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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)

Copied from the National Weather Service interweb page: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT LATE TONIGHT GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT

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...

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