Blog Profile / The Peconic Puffin Windsurfing Blog


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Archived Since:June 27, 2009

Blog Post Archive

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...

Babes and Better Battens

27 years ago windsurfing magazines were chock full of wonders! In this 20th anniversary issue published in 1990 (so there was a windsurfing magazine in 1970) there's a QA with US1111, a jump clinic, and Better Battens! I remember when...

If A Shark Eats Your Mast, Don't Try to Get It Back

"She's back!" Scott texted. Yes she is. Mary Lee, three and a quarter tons of Great White Hell is coming for to eat you up. The good people at OCEARCH track her and other sharks for the betterment of science....

Christian Rounds the Horn (again)

Back in his sailboat racing days, Christian once crewed on a around-the-world race. I assume that means he sailed around Cape Horn, that legendary stretch of sea at the bottom of Chile known as a sailors graveyard. From Sailing World:...

Eye On Hulse

That's him, framed between the boom, the 93 liter FSW, and the 4.7 sail. Hulse inbound at the Bowl Thursday. Earlier in the session I jibed too close to him on the outside for his liking, and he counseled me...

Tursday Wave Session? Jah Man...

(The following is a transcript of a text conversation between Chimply Lord Scotworth the Earl of Kielt, and the editor, in response to an easterly forecast for Thursday:) PP: Chimpley Lord Scotworth: What thinks ye of Thursday? CLStEoK: I'm optimistic....

A Windsurfing Birthday: 4.7 at Ponquogue...

...and don't forget the swap meet! I turned 39 on Saturday (for the umpteenth time) and was richly rewarded. AM was the swap meet at Hampton Watersports. Boy do I love swap meets. All that gear makes me think of...

Frank Rides the Tide: Storming at The Bowl

(Scott wants this post to be all about Frank's rounding the horn of the Shinnecock Jetty. I want to tell the story of the day in order. If you want Scott's version skip down to the bottom. Here's my version:)...

Just Me and Scott

That's how it was at Sebonac yesterday. I arrived mid-afternoon to find Scott derigging his 5.3 in favor of a 4.7. "Man I've been out there overpowered for hours" Scott said. So I quick rigged a 4.7 and launched. It...

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:...

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