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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."

The TransAtlantic Windemption

by Eddy Patricelli

A windsurfing instructor at Big Winds in Hood River and Fishermen’s Hut Windsurfing in Aruba, Eddy Patricelli is a team rider for North/F2 with a BA from Southern Oregon and is the winner of the Southern Oregon Prose Writing contest.

photos by Tamotsu “Taki” Takiguchi, Karen Gillham, Chad Lyons, David Weiss, John Chao

I am alive, flying down the biggest swell of my life in the middle of the Atlantic. Best of all my goal, the Khlebnikov, is in plain sight. This joyous moment, however, is short-lived.

Naomi & Newman Darby – Part II

article and photos by John Chao

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

PART II of Naomi and Newman Darby Interview: Full and Un-edited.

Fundamentals: Art of Tacking

by Mark Archer

Mark Archer has been teaching windsurfing for the past 12 years sails. He roams the world as the Instructional Editor and Chief Instructor for American Windsurfer Magazine Clinic Tour. You will find many of his instructional pieces in upcoming issues.

Having a divine dance with mother nature is what makes windsurfing such a special and meaningful sport.

Peter Thommen: Master Shaper

by Ken Winner

Technical Editor for American Windsurfer Ken Winner, US-1, has been influencing the sport since the late seventies and is, to many, the foremost technical guru in the world.

photos by John Chao

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

The celebrated board shaper had finally created something he thought was “perfect”.

1999 Equipment Test: All-around Boards

by Ken Winner

Technical Editor for American Windsurfer Ken Winner, US-1, has been influencing the sport since the late seventies and is, to many, the foremost technical guru in the world.

photos by John Chao

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

Everyone else needs boards that will work when the wind is light, but are still manageable in a big blow.

Sea Nymphs

by Douglas Faulkner

Contributor Douglas Faulkner petitioned in front of the United Nations from 1981 to 1987 and successfully prevented Belau from becoming a US military base and a Supertaker transit port.

Hints of their presence are often sighted as we windsurf across the surface…

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