Race: The second running of the Calusa Palooza, organized by the College of Life Foundation and sanctioned by the ACADate it happened: 22 April 2017Location: Koreshan State Park on the Estero River in Estero, FL. It's an area with an...Show More Summary
It was a great week teaching 23 super motivated windsurfers during the 2017 VOEWS windsurfing instructor course at the Mission to Surf windsurfing center in Podersdorf, April 9 – 14. We were so lucky with the weather and got two really windy days with relatively warm spring weather. Everyone made it on the water and […]
It was about time to get a few more hours on the handcrafted 4G in 5,8m. The oriented sail from Challenger matches very well with the Starboard Flare 103. I can get into planing in the lightest gusts. Just a few sail pumps, a bit of extra pushing with the feet and I make it […]
Cuts happen, especially in Chatham. I kite out to the newest one, stopping at the old cut on the way out and Stage Harbor on the way back. The beachscape changes quickly around here! It's hard for a kiter keep up. The Newest Cut shrouded in mystery Boats are going to like the newest cut. Show More Summary
Race: The second race in the CGT Spring Series. Date it happened: Easter Sunday, 16 April, 2017. 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
I was 4th SUP overall, but 3rd in the 18-49 year old class because Larry Cain is over 50. That I meant I got to stand on the podium with these studs; Chase Kosterlitz (center) and Brad Ward (left). Race: The Sharkbite Challenge. Date it happened: 8 April, 2017. Show More Summary
Race: The first race in the CGT Spring Series. Date it happened: 2 April, 2017. 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: The 2017 Miami River Rally. Date it happened: 1 April 2017. Host: Virginia Key Outdoor Center and Race South Florida Location: The races started at Lummus Park on the Miami River in downtown Miami, Florida, and went out into Biscayne Bay and back. Show More Summary
"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...
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...
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...
The winter 2016/2017 is brilliant. We got a lot of snow and a long lasting season. Since I stopped competing on the PWA tour I have more time again to enjoy this white wonderland. Recently I remembered the good old days, when we hiked on mountains with touring equipment. I felt it was about time […]
Clip from the midpoint of the race. Race: Race #7 in the CGT Winter Time Trial series. This was the final race in this series, and the new series with a different race course will begin on April 2nd. Date it happened: 19 March 2017. Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Show More Summary
Race: The O'Neill Cocoa Beach Challenge. Date it happened: 11 March 2017. Host: Paddling Paradise, a SUP rental and retail outlet in Melbourne, FL. There were lots of other sponsors and volunteer organizers, too. Location: The staging area was a grassy lot along the Banana River Lagoon at the East end of the 520 Causeway in Cocoa Beach, FL. Show More Summary
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.
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:...
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...
Race: Race #6 in the CGT Winter Time Trial series. Date it happened: 5 March 2017. 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
The water felt ice cold, but the session was fun. I tried my new Starboard Flare 103 and Challenger 4Pro 5.4 for the first time. 15 knots were enough to have good fun in 4.3° cold water. Was probably colder than in Alaska, when I sailed in front of glaciers a few years ago. And […]
We got a good forecast for March 4, 2017. A strong south wind should arrive during the day. I made a spot check around 11.30 am. The conditions didn’t look too good. I drove back home, put my 93 liter Kode and the 4Pro 4,5m in the van and decided to drive to a spot […]