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.

Friday, November 23, 2018

The thing about windsurfing and photos.

So here’s the thing about good windsurfing photos of your self.
When you first start out…It’s a novelty. So you spend the money for a new Go Pro, or Soloshot.

 Photo by Jillixir
You take the time to set up that Clew View, Mast, Boom, or harness mount.
Or you get that “New Girlfriend”. The one who actually stays with you at the beach once the wind arrives. I mean ‘WOW’. The day goes from a beautiful sunny day at the beach…to,,, sand blowing so hard it could and does peal the paint off your truck. Just standing at the beach is uncomfortable. But, she loves you, so she stays, and she takes pictures! God bless her.

 Photo by Jillixir Marie:30 to 40+ knot day

30 knots.  Photo by Jillixir
Then, you move on to a new girlfriend, your girlfriend learns to windsurf, or you fall in love, and get married. You pick it. But she’s not taking photos of you anymore. Even if she does come out with you, she is smart enough to go hide in the van once the windspeed hits 20+.

This is why I am so appreciative when someone does snap a photo of me windsurfing. Even a bad one. [Meaning I’m sailing poorly.] The photo is great.

Me chasing the squall line.  Photo by Jillixir

Over the years various folk have documented our exploits on the water. Steve D, Blue Harbor Cat, Phil Gray, Jeff S, Lauralee, the rare magazine or newspaper. 

So it is for this reason that I’d like to thank Jill Illixer of “the Long Island Sun Chasers” group. As a windsurfer herself, she understands what she is shooting. So for the first time in a while, I can share some gratuitous pic’s of my self. 
Oh vanity…
 Photo by Jillixir

Busy day on the water  Photo by Jillixir
great to see so many sailors.  Photo by Jillixir

Honorable mention has to go to Iggy: “the Drone King”, Mike B: “The Professional”, Jon S: “Mast Mount Master”.

Thanks guys

Still gusting to 40,  Photo by Jillixir

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