Sometimes there is a bit of an extra enjoyment when the day, the session, becomes something different than what you thought it might be.  Yesterday was one of those days.  It had looked like there would be wind.  Earlier in the week it was looking pretty decent.  On Weds it […]


Gathering 2016

This was the year of the foil boards.  The lighter winds were perfect for the efficiencies of the foils.  The scene was beautiful.  Big puffy clouds against the vivid blue sky.  MMMMM.  Evenings were clear and full of stars.  Hard to beat. Here’s a short clip from the weekend.  Didn’t […]



I’ve watched birds since I was young, you know those big birds, the eagles and the hawks.  Soaring in the invisible current.  The smallest movements of their wings sending them higher and higher. I’m drawn to the effortless grace as they soar overhead. I dream of flying, lingering in a […]

If you’ve driven through North Dakota in the last few years you’ve noticed the large amounts of ponds and small lakes that are slowly taking over many of the farmer’s fields.  These bodies of water typically are free of trees, and when the winds howl, like they do often up […]


Oh to Fly

South Padre Island Spring trip.  Always a unique groove.  This year was about exploring, exploring a new sport, exploring new tricks, exploring a new ride…flying was common ingredient.  So much fun. I apologize ahead of time if you know French.  The song was chosen for the texture of the music […]

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 […]

There is something quite special about the late season riding.  The palette of colors that surround the lake has gone from green to muted browns and oranges.  The water is so much cleaner and seems to be deeper blue green.  The wind just feels different, maybe it’s that hint, or […]