Saturday, September 24, 2016

East Coast Windsurfing Festival 2016

The ECWF Cape Cod 2016 was held on Kalmus Beach on September 17 & 18, and was a ton of fun! We had competitors from novices to pros duking it out in freestyle, racing, and GPS heats. The weather was near perfect with lots of sun and some planing winds on day 2.

Special thanks to all our sponsors who helped make the event a success! Especially amazing was the amount of support we got from local windsurfing business owners and the help from volunteers.

Mike Burns and Jeanne Baumann were crowned King and Queen of the Cape, showing us some amazing freestyle and first places in racing. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for coming out to play!

Here are a few pictures, some taken by myself, some by Andrei Burnin:

Race start
Race start

Mike Burns freestyling
Jon Sassone during the pro freestyle heat

Beautiful longboards
D2 with self-made, wooden daggerboard and old school sail

Getting ready to race
Rounding the first buoy

...and more trophies

Starting the next heat
Happy winners

Monday, September 19, 2016

Cape Cod

It is September and we have visitors who wanted to see more of Cape Cod. Specific requests were seals and sharks, so the logical place to go was Monomoy Island. Since we recently acquired an inflatable boat with outboard motor for our windsurfing festival, we even had the means to get there easily. Here are a few pictures from our trip with Pam and Boris:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

ABK Camp Kalmus 2016

Last weekend we had another awesome ABK camp at Kalmus Beach in Hyannis. It was tons of fun, the weather was great, we learned a lot, and got to meet and hang out with lots of really nice fellow windsurfers.
The first day brought some unexpected planing conditions in the afternoon, day two was perfect for light wind freestyle, and day 3 had nice strong wind the whole morning. In high wind I practiced lots of Flakas, in light wind mainly anklebiters. The weather was pretty much perfect with nice warm air and water. The only two pictures I have are from Pam, since I had so much fun I completely forgot to take any pictures.

Preparing for the loop lecture
Dinner after a successful day