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Race Report: CGT Winter Series #2

Race: The second race in the CGT Winter Series. Date it happened: 21 January 2018 Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Location: Riverside Park on the Imperial River in downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. Show More Summary

Race Report: CGT Winter Series #1

SUPerman Robert Norman, and his sidekick Champ the Chihuahua, at the shop after the race. Race: The first race in the CGT Winter Series. Date it happened: 7 January 2018 Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Show More Summary

Minor rant about hard-to-rig windsurf sails

First let me say that I am in awe of modern sail designers. Windsurf sails of this century are beautifully-shaped, three-dimensional wings that deliver crisp, controllable power over a wide range of wind and water conditions. And even within this century, sails have continued to improve. Show More Summary

Merry Christmas to You and Yours!

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

Basic Responsibilities of a Civilized Society to its People

I feel compelled to express some thoughts on what kind of social services a wealthy and civilized country ought to provide for its citizens, because I think the scrooges of the world have successfully brainwashed many of us into thinking social services are somehow a disservice, and I want to counteract that nonsense. Show More Summary

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,...


I love statistics- keeping track of things and analyzing the data to see what I can learn. For many years, I've used twitter to keep track of my sessions on the water, then at the end of the year I can look back and graph everythingShow More Summary

Stop Bad Tax Bill That Could Kill Postgraduate Science Education

Graduate students (people studying for their masters and PhD degrees) are a huge part of the workforce of modern science. They run the experiments, maintain the laboratories, enter and analyze the data, write up the results, etc. They also help their professors with teaching. Show More Summary

Back to Hatteras Island

It had been about a year and a half since my last visit to Hatteras Island. Grateful to finally get back there in early November for a full 4 days. We benefitted from 4.5-5.5 wind 3 out of 4 days...and got some fun SUP surfing waves on the other day. Show More Summary

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...

Windsurfer international magazine march 2012

One of the best windsurf magazines on the planet released another edition! Go check it out.

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...

St Lucia

My wife Kris and I recently took a trip to St Lucia to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It's only the 3rd time in the 18 years since we've had kids, that we've left them for a week. The other two times we traveled with others, so this was actually the 1st time in 18 years just the two of us took a week away alone. Show More Summary

SUP Race Report: Englewood Beach Paddlefest 2017

Race: Englewood Beach Paddlefest 2017Date it happened: 11 November 2017. Host/Sponsors: Hosted by "Hooked on SUP Paddlesports" and a bunch of other sponsors and volunteers listed on the race's paddleguru page. Location: The Gulf of Mexico off Englewood Beach, Florida, and into Stump Pass inlet. Show More Summary

Lake W

Since kiting is prohibited for me for another month, I'm boating and exploring places where I wouldn't normally go to kite. Lake Winnipesaukee- Boated Alton Bay to Stonedam Island for a little island hiking in Fall foliage. It's crowded up here! I thought people went to New Hampshire to get away from it all. Show More Summary

Casco Bay

Oct 3rd- My right eye develops 3 tears in the retina due to a vitreous detachment gone wrong. A little laser surgery mostly fixes it up but it needs time to heal. No kiting, jogging, mountain climbing, working out for 8 weeks. Ouch!Oct 22nd- I'm cleared to boat and do easy hikes. Show More Summary

2017 Chucktown Showdown

2017 Chucktown Showdown Weekend (Sept 16 & 17 @ Charleston, SC) SUP Surf contest video 2017 Chucktown Showdown SUP Surf Contest from WaterTurtle Media on Vimeo. 2017 Chucktown Showdown SUP Surf Contest (short version) from WaterTurtle Media on Vimeo. Show More Summary

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)


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