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Kai Lenny's shortboard Lake Michigan crossing

 
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grayson



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: Kai Lenny's shortboard Lake Michigan crossing Reply with quote

Might be old news to y'all, but I jut caught wind of this....

Positively Kai: Windsurfing Across Lake Michigan

Impressive crossing, and cool video coverage. Anybody know what gear he used? I see it's a 110-liter slalom board, but couldn't pick out a sail size marking. Maybe 6.5-ish by the looks of it?? I'm a terrible judge of sail size.

We somewhat regularly cross Lake Champlain at its widest point ('bout 8 miles each way) on shortboards when the right conditions roll around, but my body hurts just thinking about 56 miles on a single tack in big lake chop. Yowzer. Nice work Kai!
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! That almost makes me want to visit michigan, it looks awesome.
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Brian_S



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchaco1 wrote:
Nice! That almost makes me want to visit michigan, it looks awesome.


Michigan is awesome!
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

will stop on my way to Maine and see how windy it is !!

thanks for posting NICE video. I talked with Kai in Hood River a year ago, kool guy, very impressive

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Brian_S



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
will stop on my way to Maine and see how windy it is !!

Hi Brian


Gary,
No wind at all this summer. I've sailed twice - in addition to my one day in Hatteras. I can now only say that I used to windsurf.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We travel to West Michigan every summer to visit friends and family. When conditions are right, Lake Michigan beaches are tough to beat: sugar sand and relatively warm fresh water. We prefer late June/early July before the heat and humidity set it, though the water is a little cooler then. Windsurfing is hit or miss, but there are lots of other things to do as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fall is best. Water is warm and the winds pick up. Sugar sand, lots of space, fresh water, no sharks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok I'll stop on my way back, it will be fall then
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last time I was there, it looked pretty sail-able and moderately wave-y.
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