Blog Profile / The Peconic Puffin Windsurfing Blog


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Filed Under:Aquatic Sports / Windsurfing
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Archived Since:June 27, 2009

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Throwback Thursday Waveriding

I'm perhaps 9 years old here. Every summer we spent two weeks in Cape May, New Jersey. The highlight of each day on the beach was when there were waves...we'd take our inflatable "wave riders" out into the surf and...

The Swap Meet She's A'Comin'

Yes indeed it's that time of the year. The season is upon us, and the opportunity to Get More Gear Inexpensively is coming! Yeah we could say "out with the old, in with the new" and that might work for...

How are Wetsuits Made?

(The following is a guest post by Lauren Belt, interviewing Nick Lassor of Henderson Wetsuits.) So, how are wetsuits made? MATERIALS: Wetsuits are made with neoprene, a synthetic rubber. The rubber is formed into “Buns” and sliced into sheets. The...

April Windsurfing Fools

"This meeting of the Eastern Long Island Wind Chimp Association will now come to order" Scott said. But nobody listened. Frank was already on the water. Christian and Kurt and Jeff were rigging. I was telling everyone who would listen...

The Nose Sink Hoss Tack

Good times, this move. One of my favorite nonplaning transitions, taught to me by ABK's Andy Brandt back in 2000. I saw the move, pointed, and said "teach me that!" He told me I wasn't ready, that I needed to...

Bonaire Windsurfing 2017

My wife loves windsurfing in Bonaire. She’s the one who suggests the vacation each year. I say (I really say this) “we could take a non-windsurfing vacation.” I swear I actually say that. And she always replies “I want to...

Future Windsurfer: Little Girl Blown Around On A Door

This is GREAT! Note how the little girl holds on to her phone with one hand whilst riding that door like a pro. Catapults will mean nothing to her. #futurechampion.

Reason to Hate Mike Burns #341: Hydroplaning in Hatteras

There he is, wearing a shorty, hovering over the water as he windsurfs a foil on the Pamlico Sound. Mike Burns does it all, with a smaller sail and in warmer conditions that I ever do/rig/get. To quote Frank Messina:...

Flash on 30+ years of Windsurfing Board Catalogs

From the new-to-the-Puffin blog Hit the Wave comes this tremendous post… a fantastic collection of windsurfing board catalogs, not only from brands I know (F2, Fanatic, Mistral, Bic, Tiga, RRD etc) but from over a dozen I’ve never or only...

C'mon Frank, it's gonna nuke!

Scott wants Frank to sail this week. Because it's Franks "free time before he gets busy" Scott says. I believe him. Frank is the Iron Man of crew (the Chimply Windsurfers of Greater Puffindom)...he rigs a big sail, goes out...

February Shmebruary...4.7 at Sebonac Inlet Y'all!

Scott said the wind wouldn't come, but he was wrong. Happy to be wrong, too! In this the warmest February on record, with air temps of 44 and water of 41 (as often as not in February you can walk...

Might we sail Sunday at Sebonac?

Oh western winds, wilt though blow on Sunday? iWindsurf: 22 gusting to 27 Coastal Maritime Fricasee: 20 gusting to 25 iPhone weather app: Wind emoji. Air temp forecast: 43 and sunny I haven't sailed in three months. To quote Chimply...

Ladies you should be romancing a windsurfer

Top Ten Reasons to Date a Windsurfer: 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 it’s a good bet they’ve gotten wet...

Barack Obama Is A Kiteboarder

Why, oh why President Obama are you not windsurfing? I guess because Richard Branson is his host, and Richard likes the dark side. :) This is quite cool. The premise is: whilst these two gentlemen are on vacation, can Richard...

We was skunked

I drove from NYC to the house...grabbed the van...drove to New Suffolk...where I met Scott, Jonathan, and a beautiful windless vista of the Peconic. It was beautiful. But NF wind! Jon took out a big sup with a hydrofoil on...

Dude Check Out Sunday's Forecast

31 gusting to 62? Air temps in the 50's. Could be interesting, ya think?

How Long Does A Hamstring Injury Take To Heal?

Windsurfing at Tiana in late October I mucked up a jump. My back foot came out of the strap, I did a split and bonked my head with the boom during the landing. Here's what I said at the time:...

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...

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