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Welcome to the Silver Aniversary, 10th-year celebratory edition of American Windsurfer. In this issue, we attempt to … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Robby Naish, world champion windsurfer since the age of twelve, with wife Katie on Kanaha beach in Maui, Hawaii.
Presidential Hopeful John Kerry is overwhelmed by autograph seekers waving 6-year old copies of American Windsurfer. The … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Flash Austin graced the first issue of International Kiteboarder.
WINDSURFING’S MVP Micah Buzianis shows his winning stance on a board named after him, the Drops MB14. The … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Hatchery Highness Temira Wagonfeld, captured mid-360, represents many firsts. Possibly the first woman to land a Spock, … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
The gingrich who stole the game. Mitch Gingrich captured mid “Spock 540” at the Gorge Games in … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Photographer Douglas Faulkner’s portrait of Lynnie Nielson comes from a series of underwater nudes taken on Maui … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
RIGHT STUFF: American Windsurfer Test 2000+1 guest tester Bill Russell on board his supersonic British built Hawker … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Speed blur is what Darrell Wong has contributed to the world of windsurfing. The Maui based photographer … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Hookipa Queen Jennifer Gately Henderson is the most respected female windsurfer at Hookipa beach Maui. She is … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
SPEED FREAK: Chad Fleischer, the Number One downhill skier in the United States has the need for speed … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
GO, GO! learned to windsurf on the Go board during our test at Club Paradise. The twenty-one-year-old French … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
THE TRANS-ATLANTIC ASSAULT: Daniele Olivieri, riding a swell that rolled in during the fourth race of the … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Kathy Strover, fashion model for print and TV, attempted windsurfing for the first time during a 1986 … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
A WINDGLIDING POSE: Eleven-year-old John Chao Jr. taking the WindGlider for a spin. He and his brother … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
WINNING POSE: Steve Hutchinson of Newfoundland, Canada wins the cover contest by rallying his many, many, Canadian shredder … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
HANGING OUT: In Aruba, guest tester Nevin Sayre of Fiberspar, hammed it up for the camera along … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
TESTING COMPATIBILITY: No drudgery at the Islamorada Test and Clinic session. Three-times US Olympic Champion and twice medalist … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
French female windsurfing champion Nathalie Le Lievre showing the crowd that she’s adjusted well to the manmade … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Michael “Gebi” Gebhardt, olympic U.S. windsurfing champion, a Silver and a Bronze medalist since 1988. For the cover, … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Jason Polakow: doing a laydown forward loop is ranked Number 1 in the world for 1997. Photographs … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
SENATOR JOHN KERRY: “I don’t think we’re in Newsweek anymore, Toto.” No longer just featured in your everyday news … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Robby Naish US-1111 After appearing on the cover of our Premier issue, it’s only natural that our … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Bjorn Dunkerbeck on the rise again after being held under by a shoulder injury. The eight time … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Flying in Formation: Captain Allan Gabel and the New Mexico Air National Guard takes American Windsurfer for … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Luke Silver: One of a handful of young aspiring sailors on Maui.
Sixty-three-year-old Sally Dolton Snell rides the imaginary skies of every windsurfer’s dream. Suspended under the mizzen mast of … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Brothers Klaus & Malte Simmer viewing Ho'okipa from their Haiku home.
Ken Winner US-1 Enjoying life on the banks of the Columbia River.
Mike Zajicek Flying the free air of America after attempting to escape communist Czechoslovakia on a windsurfer. … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Monty Spindler, designer for ART sails, has been on the cutting edge of windsurfing since he purchased … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
Don't tell these New Hampshire kids that windsurfing is a solo sport.
America Cubed and the all-women’s team racing with the wind for the America’s Cup race in San … Continue reading "Gotta Have It"
by Will Harper
Man Behind the Grind
by John Chao
Destiny waits for no man…
Face to face with one of the most controversial windsurfers on the water
Not many people in the windsurfing industry can say they really know Bill Hansen.
by Rafael Bach
The Boomerang Jibe, seen here, was first coined on Maui and the catchy name stuck...
by SteinErik Gabrielsen
Re-writing the learning curve . . . from Years to Hours!
by Carl-Magnus Fogelholm
The latest trend among Wingsurfers in Finland is to get airborne...
by Misa Leiber
In this article, I will give you some tips...
