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  Topic: kite gear found
wmcguire

Replies: 15
Views: 13963

PostForum: Eastern and Central USA & Canada   Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:39 am   Subject: kite gear found
Maybe post in the regional forum on http://www.ikitesurf.com ?

If a kiter is looking for some lost gear, they may be looking on a kiting forum rather than a windsurfing forum. Losing stuff sucks, I ...
  Topic: overcoming fear of waves
wmcguire

Replies: 12
Views: 11412

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:12 am   Subject: overcoming fear of waves
For sure, improving your swimming in surf is the best safety device you can have. Getting comfortable getting beat on by the ocean until you don't care anymore is good advice. The first time I went to ...
  Topic: Leaky dry suit
wmcguire

Replies: 6
Views: 6677

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:48 pm   Subject: Leaky dry suit
When did you buy it? If it's new, return it or call the manufacturer about a warranty repair.
  Topic: How old is too old?
wmcguire

Replies: 57
Views: 46223

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:37 am   Subject: How old is too old?
I'm going to be 45 this fall and I'm using Wyatt Miller's guide on learning how to forward loop. I sail whenever it's windy and kayak about 25-30 miles every week, as well as mountain biking, swimming ...
  Topic: waterstarting large sails
wmcguire

Replies: 27
Views: 23631

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:07 pm   Subject: waterstarting large sails
but I was always under the impression that its not something you want others seeing you doing.

I've seen pro sailors uphaul at Hookipa (on wave boards) when it was the fastest way to get the sail u ...
  Topic: Jibing woes holy sheet!
wmcguire

Replies: 34
Views: 20507

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 7:26 am   Subject: Jibing woes holy sheet!
Lots of advice on technique, this response is a little different.

I've noticed my best jibes (and sailing) are after I've gone surfing for a few days because the wind died and I'm now back on my wi ...
  Topic: windsurf with a leash in waves?
wmcguire

Replies: 29
Views: 19473

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:57 pm   Subject: windsurf with a leash in waves?
I'd rather have an inflatable PFD in an emergency than be tied to my gear and I had to swim almost 1000m once in high surf to recover my stuff.

I got nailed by a big set and when I finally came up ...
  Topic: Kauai
wmcguire

Replies: 11
Views: 11125

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:31 pm   Subject: Kauai
If you sail at Y Camp, make sure your gear is in good shape. If you break anything upwind of Tunnels you'll get washed over sharp shallow reef. There's some sketchy channels that you may be able to ge ...
  Topic: Uphauling a low volume board - any tips?
wmcguire

Replies: 54
Views: 37642

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:23 pm   Subject: Uphauling a low volume board - any tips?
I was in Maui one year and watched a guy who stayed out way too long at Hookipa get back to shore butt-sailing. The wind was off-shore and extremely light so you couldn't get anywhere near shore, let ...
  Topic: Use of Ancient Windsurf Photos in advertising
wmcguire

Replies: 6
Views: 5385

PostForum: Windsurfing Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:43 am   Subject: Use of Ancient Windsurf Photos in advertising
No royalties to pay. That's why you see ancient equipment advertising brand new plasma televisions.
 
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