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Origins of Windsurfing: Matt Schweitzer

article and photos by John Chao

Publisher/Editor of American Windsurfer is a former photojournalist for GEO, National Geographic and Time-Life Magazines.

Happenstance never ceases to amaze me. “What’s going on here?”

Origins of Windsurfing: Jim Drake

article and photos by John Chao

Publisher/Editor of American Windsurfer is a former photojournalist for GEO, National Geographic and Time-Life Magazines.

INTERVIEW With The Father of Windsurfing

Origins of Windsurfing: Hoyle Schweitzer

article and photos by John Chao

Publisher/Editor of American Windsurfer is a former photojournalist for GEO, National Geographic and Time-Life Magazines.

Interview with the Windsurfer Maker

In Search of Secret Service…

by John Chao

Publisher / Editor is a former photojournalist for GEO, National Geographic and Time-Life Magazines

photos by David Burnet

New York based Contact photographer, David Burnet is infamous for the 4x5 Graflex camera he lugs around on assignment for Time Magazine

Groping for Global Peace

Beauty Queen with a propensity to chase wind and windmills: Writer Linda Grover’s passion for windsurfing has put everything on the line…

Editor’s Note: 4.5

by John Chao

Publisher / Editor of American Windsurfer is a former photojournalist for GEO, National Geographic and Time-Life Magazines.

The Dawn of a New Age

Year in the Life of PWA: PART I

by Dan Atkins

With a Ph.D in aerodynamics with a background in applied mathematics and physics, Dan Atkins runs around the world providing quality control to all the PWA events as their Technical Officer .

Original 34 Page Article: Presented Here in Two Parts

Gone With The Wind

by Henry Allen

Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Allen writes about American culture for The Washington Post.

It was on a cold, lonely island in Maine that I began to see what windsurfing and maybe the destiny of the human race are all about.

The History of the Columbia River Gorge

by Eric Sanford

Eric Sanford's words have worn through many pages of many magazines. "Proliferation is a justification for my existence," and "treading water is the story of my life if I stop I sink." A sensible philosophy for a "forty-one-year-old going on fifteen."

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