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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...

Bump & jump windsurf session with some duck jibes

This year seems to have been windier than last year, with the wind lasting later into the warm season. This video was taken on a day that it was blowing about 20 knots, and I was on a 5.5 sail with a 106 liter board. I actually made some duck jibes in this one, but they weren't too pretty. Show More Summary

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....

Sunset sessions

Sunset windsurfing sessions are so beautiful and special. Most of the people left the water and the lake or sea is pure and calm again. At these moments I enjoy every single second, just feel the glide of the board and inhale complete serenity. It’s like Yoga on the water, the ultimate final relaxation. Not […]

SUP Race Report: Sup & Run 5k

Men's winner Brad Ward with his new 14x25 Sunova dugout board. Matt Kearney's track as recorded by his GPS watch. Total distance 10.1 kmMe and Matt Kearney posing with our boards after the raceRace: The 3rd annual 5k SUP & Run Date it happened: 20 May 2017 Host: The Sarasota Athletic Association, led by Felicia Cox. Show More Summary

San Francisco Slalom Season opener in 2 acts

Act 1 When it rains, it pours and when it blows, it blows the dogs off their chains in San Francisco. Things started off pretty heady for the first St. Francis Yacht Club Friday night slalom race of the season on May 12th as the puffs hit 30 knots & 4-6' breaking swell buried the 2nd downwind slalom mark, set a few hundred feet of Crissy Field. Show More Summary

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:)...

SUP Race Report: Noodles SUP Luau Race

Race: The 8th Annual SUP Luau Race, sponsored by Noodles Italian Cafe & Sushi Bar, Beach Box Cafe, and B3 Marketing LLC. Benefitting Collier County Special Olympics. Date it happened: 7 May 2017Location: In the Gulf of Mexico at Vanderbilt Beach, Naples, FL. Show More Summary

5.5 Sail on 5-5-17

This year I celebrated Cinco de Mayo by enjoying some fine onshore-wind wavesailing at Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples, Florida. The sail is a 5.5 m2 Aerotech Charge, and the board is a 106 liter Exocet Cross with a 26 cm Maui Ultra Fins wave fin. Show More Summary

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...

SUP Speed Analysis, 14' vs. 12'6, Male vs. Female

There were a lot of good racers at last weekend's challenging "Key West Classic." That included at least one elite level racer in each of the four classes: Men's 14', Women's 14', Men's 12'6, and Women's 12'6. That provided an interesting opportunity to examine: A) The relative speeds of the best racers in each class. Show More Summary

The Fog of Kiting

Fog. Nothing good is happening at Hardings.I drive to Chatham light where the fog is a little thinner. The flag on the South Beach Flotsam Shack is stiff! The meter still says 5 mph. Yeah, somebody's lying. Flotsam Shack I walk out to the New Cut and have a fine12 meter session in the mist. Show More Summary

SUP Race Report: Key West Classic 2017

Race: The Key West Paddle Classic, organized by the Lazy Dog, sanctioned by the WPA, and benefiting the Monroe County Special Olympics.Date it happened: 29 April 2017Location: Higgs Beach, Key West, Florida. Distance: The main event was to be a race around the entire perimeter of Key West, including Dredger's Key. Show More Summary

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...

SUP Race Report: Calusa Palooza 2017

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

VOEWS windsurfing instructor course 2017

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 […]

Spring session 2017 on the membrane

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 […]

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