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Archived Since:June 27, 2009

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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...

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...

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