Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Remember to laugh when you fall.

2013 Gorge Freestyle Frenzy & Big Air from American Windsurfing Tour on Vimeo.

Link: in case this is not embedding...http://vimeo.com/70658957

Freestyle does not even closely resemble whatever it is I do on a board. But I sure am glad that there are guys and girls doing it. I have friends that do. And I am thankful that they do.
Because when they do...we ALL benefit.

This is how the sport grows.
This is why the sport grows.
This is why we make leaps and bounds in gear construction, and usability.
This is fun. [Yea...remember, fun?]

Remember back 20 or 30 years ago when Windsurfing had no rules? I do. It was great.
Just go out; in anything; on anything; in any conditions.
Sail is too small...so what? Too big...so what? How about your board; your fin...so what?
just go out and have fun.

I remember theses days of waiting around for it to be windy enough.
Waiting around so we could use our small board; our small sail...guess what?
They sucked.
There are boards that can get you an a plane in 8 knots.
There are boards that get you on the water in sub-planing conditions.
There are 90 ltr boards and 5.0 sails with 4 inch finds that will plane earlier than your old 120 Ltr beast, with the 7.0 sail, and the two foot pointer.

So just get out there guys.
Have Fun.
All great moves started out as mistakes.
Don't be afraid to try anything.
And remember to laugh when you fall.

See you all next week at the "Children of the Wind" showing

Tuesday, August 06 7:30pm - 9:20pm
in Huntington, NY at Cinema Arts Centre $10.00 per ticket.
We need your help. We have to sell 9 more tickets  by July 30th to ensure the showing. If you can't make it, maybe you can just buy a ticket any way? Any proceeds are going to the Island of Bonaire. 
Link is here http://vimeo.com/42012076

Oh and I almost forgot to brag...2 surfs, 2 sails, 1 windsurf in the last week. Mmmmm summer.


drysuit2 said...

We made it to 80! Thank you all so much and, see you at "Children of the Wind"

McPhilly said...

Great post, Maestro!