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Race Report: CGT Imperial River Challenge

Robert Norman and Matt Kearney celebrating their win in the doubles canoe class.Race: The Imperial River ChallengeDate it happened: 21 Oct, 2017 Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Show More Summary

40 Minutes of Joy

All day Sunday every windsurfer had their eyes on the meters. On the treetops. On the water. When would the "mid afternoon" forecasted wind arrive? Before sunset? It was torture as the hours ticked by. I finally decided to drive...

The Pond, Beyond, and Jan

Jon Ford thought Ditch would be the place. Bruce agonized. Chimply Lord Scotworth and I stood staring at Napeague bay (the Pond) and finally rigged our trusty 5.3's (me a 5.4). It was off to the races! Thursday's blow had...

Bad Accident Waiting to Happen? Reprise?

Ten years ago the Peconic Puffin ran this post about the potential to get trapped under the sail due to freak snagging of a harness line component in the harness hook. A windsurfer named Mark just posted a similar story...

Down and Out in South Jamesport

A warm and windy Sunday in October: hitting the jackpot! The Wolf, Scott, Massimo, and Filipp from Maryland, along with Jimi Jam and a group of kiters were riding the southern blow. I rigged a 5.4 (aping Scott’s 5.3) and...

(Belated) Hurricane Irma Story

Hurricane Irma passed directly over my town of Bonita Springs, FL on September 10th 2017 as a category 2 or 3 storm with winds in excess of 160 kph and ~30 cm of rain. It was a big deal. Some people lost everything. I was lucky to suffer little more than the disorientation of a 1.5 week “pause” in my life. Show More Summary

Race Report: Clearwater Beach Classic

Brad Ward on SUP chases the surfski kayaks in the long race. Race: The Clearwater Beach Classic Date it happened: There were clinics 28-29 Sep, 6-person outrigger canoe races 30 Sep, and all the other paddlecraft races 1 Oct, 2017. Host: Clearwater Beach Classic and Outrigger Zone. Show More Summary

260 Miles in a Bathtub

Fire Island Sunrise Connecticut River to Fire Island NY Friday Old Saybrook, Baldwin Bridge Boat Ramp. Launched my bathtub at sunset. Anchored in a shallow cove near the mouth of the river by moonlight. Was grounded on a sandbar for 4 hours in the morning. Show More Summary

Paradigm Lost Watersports Film Plays in Southampton on Friday

Award-winning surfer Kai Lenny shares “breath-taking sessions with international champions of big wave, progressive surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, and SUP" in this film created by Johnny Decesare and one of the original Peconic Puffins: Jace Panebianco! There's a special screening...

An Ode to the OC-2

I bought an OC-2 (2 man outrigger canoe) two years ago. And just sold it. Going to get an OC-1 (1 man outrigger canoe) to replace it. The OC-2 was great fun the last 2 years, paddling on it with friends and family. It definitely requires good teamwork to get it moving. Show More Summary

Beached Whale

I take the bathtub out in Long Island Sound to test her out and explore some new kiting beaches. I'm on Flat Hammock Island when this beast beaches itself. Wow! And people say that my bathtub is a little unique. This is a boat that knows about unique. Kitesurfed, Bluff Point, Groton, CT, 10-18, NW, 17M Fat Lady/Flx 138

Building a Better Bathtub

Hey I've got the new outboard working on my bathtub! I just had to raise the transom, install my home made steering console, steering wheel, steering cables, throttle and shift controls, battery, gauges, wiring. No problem. I work feverishly on it with almost every second of my spare time for 2 months. Show More Summary

Summer Waves in Fuerteventura 2017

The conditions in Fuerteventura’s south were excellent at some days, when some proper swell built waves at Risco el Paso. That’s a shot from mid August. It was very windy. I am on the Challenger 4G in 4,0m and a Starboard Kode 80 thruster. Kerstin had her finger on the trigger in the right moment […]

A Couple of New Short Videos

I haven't been very active on the video front or blog postings lately. Life has been super busy in 2017, all good but it's just been keeping my creative juices down quite a bit. However, here are a couple of short video edits of some cool recent events with my family at the coast and in the mountains. Show More Summary

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...

SUP Adventure to Cape Romano "Dome Home" Ruins

Last week's events offered a preview of future climate change and sea level rise. Whilst Houston was suffering unprecedented, tragic flooding from Hurricane Harvey (which was strengthened by abnormally high ocean temperatures and atmospheric...Show More Summary

Birding for Kiting

Andre and I fill the back seat of his helicopter with kiting gear, take the bird to Martha's Vineyard for an after work session. This is the kind of birding I really enjoy! I wonder if I should feel guilty about flying at 100 MPH over the traffic jams below. Show More Summary

2017 Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race- the unwritten rules

Thursday Aug 31 saw the annual Ronstan bridge to bridge race hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club with 39 foiling boards, kites, cats & moths. Its an all out drag race from the mouth of the San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge downwind to Yerba Buena Island at the foot of the Bay bridge. Show More Summary

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