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Cold Front Windsurfing, New Beginner Board

It has been fairly breezy in Florida this fall and winter, but the breeze has mostly been from the East, meaning the Gulf of Mexico has been more like a flat lake than a wavy ocean. That changed for a while last weekend when a cold front...Show More Summary

SUP Race Report: CGT Superlap Series Race #3

Race: Race #3 in the CGT Winter Time Trial series, aka the "Superlap Series" because of a new race format. Date it happened: 8 January 2016. Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Show More Summary

Wrapping Up 2016 and Welcoming 2017!

Wrapping up another year and heading into 2017 with continued motivation to do more epic stuff. A great way to end the year in Charleston - being with family at the coast, surfing with my daughter and friends, flat water paddling /dolphin searching (success!) with my daughter/niece/nephew, and also getting in some windsurfing. Show More Summary

2016 by the numbers....

I love statistics- keeping track of things and analyzing the data to see what I can learn. For many years, I've used twitter to keep track of my sessions on the water, then at the end of the year I can look back and graph everythingShow More Summary

We was skunked

I drove from NYC to the house...grabbed the van...drove to New Suffolk...where I met Scott, Jonathan, and a beautiful windless vista of the Peconic. It was beautiful. But NF wind! Jon took out a big sup with a hydrofoil on...

SUP Race Report: CGT Superlap Series Race #2

Race: Race #2 in the CGT Winter Time Trial series, aka the "Superlap Series" because of a new race format. Date it happened: 18 December 2016. Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Show More Summary

Dude Check Out Sunday's Forecast

31 gusting to 62? Air temps in the 50's. Could be interesting, ya think?

SUP Race Report: Lovers Key No-Name-Race

Race: Lovers' Key No-Name Race. Date it happened: 17 Dec 2016 Host: Naples area fitness trainer and CGT Race Team coach Mark Athanacio organizes these free "no name races" a few times a year. Location: Lovers Key State Park, North Parking lot next to the Big Carlos Pass bridge. Show More Summary

How Long Does A Hamstring Injury Take To Heal?

Windsurfing at Tiana in late October I mucked up a jump. My back foot came out of the strap, I did a split and bonked my head with the boom during the landing. Here's what I said at the time:...

Newman Darby R.I.P.

Newman Darby invented the windsurfer. He wasn’t successful at marketing it, and his design needed refinement, but he up and invented it. There are people who quibble over this fact, but Jim Drake (the design half of Drake and Hoyle....

SUP Race Report: CGT Superlap Series #1

Race: Race #1 in the CGT Winter Time Trial series, aka the "Superlap Series" because of a new race format. Date it happened: 4 December 2016. Host: CGT Kayaks and Paddleboards, which you can become a groupie of by joining the CGT Tribe facebook page. Show More Summary

Gale Warning! The Wolf Bleeds...

"3.4?" Jan cried, "then I can't sail!" "It's up and down" I replied. It was honking, with big swings in wind strength. The consensus was that even though the holes in the wind meant shlogging with three meter sails, nobody...

SUP Race Report: CGT Series 2016 Final

Race: Race #9 (the last one) in the CGT Summer Time Trial series. Date it happened: 20 November 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

LONGEST WAVE RIDE OF THE TRIP

The photo sequence below is the same wave in this video

Scott Believes That We Shall Rip on Sunday (5 W's)

Who: Puffins. Wind Chimps. Men of Wind and Water. And Women (that all counts as one W.) What: Shall windsurf in 25+ mph winds. When: Sunday. See the headline. Where: Well now that's always the question. A list of the...

Windsurf Foiling

I got the foil bug and have started windsurf foiling. I began researching it last spring. One of the things I was looking for was a foil that could go with one of my existing boards so I wouldn't have to invest in yet another board (at least not yet) just for foiling. Show More Summary

SUP Race Report: Englewood Beach PaddleFest

Race: Englewood Beach PaddleFestDate it happened: 12 November 2016. 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

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