I don't know this guy, but my hat's off to him (do people still use that expression?) for going out on the water this week. He shot this video with his GoPro camera off Horseneck Beach, Westport, MA. He's actually got a number of nice short videos posted, doing the kind of wave-sailing I'd like to someday master.
Whenever I sailed on October 9, 10, 12, 13, and 14, I had the GoPro camera on my boom and recording. This video is the "best" 23 minutes of all that. I apologize that it's almost all of yours truly; this is because the cam was on MY boom. Next time I do something like this, I'll get some other people (better windsurfers than I, and maybe some newbies!) to carry the cam on their gear.
_Back in October I was having a sail on the lake a few days before heading down to Hatteras. The Howard Volunteer Fire Company was practicing with their water cannon (or cleaning it, or whatever), producing a nice rainbow in the setting Sun. I wasn't very successful in getting the GoPro camera in position for a good shot of it; here's the best I could do.
_From a review: "...go and watch Minds Wide Open. Not only will it set the record straight once and for all that windsurfing is the most spectacular water sport of them all, I’ll also guarantee you the action and scenic imagery will have you glued to your screen as if it were the final episode of 24, season 8. Minds Wide Open takes you to Maui, Cabo Verde, Indonesia, Denmark and Egypt, and features some of the best windsurfers the world has ever seen. Beautifully shot, skillfully edited and tastefully scored, it gives you a great insight into the essence of the sport, the spirit of the sailors and the amazing places and cultures it can take you."
There is a great little blurb about Better World Windsurfing in the latest newsletter from Clearwater Conservancy. Clearwater is very effective at protecting local land and water resources. The article suggests giving BWW gift certificates for the holidays. Well, of course!
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.