Blending windsurfing and photography is its own artform.
If you don’t recognize his name, you will surely recognize his work.
“If you ain’t got the bucks, you launch on the rocks...”
We had to see for ourselves, who these everyday shredding bettys are today.
Milestones of A Ten-Year Odyssey
by Brian King
GRAND PRIZE: Brett Nichols
2ND PRIZE: Don Ezernack
3RD PRIZE: Gregg Richardson
by Al Simmons
The Corpus Christy Bay Trophy is awarded to someone who excels in both sailing and sportsmanship
by Ken Winner
Every year I see innovations like these and wish I had come up with them.
by Laurie Nadel
MARDI GRAS OF THE PACIFIC is what Halloween in Lahaina, has become.
by Jono Knight
Welcome to the edge of insanity. Welcome to Screamers.
There was wind, water, sun and a happy island.
by Patrick McFeeley
On Maui, it’s known as “Piahi.” We know it as... Jaws
by Erica Gerald
Gather Together to cCelebrate the Wind on Longboards and Big Sails
by Heather Riley
For the next four years windsurfers will pursue their Olympic dreams riding upon One Design equipment.
by Mariel Devesa
by Stacey Knapp
Attitude Evolution The 1980s and early 90s were a heady time for racing in the Bay. Local … Continue reading "A Fleet of their Own"
Wait, did somebody say plantation? Roll Film!
by Brad Drummond
A companions’ tale of a journey into the weird and wild of Oregon’s secluded coast.
by Will Harper, Bruce Peterson
It was windy. Even for here it was really windy.
...you realize something wonderful is about to happen.
by Brian Thompson
A new column to pay tribute to those men and women who actively promote the growth of the sport.
by Rose Scarola
Maui's Iconic Sunshine Man
by Pat Pawling
People have always called me names, but it really picked up when I started windsurfing.
Windsurfing in the Hood and Columbia rivers near Hood River and Mosier, Oregon. Shot on GoPro 11 July 7-10th (HR) and August 26th (Rock Creek, Mosier). Bonus gear malfunction... wait till the end!
Robby Naish, Robert Teriitehau and Erik Thiémé ensured the entertainment value of this year's Paris indoor event!! This is their last jump on the basin and the final heat of slalom.
Ice windsurfing in Espoonlahti, Finland in 2016. From Ian Rautelin on Vimeo.
Windsurfing world cup finals 2015 in Costa Brava.
Antoine just broke the world's windsurfing top speed record, again!
Aloha Classic PWA 2014 event highlights sponsored by Starboard and Severne
Just back from Hatteras. Snagged a recent issue of American Windsurfer while there. Glancing at some older issues too, I was reminded of what I liked most—
From “butt UGLY” (see Airmail 9.1) to “beautiful to look at"...is it half full or half empty? Why can’t we just get along? I don’t think we ever claimed the issue to be a ‘woman’s guide...
My husband just got your Women’s issue of American Windsurfer but he for once, was not the first person who got to read it. Previous issues didn’t really have much for me—
Fernando Coronel is the co-owner of Velauno, the largest windsurfing shop in the Caribbean.
I’ll use the money to buy toilet paper. Bill Cimikoski’s article is driving me crazy! Vol. 8(3/4) takes the words right out of my mouth. When I got this issue I didn’t think it was American Windsurfer.
Every year I went in for a routine well-woman exam, and every year I was sent the little postcard saying my results were normal. The phone call was bad news.
The closest I have come to catching some air was stubbing my toe on his 85-liter Screamer in the middle of our Boston apartment and hopping up and down.
I am a freelance writer who regularly reports for several local papers in the Boston area. More importantly, I am the significant other of a windsurfing fanatic. I am writing to you to propose a unique story idea for your readers.