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 […]
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
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...
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...
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
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
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
Friday morning northerly...air temps in the 50's...Labor Day weekend? Why not? I hemmed and hawed at Towd Point beach, resenting the mid 50's air (of course in not that many months I'll be rigging in snow!) when Al the kiter...
Hiked Mt Chocorua with Ben as a last hurrah before he heads back to Tufts on Sat. Ahh, it was nice. A perfect day for it. Sunny, with temp in upper 60's. Lively hike and livelier conversation. Ben, Asleep on Top of the World Mt Chocorua, 3850 ft, Champney Falls Trail, Easy 7 miles, 4.5 hours.
I make the short drive to Delaware for a little kiting in Rehobeth Bay. This is a pretty nice shallow water spot for kiting. It doesn't seem to have water that's over waist deep at low tide. Friendly crowd. Nice place to visit so they say. Show More Summary
The river was crazy high. This picture was from the day before the race, but the park was just as flooded on race day. Race: The eighth race in the CGT Spring/Summer Series. Date it happened: 27 Aug, 2017 Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Show More Summary
You heard it here first mi amigos. Dasher, he of the jibe and waterstart videos, storied windsurfing instructor in Aruba and one of my favorite teachers…he joins my other favorite windsurfing teacher Andy Brandt and company at ABK’s September 22-24...
Its hard to imagine having a no wind day on the SF Bay August, but we got skunked. Day 2 of the Hydrofoil pro tour was a wash out of rain showers, a healthy marine layer but no wind and no races on the score sheet. Racers woke up for...Show More Summary
It started off with good intentions as all sailing ambitions do but by the end of the 1st day of the 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour kite regatta I was already deflated but definitely not defeated. I achieved at least one goal by getting some...Show More Summary
"So Mac, how was your week in Belize?" I can't even begin to tell you in just a few sentences. Where do I even start? How do you describe living in extreme poverty? If you've been to countries like Guatemala, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Uganda,...Show More Summary
Challengersails released their 2018 models. The new range includes 3 wave models with 3, 4 or 5 sails, one pure freestyle sail, one freeride sail, one freerace cambered sail and a kids model. The speed and Slalom racing sail will released later in the season. The designs look quite fresh and the models are available […]
Race: The seventh race in the CGT Spring/Summer Series. Date it happened: 30 July, 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 photos taken by Jen Hayes. Race: The Flying Fish Summer Paddle Challenge 2017 Date it happened: 29 July, 2017 Host: The Flying Fish Paddle Sports Location: The event was at the River Palm Cottages resort on the Indian River Lagoon in Jensen Beach, Florida. Show More Summary
"What are you, Hulse?" Scott asked when I pointed out on Wednesday that the forecast for wind on Saturday might change. I am not Hulse. I haven't been confused with Hulse since 1996...we were at a party in Great Neck...
iWindsurf's computer model seems to think so. Northeast. Please make it so!