• Years ago, I planned a long distance trip up the entire length of Lake Champlain which is over 100 miles long. I was planning camping on the way. And got as far as buying dry bags to lash to my board but alas the trip never materialized.

  • Ohh! I was wondering who that was? I was on my 115 liter Fanatic Ray, wish I’d brought it for the lighter air yesterday after that big blow on Seneca.

    I was on a parallel course with you at one point getting closer and closer when suddenly you FLEW off your foil! I was dropping down to give you a tow! Nice to get some last late season warm…[Read more]

  • It’s been that kind of a summer, no wind for us windsurfers who don’t like big gear. But if there’s a hint of a potential blow I grab the opportunity. The dry spell had me get all caught up with projects at home; new roof on the shed, got that damn maple tree down with my son, Skylar’s help, pool is closed, brake calipers, lines and pad and struts…[Read more]

  • That was a fun session even though it was typical Long Pond with shifts and holes. I first went out on my 110 Fanatic Cross and a 5.7 and after sailing into a couple holes was determined not to do that all day. So I rigged the big sail, my Ezzy Wave 6.9 and played with the outhaul a few times as conditions dictated. But I was really anticipating a…[Read more]

  • Wow! This is awesome. It like I’m sailing with you when I watch this! (of course I usually am). Really nice job editing. I can see two of us tag teaming both with cameras, that’d be cool. Keep up the good work.

  • Just got a free copy of windsurfer magazine (thanks Doug) and it features hydrofoiling windsurfing style. Great article and I am excited about this new sport! First impressions looks like fun, very expensive, worried about weeds, and for sailors in western NY; lighter wind often means more boat traffic. Last year I was nearly taken out by a boat…[Read more]

  • From what I hear, its a long walk to the beach with your gear. The local sharks don’t sail there and I know they are a talented bunch so Ill follow their lead. I think Rick got washed up big time and another sailor at Hamburg sailed into the lull and apparently got washed up big time as well and I’m not just talking about the local washing machine…[Read more]

  • The Saturday Groupme posts got me motivated for a Sunday session at Hamburg and a text to Eric revealed his prediction that it would blow from 7-10 am and then start bubbling. I sent out a couple texts and calls and headed out early to meet Eric and his wife Lisa who were already down rigging in the parking lot after a quick session. Eric rode his…[Read more]

  • Well yes, we all know that it delivers more than just wind and weed fins also work well for toilet paper and diapers but when it blows it blows! “The Gang That Can’t Pee Straight” made an appearance for a royal flush of wind on the pond. Once again Art and Joe rigged perfectly and dialed in some awesome sailing! I was determined to get my fat ass…[Read more]

  • Nice write-up and Pics! Can’t wait for the full length feature! Another nice thing about the park is that you might miss a tree falling nearby or a bald eagle! I also, like the protection from the sun the trees that are still standing provide and the closeness to the water for launching. I agree with Geoff about supporting the parks with a pass!…[Read more]

  • I heard this second hand but thought it worth mentioning that according to someone who was there when the State Trooper stopped by the windsurfers were verbally ASSAULTED!!! Ripped a new butt hole!! The trooper reportedly stated that “he lives on the pond”, “that he has put up with this for ten years”, “the next time I’m giving out tickets!”

    Just…[Read more]

  • Yeah it was a nice noon hour session with a bit of thermal assist to it. What a difference a day makes. On Sunday we were getting our butts handed to us in winds gusting to 50 on Long Pond but today it was right in that sweet spot of around 18 to 23mph mostly out of the NW, just right for my old Fanatic Ray and a 6.3 meter sail. I wasn’t overly…[Read more]

  • The geriatric gang tore up the pond in a big blow in summer like temps of 75 degrees! We left our wheelchairs, canes and crutches on the shore and proceeded to tear the place DOWN! Art, Gary, Mark and I got in a joint busting muscle aching ass kicking session in 30 mph winds. Mark, laughed as he tried to assess the wind strength on his wind meter,…[Read more]

  • Fat Guy In A Little Coat, Fat Guy In A Little Coat….

    That’s how it feels when I get into my wet suit for the first time each season. This year was no different as I prepared for a huge Long Pond session by donning said wetsuit in the comfort of my living room before heading out. It didn’t go well! Pulling my arms on I slipped and gave myself a…[Read more]

  • Fat Guy In A Little Coat, Fat Guy In A Little Coat….

    That’s how it feels when I get into my wet suit for the first time each season. This year was no different as I prepared for a huge Long Pond session by donning said wetsuit in the comfort of my living room before heading out. It didn’t go well! Pulling my arms on I slipped and gave myself a…[Read more]

  • Another repeat of yesterday at Cranberry Pond. Before I report I would just like to say that no kite lines were harmed or injured during this session. I might also note that any human flesh damaged or left on the ice was totally voluntary and in no way encouraged or influenced by this website (owned and operated by Doug W.)

    Before I showed up…[Read more]

  • Holy Moly! Real nice pics! Look at that shoulder position. What do you think Doc Miller? HaHa!

    After setting up the ice boat that I’d been refinishing and tweaking for the last month, I sailed it in some crazy gusty wind. I joined in with the gang at the far end of the pond for some laps and then came in for a break where Doug, Don, Jason and…[Read more]

  • OMG! This is how the Hamburg guys must feel like every session. Seneca delivered big time. What a blast! And the pumpkin ale afterwards didnt hurt either, except for whoever left the 400 Ezzy behind (NOT ME!).

    Once again I arrived to an empty parking lot at the Visitor Center with Joe and Doug still enroute. My handheld showed 17-23 mph but the…[Read more]

  • OMG! This is how the Hamburg guys must feel like every session. Seneca delivered big time. What a blast! And the pumpkin ale afterwards didnt hurt either, except for however left the 400 Ezzy behind (NOT ME!).

    Once again I arrived to an empty parking lot at the Visitor Center with Joe and Doug still enroute. My handheld showed 17-23 mph but the…[Read more]

  • Yikes! Must have been exciting although a bit scary as well. Glad you didn’t suffer much damage. Lucky you!

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