Kel, I just looked up La Familia and that place is the nuts! I can’t make it, back to school, but the rest of the crew should check it out.
Thanks for the post. Hope you get tons of wind, but not the kind that spins counter clockwise.
This is really cool Mark (aka borntoloop)! A few uf us have heard rumblings under the surface about wind foils coming to town. Gary, and Jason seem to also be thinking of getting us a chance. Hat off to you for taking the chance on it…boy it ain’t cheap! The whole thing has not looked that interesting to me, but I feel like that is cha…[Read more]
No kidding Rich!
Sorry to hear about some busted stuff…..we all deal with it from time to time.
I was out of town on that Long Pond day, but got a text from Scott that 8 windsurfers were on the Pond. He seemed stoked.
Glad you are in the mix.
Great day catching up with the wind and friends at Hamburg. The stoke from the local Buff group is palpable. And in addition to supporting the snack shack at the beach (they advocated for not ticketing us) by chowing hot dogs, we discoverer another local gem in Tacos and more.
Sailing first. I hadn’t been to Hamburg in a couple years, and co…[Read more]
I don’t have an NP boom, but maybe I can help figure it out a bit.
I believe that the 4 matching holes/ cut outs are to be able to rig a sail/boom with an on the fly adjustable outhaul. They make a round insert that goes into the clew grommet and you could loop around that.
I’m going to assume that your rope starts in the bottom…[Read more]
Word on the beach is that Baycreek Paddle Center may be bringing in a couple demo Starboard Windfoils soon thanks to the work of a well connected local. I also heard the other day that a couple of the Foil Kiters are working on same from Slingshot.
It is seeming more and more attractive to me as I see more video of it. The riding style looks l…[Read more]
Also, I managed to get my first footage with my drone on Sunday. It is fairly benign footage, as I was ultra cautious with keeping my distance from the kites. I never really let the drone below 90ft, once dipping to 70ish when I knew I was upwind enough be safe.
Here’s a still of the rider I got the most footage out of, I’m not sure he even k…[Read more]
It struggled to get to a level that I could plane on my 7.5 all day. The kites looked to get the best of the warming water and sunshine with a bunch of kites out from the park as well as the visitors center. I arrived and parked next to Eric and Lisa from B’lo who had stayed the night at the Ramada to ride Seneca all day. Eric got so…[Read more]
While my windsurfing day wasn’t spectacular yesterday (the kites won the day for sure), it sure was important that we were all on Seneca Lake. A local reporter was interviewing folks regarding the new plan to “transform the welcome center into an FLX hub”.
The video clip played on the Monday morning news, and prominently featured wind sports in…[Read more]
Thanks for the how-to Geoff. I actually got 9’s from the Russian judge on a couple of launches, but I may have colluded with them to earn those marks. I have heard a bunch of what your are reminding me about the duck jibe. But even when I do throw things when I am supposed to, isn’t here a time when the clew will catch the wind again as I…[Read more]
Scott and Corey-
I think I heard that Rick gave Woodlawn a shot on his windsurfer, I’m curious to know more. Sounds like the wind may have died on him, but the waves look sweet in all the vids I have seen of the kites there.
Corey, I’m guessing the Chris that you met at ‘daigua was Chris Parsons. A fast learner that guys is, we’ll have to ge…[Read more]
Being a dad came first for me this morning, but luck would have it that I would be watching my son score his first goal of the season about a mile from Long Pond. Post soccer session at Long Pond included Gary W. (thanks for the Groupme message!), Keith S., Ted B., and Eric M.
Upon arrival, the waves were breaking over the rip rap on the side…[Read more]
Had a decent day with a bunch of Windsurf and Kite folks, Seneca can be such a melting pot of riders. Folks from the Geneva area, Finger Lakes South, Rochester area, Syracuse area, and even Buffalo were on the water for deceivingly steady wind in the middle of the lake. A few kiting women were in the line up, and that should get us all pumped. …[Read more]
A State Trooper stopped recently to remind a group of windsurfers that parking along the road on the house side of Edgemere Drive at Long Pond is forbidden. He let the well mannered group off with a reminder but said tickets will be coming if we don’t park our cars on the correct side of the road (pond side) from now on. ALSO, remember t…[Read more]
So Steve Pelman moved down the road, and his old place has new owners, with two young kids. This is the brown house with white trim, big treehouse deck, and pool. He was discussing trees in his yard and I walked over. HE was definitely giving the “what are these guys doing in my yard” look. Understandable.
Anyhow, he asked that we still ap…[Read more]
Finally got some water time with some of the crew at Long Pond. Wow the water is high…like a foot below road level. For reference you are doing a chest high water start where your feet entered the water last year.
Glad for the updates on the Groupme text service I managed to arrive while Art, Keith, Joe, Scott, and Ted were all on the w…[Read more]
Glad you found the website and joined the discussion on the forum. Welcome back!
As far as I know, the rules have not changed regarding PFD’s on the Finger Lakes. You need to be wearing one, or have one on board. The windsurfers are split (informal observation) on who wears one, and who does not. I wear a NP Flotation vest (no…[Read more]
Great write up by Scott regarding Easter Sunday at the Pond…..Anyhow, I finally managed my first session of the year at Durand with wind touching in really nicely at around 20 mph. BY the time I had triple checked that I had all my gear with me for the first time this year, Scott had been putting is 6.3 through its paces. I rigged a 6.6 as q…[Read more]
Awesome report Scott! Everybody’s wind alert was likely going off yesterday, glad you and Art got to the scene at the same time. I love reading this stuff…so often the buzz from the session still shows through when people post.
How about that Jason toasting your session before his!!??
Thanks for taking the time to share the stoke here.
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