Kevin Nowak

Oh they just keep coming.  Such gifts.  Today’s gift was for Bill Manuel…it’s his birthday you know.  He’s a sharing kind of guy and let us all play in his gift.  He must put a lot of good out into the world cause a lot of it came back today. […]

I’m sure you’ve heard me talk before about the blobs.  Those color zones from WindAlert that show strength of wind for various parts of the state.  Usually we get excited by yellow and oranges.  Every once and awhile there is a dark red blob (26-28+ mph), but it is small […]

by Patty Hoben Since there was no wind on our radar for the first weekend in October, we were pleasantly surprised when the unexpected invitation came on Thursday to join Kevin, Bryan and Rob in Sheboygan, WI to ride the big waves on Lake Michigan. Jim loves a good road […]

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 […]

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, […]

Oct 7, 2014 Day 5 of strong WNW winds that blanket Minnesota.  The temps were in the low 60s, the sun was shining, the smiles were everywhere.  Kevin O took the session of sessions riding for hours and hours, ripin up the waves on the Eastern shore and boosting big […]