade I've been posting New Year's Resolutions for the coming water year. The lists have varied from long and detailed to "the unaimed arrow never misses" (no resolutions...just sail.) This year I want some goals. Here they...

Wave Envy

Jeff Schultz captured at Nauset Beach (MA) a few days ago. Looks like my 2014 season is over, but I'm hoping to get back on it in January! In the meantime I'll look at this photo and dream. Photo swiped...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Looking forward to seeing you on the water in 2015. The image is from a favorite Christmas card, which says "original design by Roz Davis". We thank Roz every year (Thanks Roz!)

I'll Be Back In The Water Soon

"When are you back in the water?" Scott texted me. I haven't sailed or paddled in six weeks, largely due to being on the wrong end of a knife in a dark alley. There were three of them...you should see...

Crazy Perfect Waves for SUP and Surf

The thrice-might Dasher (my jibe guru, brother in heartfelt video, and OG Santa reindeer) took this shot recently at Palm Beach. Don't you want to be there? I do!

Air Santa

With Christmas fast approaching, Santa is working on his jumps (presumably coached by Dasher.) Yeah he's got the reindeer to get him and the sleigh around, but with all the supersized gifts those reindeer butts are draggin' by the time...

Nappy Nuker

Jeff reports on a sesh I missed last week: "...chose to brave face-pelting rain & sail the nuking nor'easter at Napeague with Scott, Frank, Bruce & the Wolf. I rode 4.2/86L fully sheeted out, and should have been on 3.7...

Puffin Under the Knife

I tried to take a selfie but all the rigging kept my arms from getting the extension necessary. Had some issues in the nose (stringer needed work, also some delamination here and there. Scott said "Hey I do that kind...

Meschutt Outer Space Sesh

Say what? Chatting with the Wolf on Friday as we discussed how long it had been since our last session at Meschutt, I brought up the time one of our sessions was caught by Google's satellites for Google Maps. He...

Return to Meschutt

"We haven't sailed here in years," the Wolf said. It's true. Between Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and conditions, we hadn't sailed the fine NW launch since Spring 2011. "And they screwed up the beach" Scott noted. Something about stones and...

Robbie Gets A Round of Applause...

"Robbie gets a round of applause from nature." That's what Christian wrote when he shared this photo of 1111, taken by Mr. Carter. Just beautiful! Courtesy PWA World Tour.

Nuclear Options

Big winds, y'all. Saturday on Gardiners Bay, launching from Goff Pt. it was 4.2's ville with the occasional 3 meter wing. I arrived after peak conditions ("you missed it!" I was warmly chided) but still got to join Jon Ford,...

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