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  Topic: Famous Windsurfers?
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 12
Views: 1715

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:27 am   Subject: Famous Windsurfers?
Thomas Dolby ("She Blinded Me With Science").

Neil Young has been spotted in a Mistral T-shirt.
  Topic: Who sails in the cold?
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 23
Views: 2994

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:20 am   Subject: Who sails in the cold?
I windsurf year round on Long Island with friends. Drysuit (some guys wear 6/5/4 wetsuiits) hoods gloves heavy booties. For myself the air temp limits are
36 degrees in full sun, 40 if overcast (I ...
  Topic: Anyone sailing or kiting LI tomorrow?
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 3
Views: 2569

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:19 am   Subject: Anyone sailing or kiting LI tomorrow?
Long Island sailing/kiting tends to break up into two regions...mid island and east LI. The Yahoo Long Island windsurfing forum (private) is a good way to get a sense of what's going (with a mid isl ...
  Topic: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 96
Views: 45728

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:52 pm   Subject: Compact/Stubby Wave Boards..
Here we go again. It is now officially an all about isobars post. I'm surprised it took 7 pages, usually takes 4.
  Topic: Rant: Dealer markup on windsurf gear
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 41
Views: 10713

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:25 pm   Subject: Rant: Dealer markup on windsurf gear
I am grateful for every windsurf shop that exists. They are part of the nucleus of any windsurfing community. Where I sail the existence of a local shop means lessons are available, equipment rent ...
  Topic: Good launhes for east north east wind tomorrow in Ny/Nj
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 7
Views: 4187

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:43 am   Subject: Good launhes for east north east wind tomorrow in Ny/Nj
Out on Eastern LI Ponquogue and the Bowl are good ocean spots.
For bay sailing East Landing on the Great Peconic works
For flat water/shallow bay sailing Tiana Bay, a favorite for ABK clinic.s.
  Topic: Cleaning your Sails and Sailbags
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 16
Views: 5691

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:19 am   Subject: Cleaning your Sails and Sailbags
For my first decade of windsurfing I rinsed my sails down and air dried them after every sesh (it was convenient to do so.) For the following 15 years I just rolled them up after each sesh, and stor ...
  Topic: First time foiling
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 22
Views: 17597

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:48 am   Subject: First time foiling
Will try the clew first WS.

Andy Brandt says if you can waterstart easily, your sail is too big.


Foil tip of the day:

Clew first waterstart feels much safer as it drags your rear foot aw ...
  Topic: First time foiling
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 22
Views: 17597

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:26 pm   Subject: First time foiling
Had my first foiling experience last Friday in an ABK clinic. I weigh 160lbs. Winds were 6 gusting to 12. I had a 6.2 sail on a Slingshot Wizard 125 (I don't remember the foil) I was able to get t ...
  Topic: Learn to windfoil at ABK Tiana clinic
PeconicPuffin

Replies: 1
Views: 2620

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:17 pm   Subject: Learn to windfoil at ABK Tiana clinic
http://www.peconicpuffin.com/the_peconic_puffin/2018/09/my-first-foiling-experience.html
 
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