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noshuzbluz



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jpbassking wrote:
Bayside wrote:
Golf and windsurfing in the same sentence is strange enough but golfer and windsurfer is some sort of Jeckle and Hyde thing - not natural!


Actually golf is a good compliment to windsurfing. 9 holes in the morning followed by an afternoon session is a great way to spend the day.


Ya buddy!

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buddha



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bayside wrote:
Golf and windsurfing in the same sentence is strange enough but golfer and windsurfer is some sort of Jeckle and Hyde thing - not natural!


Think of WS and golf as Surf and Turf!
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buddha



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

noshuzbluz wrote:
buddha wrote:
noshuzbluz wrote:
I went from WS for 25 Years to golf for 7 and now both for the rest of my days. Most stupid thing I ever did was step away from WS. For all of you who windsurf and don't workout, DON'T STOP WINDSURFING!


Apparently SUP is supposed to be a great workout especially for the abs.

I have done it a few times and it was a pretty good workout without feeling like a strenuous ordeal.

I would imagine that WS is even better.

Have any of you lost weight doing WS regularly?


Ya I SUP too now. Flat water/lake stuff so pretty low impact. I agree with swchandler. Windsurfing is an incidental workout. That's what I love about it. Does it help you lose weight? Hell ya. Anything you do like that is going to speed up your metabolism a bit. It's alot better for you than chasing a golf ball around the course although there is alot of walking involved. Especially if you can't keep it in the fairway!
All I know is when I started golfing and stopped sailing I weighed 180lbs. 7 years or so later, 215lbs. Now I'm back down to 180. It was still a struggle at first and I'm still not back to where I was but I will get there.


I like the fact that you are getting a workout without it being a typical gym workout. Similar to tennis.
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buddha



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: It seems like the windsurfing community are friendly people Reply with quote

cgoudie1 wrote:
I have been windsurfing since 1981 (I think), so 29 years.

I don't Golf anymore, there's just no adrenaline in it for me,
maybe I can get back to it when I'm too decrepit to Windsurf,
but I'll probably just head straight for a dirt nap at that point.

I'm wishing you much success in "standing up on the board",
with the right board, that should be a lot less difficult.

-Craig



buddha wrote:
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-Craig

How long have you been WSing? Do you still play golf?

I will be happy to stand up on the board!

I am going Sunday for the first time in about 25 years!


Golf is definitely not an adrenaline rush that is for sure.
Almost like meditation.

I give you credit though.

Few can actually give up the game completely.
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coolmtnbiker048



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
"Only if you're BAFFING all day."


What are you really trying to say?


That if you are trying new stuff and falling in the water a lot and getting thrashed around in big waves, windsurfing can be a pretty good cardio workout.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or if you're sailing in waves or in an aggressive manner in swell of any size without falling.
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esteban



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falling in adds more cardio workout, not less, I fall a lot as most freestylers do whether on waves or not there us always a new limit to your skills to be pushed....agreed that the day you first plane in the straps will be life changing and the beginning of a beautiful addiction. The great thing about SD waters is that you can get a SUP and never be skunked. Light wind freestyle with a big board is a great way to stay fit as well as learn/improve your sail handling and balance skills
Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

esteban wrote:
Falling in adds more cardio workout, not less, I fall a lot as most freestylers do whether on waves or not there us always a new limit to your skills to be pushed....agreed that the day you first plane in the straps will be life changing and the beginning of a beautiful addiction. The great thing about SD waters is that you can get a SUP and never be skunked. Light wind freestyle with a big board is a great way to stay fit as well as learn/improve your sail handling and balance skills
Enjoy!


How long did it take you to be able to WS in the waves?

To me that seems like a near impossible feat!

Only for the young and fit I am sure!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fit, yes; young, no.

And I find bobbing in the water infinitely more relaxing than sailing. I have to drop in occasionally, and welcome an occasional crash, to get my breath back on the best days.

Mike \m/
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