Dates: October 2-4, 2015 Riders: Brian Sieve, Kevin Nowak, Rob Rabbe, Jason Yetley, Patty and Jim Hoben Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin Story and photos by Kevin Nowak. The best trips are the ones that form organically. After encountering subpar wind at Mille Lacs last Sunday (9/27/2015), I was really looking forward to […]

Oh what a weekend! A classical Low rolled through the state last weekend. Two days of strong southwinds on the leading edge of the front followed by two days of W-NW winds as the Low moved up and out of the region. These systems are quite common in the Fall […]

This lake has continued to be a great option for those approaching winds that may not quite make it to the cities.  10 minutes North of Alexandria this lake has nice park in the center of the north side with shallow sandy bottom and grassy rigging.  The winds were South […]


I don’t know what it is, but there is something really special about this simple gathering in the middle of summer. Summer is our time of doldrums, time to get chores done, to plan things on weekends…because we just don’t get that many windy weekends in July…typically. Each year though […]

22Jul

The gathering video 2015

What a wonderful weekend.  Big thanks for John Czech for being in the water all weekend and capturing all of our fun.

The day started with the usual banter…so many things to consider in deciding where to go. Traffic home from up north, size of lake, wind, storms, drive time, launches, etc etc. After a bit we decide on Waconia. The wind forecast looked great, there wasn’t any storms in the forecast, […]

What a great day. Early on the sky went from big billowy clouds and blue sky to a major downpour. All the droplets splashed down and splashed up, which immediately went horizontal…smoke on the water and less than 100 ft of visibility. A first for me…a white out in the […]

Another wonderful trip.  A few of us were fortunate enough to have family down for a few days, surfing, learning to kite and hanging with us in the sun.  Really great to have them down. For the first time in years the entire MN Crew hung together at the Outlaw […]

03Dec

Castaway to South Padre; Spring 2014

Once again we returned to this magical place.  How quickly we return to the silliness, the groove, the flowing stoke of the castaway trip.