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Donald Trump To Build A Wall (On A Surfing Beach)

Save the Waves is trying to stop Donald Trump from building a wall on an Irish beach to protect his private golf course from the effects of climate change. Which he doesn't believe in. Go to Save the Waves web...

Sexy Space Opera, Part II

My wife, Rhonda Mason, is a published author. Today is the release of her second book, Cloak of War, which is the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed sci-fi debut, The Empress Game. You can order both books on her website, or find them at Barnes and Noble.

Epic Weekend Pays Off The Big Buildup (except for CD)

“This week has been crazy” Christian said. “There has been nonstop texting about where to sail since Tuesday! It had indeed been nuts. But after what seemed like 4.5 days of nonstop text traffic we were at Sebonac Inlet (instead...

SUP Race Report: Imperial River Challenge 2016

Race: The Imperial River Challenge. Date it happened: 22 October 2016. Host/Sponsors: Hosted by the town of Bonita Springs. Sponsored by CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, and lots of other Bonita Springs businesses including the Shangri-La...Show More Summary

This Weekend We Sail

Windsurfing, yes. Sebonac Inlet looks good as of press time!

Sunday looks like a real NUKER (to Scott.)

Attention all windly hopeful: Scott thinks Sunday is going to be a big day. Windy. Wavy. Me I think getting excited about a forecast five days out is an exercise in windsuffering. But in the meantime, lets hear it for...

Snorkeling for "Work" at the Florida Keys Marine Lab

I spent the last four days snorkeling with Rhonda and my Florida Gulf Coast University students at the FL Keys Marine Lab on Long Key. It was delightful, and educational for the students, of course. I've posted an annotated picture album, and put a couple video clips together in a very short video. (See below.) KML Fall 2016 clips from James Douglass on Vimeo.

Sunday Shred at Meschutt

Taking a break from the 4.7 conditions, the conversation turned to our feet. "Why are you wearing winter booties" I asked Scott. The water was warmish...I was more than comfortable in my summer booties. "They don't let sand in," Scott...

Formula Windsurfing Boom Mount, 11.0 Sail

The seasons have just flipped here in Florida, from the overcooked rainy season to the drier and more comfortable, but still summery, season. In this season we often get wind from the Northeast, which is side-offshore on the Gulf Coast. Show More Summary

Hurricane Matthew related windsurfing session + red tide

Hurricane Matthew was a terrible tragedy for Haiti, and a major nuisance for some of the Southeast Atlantic coast. Here in Southwest Florida it was just a breezy Thursday and Friday. I was off work because the University had cautiously closed. Show More Summary

SUP Race Report: CGT Summer Race #8

Race: Race #8 in the CGT Summer Time Trial series. Date it happened: 2 October 2016. 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

Formula windsurfing session video

The other day I took a spin on my Exocet Turbo Formula II board with an 11.0 square meter Gaastra Nitro 4 sail. The wind was about 10 knots, which was plenty to get planing with that powerful board and sail combination. The video is below. Show More Summary


Whining heard about the terrain today at East Landing: “My teeth are getting rattled.” “My kidneys doth complaineth.” “The chop sucks.” "etc." I windsurf with a pack of old women, who spend their water time contemplating their vaginas. Probably I...

Gardiners Bay Y'all

It had been two years since my last sesh at Gardiners Bay ("Goff Point!" Scott says). I was intimidated...Gardiners gets big (we don't call it Land of the Giants for nothing) and I'm out of windsurfing shape from a summer...

Martha's Vineyard in a Bathtub

I have no idea if this crazy plan is going to work. Everyone I told about it said I was nuts. Probably true, but it still might work. Martha's Vineyard in a 12' Dinghy- I spend the first half of my vacation working on my boat, getting it ready for open ocean and to sleep in. Show More Summary

SUP Race Report: Lake Mary Jane

Race: 5th Annual Lake Mary Jane Paddle Race Date it happened: 25 September 2016. Host/Sponsor: Hosted by Wave of Wellness, a sup-based fitness / tour / yoga business run by Jessica Cichra. Sponsored by Albert Cichra Builders, a marine construction company that makes nice docks for lake houses and such. Show More Summary


For the second year in a row, our local windsurfing fleet is growing and we’re seeing more slalom racing on the San Francisco city front! It’s an easy to grasp format: if you can gybe, you can race! Come for the race and stay for the party. Show More Summary

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