Blog Profile / The Peconic Puffin Windsurfing Blog


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Filed Under:Aquatic Sports / Windsurfing
Posts on Regator:564
Posts / Week:1.3
Archived Since:June 27, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

(Image from a Christmas card which says "original design by Roz Davis". Thanks Roz!)

Could VR Help Windsurfers Learn?

Watersports can seem about as far removed from technology as any other activity. Sure, we’re technically using equipment that has been fine-tuned over decades, and which is actually fairly scientific in design; but as far as the tech world goes,...

Blown Off the Water

Wow was Sunday windy. At Sebonac Inlet many heeded the call, but only half launched. With the dredging barge just offshore I thought "better overpowered than underpowered" and rigged my 4.2, which was a joke. It took all of one...

Gale Warning! Scott is happy...

"Gale Warning! Starting Friday." Thus texts Lord Scotworth. It is exciting. Currently looking like WNW Friday (Sebonac Inlet) and S or SW Saturday (South Jamesport? Napeague? We shall see...) "Get it while it's still warm" Scott continued. Not that we...

Oyster Farming Blocking The Way to Gardiners?

Trouble in the Land of the Giants? According to a report in the East Hampton Star, 5 to 10 acre floating oyster farms are being set up just outside of Napeague Harbor. If this map (courtesy East Hampton Star) is...

Tuesday's gonna be a Red Letter Day (says NWS)

Copied from the National Weather Service interweb page: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT

40 Minutes of Joy

All day Sunday every windsurfer had their eyes on the meters. On the treetops. On the water. When would the "mid afternoon" forecasted wind arrive? Before sunset? It was torture as the hours ticked by. I finally decided to drive...

The Pond, Beyond, and Jan

Jon Ford thought Ditch would be the place. Bruce agonized. Chimply Lord Scotworth and I stood staring at Napeague bay (the Pond) and finally rigged our trusty 5.3's (me a 5.4). It was off to the races! Thursday's blow had...

Bad Accident Waiting to Happen? Reprise?

Ten years ago the Peconic Puffin ran this post about the potential to get trapped under the sail due to freak snagging of a harness line component in the harness hook. A windsurfer named Mark just posted a similar story...

Down and Out in South Jamesport

A warm and windy Sunday in October: hitting the jackpot! The Wolf, Scott, Massimo, and Filipp from Maryland, along with Jimi Jam and a group of kiters were riding the southern blow. I rigged a 5.4 (aping Scott’s 5.3) and...

Paradigm Lost Watersports Film Plays in Southampton on Friday

Award-winning surfer Kai Lenny shares “breath-taking sessions with international champions of big wave, progressive surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, and SUP" in this film created by Johnny Decesare and one of the original Peconic Puffins: Jace Panebianco! There's a special screening...

Swap Meet Coming September 16!

It's time to gear up for fall sailing/supping/kiteboarding (can't believe I wrote that, but still...)! What is more fun than a swap meet (when there's no wind or waves)? Saturday September 16th, starting at 9AM. If you're selling gear drop...

Blowing the dust off of my jibes

I basically hadn't had planing conditions in two months. Either I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, or t'was work that stopped me. But over the Labor Day weekend I had two 90 minute shots at 5-6...

Start September with a Session

Friday morning northerly...air temps in the 50's...Labor Day weekend? Why not? I hemmed and hawed at Towd Point beach, resenting the mid 50's air (of course in not that many months I'll be rigging in snow!) when Al the kiter...

Dasher Teaching at ABK Windsurfing Clinic in September

You heard it here first mi amigos. Dasher, he of the jibe and waterstart videos, storied windsurfing instructor in Aruba and one of my favorite teachers…he joins my other favorite windsurfing teacher Andy Brandt and company at ABK’s September 22-24...

To Doubt Saturday's Forecast is to be Like Hulse

"What are you, Hulse?" Scott asked when I pointed out on Wednesday that the forecast for wind on Saturday might change. I am not Hulse. I haven't been confused with Hulse since 1996...we were at a party in Great Neck...

We Getting Something Sunday?

iWindsurf's computer model seems to think so. Northeast. Please make it so!

Great Summer Wind

"I can't remember the last time we had such great summer wind" texted Chimply Lord Scotworth to the crew. The Earl of Kielt has been getting it big and regular at South Jamesport, and I finally managed to tag along...

Brian Sez Get On a SUP. Dude you have no idea...

In response to my Summer Solstice lament “24 Days Since My Last Session” Brian commented "I bought a windsup that can be used for sail-chi and similar." Well this last weekend was quite SUPcentric in my neck of Puffindom. Saturday.....

24 Days Since My Last Session

I have not been in the right place at the right time in over three weeks. The straps on my boards are bone dry. The sand on the floor of my van is from sessions long ago. My callouses are...

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