North Beach Goes Northeast

How did we end up 1,300 miles away from sunny St. Pete teaching a wing clinic in Rhode Island?   As the newest toy on the beach, wing foiling has been growing like crazy and lots of people are giving it a go without having a local instructor. The crew in Rhode Island had beenContinue reading “North Beach Goes Northeast”

How to Make an Adjustable Out-haul

Material: (1) Cleat Style Out-haul Part (2) 5ft Orange Line – 4mm (1) 6ft Thin Grey Line – 3mm (1) 3ft Black Bungee – 4mm (2) Small Blocks – Ronstan RF15101 Hot Knife Directions: Using a measuring tape, measure the appropriate lengths for your 3 lines Mark your line for accuracy. 3. Cut to theContinue reading “How to Make an Adjustable Out-haul”

Windsurfing Mast Base Buyers Guide

The mast base, or mast foot is the piece that attaches to the board (and attaches the sail to the board). Most boards today have the same style of mast track Which may be shorter or longer depending on thesize and type of board: This requires a standard type of base thatattaches with a brassContinue reading “Windsurfing Mast Base Buyers Guide”

Olympic Class Starboard IQ Foils

The Olympic Class Starboard IQ Foils are here! The new 95 cm carbon mast has a higher grade of carbon so it is going to be stiffer than the regular 95 cm carbon mast. This helps with more stability in reaching and going upwind and downwind, allowing you to go faster with more control. InContinue reading “Olympic Class Starboard IQ Foils”

What is a Beginner Wing Foil Lesson Like?

A beginner wing foil lesson is all about learning the basics. A majority of the lesson is about getting comfortable with the maneuvering of the wing. The lesson consists of going over wing handling on the beach, then it is your turn to get on the water. At the end of the lesson you willContinue reading “What is a Beginner Wing Foil Lesson Like?”

Chinook: Windsurfing Hardware Made in the USA

When you pull up in front of the Chinook factory-warehouse in Cascade Locks, Oregon it is hard to believe that this is the source of the rock-solid windsurfing components we have all been using for decades. An unassuming building in an industrial park near the banks of the Columbia River, most passerby’s would never guessContinue reading “Chinook: Windsurfing Hardware Made in the USA”

Windsurf Foiling in St. Petersburg

By now you’ve seen the pictures and videos, maybe there is even someone at your local sailing spot who has one. Foils are the trendy new thing on the windsurfing scene…but is it going to last, or is it just a fad? We believe that foils are the future of windsurfing (and other water sportsContinue reading “Windsurf Foiling in St. Petersburg”

Starboard Foils E-Type & S-Type

When wing foiling choosing the proper wing makes all the difference. When choosing between the E and S-type wing sets here are a few key things about each of them. The E-type: the E is for efficient, it is fast, has maximum glide speed and is efficient with pumping and flying. The S-type: S isContinue reading “Starboard Foils E-Type & S-Type”