Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The 'last board...' project (Witchcraft Sailboards)

Baby is home, was a bit of a headache with customs, etc... but it's here now and ready for action!
Board finished... now fins and shipping from Fuerteventura to Miami...
Witchcraft Sailboards Fuerteventura, work in progress...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

US National Wind map

Found this pretty cool wind map, thought I share it with my wind loving buddys. Live wind data seems to feed the interative map, check out the winds for Hurricane Sandy..
Best viewed with Google Chrome or Firefox (HTML5)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Only in Miami

For those not Dexter fans, last week the Miami serial killer packed a body in a Pro Lite windsurfing board bag.  Not sure how he fit it in there, it looked like a small wave board that he took out.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Swap meet October 13th

As we approach the windy season, it is time once again to bring out your older equipment and place it for sale. If you are looking for anything missing in your quiver do stop by and browse for that needed piece.
We will be ready to go at 10am until 1pm, location as always is the Rickenbacker causeway mile marker 6.5 by Sailboards Miami 's site. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In anticipation

A week or so before I get to unwrap the new weapon for high wind slalom. According to 'maestro' the board came out at 10.6 lb naked and looks amazing.... As always, the wait is killing me right at the end...

OK, she's home

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Re: Shark Attacks

Here's good news for the nervous: According to the International Shark Attack File, there have been only 11 confirmed unprovoked shark attacks in Dade County waters since 1882, with the only fatality recorded in 1961.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Just a friendly reminder if you come regularly to Causeway, you can purchase/renew your C-pass,
save money at the toll both plus convenience, new season starts Oct.1

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Study of Surfer Fitness

Of course, windsurfing is quite different, but still interesting, especially the part about peak heart rate after riding the wave.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Amazing Acheivement for the US Gold!

Farrah Hall a Maryland Native has trained with us during the winter months and is now competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Perseverance and Extreme Hard work gets you to the level Farrah Hall has acheived. Wish you the very best!!!

Get to know Farrah Hall:

Farrah Hall Blog:

More info can be found:

RS:X Scheduled Races:
Race 1 & 2 (Tuesday Jul 31)
Race 3 & 4 (Wednesday Aug 1)
Race 5 & 6 (Thursday, Aug 2)
Race 7 & 8 (Friday, Aug 4)
Race 9 & 10 (Sunday, Aug 5)
Metal Race (Tuesday, Aug 7)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ohmygod, I went to see the new Woody Allen movie tonight and the characters were in an apartment in Rome and there in the background was, I kid you not, my "yellow" board.  Exactly.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Another international package

July 16, 2012, 3:37 pm
International Parcels
Arrival at Unit
July 16, 2012, 6:59 am
Processed Through Sort Facility
June 25, 2012, 1:59 am
Processed Through Sort Facility
June 20, 2012, 5:06 am
June 19, 2012, 9:37 am

I thought it would be only fair to show this one above, this is combo USPS/DHL shipping
to get my new state of the art weed fin, but unlike my latest sail/mast that took 1.5 day to get from China to Miami, this time it took almost a month, I would've bet it would be other way around, considering German reputation for precision and order... One more example that you can't make superficial judgment calls...
Fin looks good though, and I hope to give it a test against Biscayne Bay weeds later this week.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wish you were here!

It's been a while since I've been able to fit some quality windsurfing into the schedule, but this weekend made up for the dry spell! Wish you guys were here to enjoy this!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kitesurfing vs. Windsurfing Chart

Since it's a popular topic of discussions at the beach, decided to put my observations into a chart...

     *                                                              Kitesurfing            | Windsurfing                                                                                    
       State of Mind:                                         Instant High          | Zen
       Sailing Days % Potential in S. Florida:   40%                     | 95%
       Learning Curve to Become an Expert:    6 Months              | Never
       Sport as an Exercise:                            Minimal benefits     | Whole Body Workout
       Community Attitude:                            Macho/Competitive | Friendly, Excepting
       Mortal Danger Factor:                               High                     | Low
       Ability to Self Rescue:                               Low                      | High
       Equipment Storage Needs:                        Low                      | High
                                                                       ++ a chase boat J

Friday, March 23, 2012

Avanti Sails

Since few people asked me about my new sail, and after I tell them, the response is 'Never heard of them...',
here's the link to their web site:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fun time with the practice course race

For does of you who missed out on all the fun yesterday, a few of us engaged in a battle of the bouys race practice course along the windsurfers beach bouy and the Vizcaya channel marker. We had a fantastic time pushing our skills and our gear. The course was setup as the typical up wind down wind course from the east (9-17knots) winds. There was no fancy prizes, no fancy promoters just us Miami locals' competing for formula windsurfing braggin rights. Believe it or not, I learn a few things and I am sure others did too.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hong Kong to Miami in 24 hours...

Below is tracking information from UPS (new sail/mast from Avanti), got here in 24 hours, that's almost weird fast...

Hialeah, FL, United States 02/29/2012 3:12 P.M. Delivered
02/29/2012 9:42 A.M. Out For Delivery
02/29/2012 9:38 A.M. Arrival Scan
Miami, FL, United States 02/29/2012 9:35 A.M. Departure Scan
02/29/2012 8:43 A.M. Arrival Scan
02/29/2012 7:15 A.M. Adverse weather conditions.
Louisville, KY, United States 02/29/2012 6:39 A.M. Departure Scan
02/29/2012 3:18 A.M. Forwarded to the facility in the destination city.
02/29/2012 2:36 A.M. Import Scan
02/29/2012 1:05 A.M. Arrival Scan
Anchorage, AK, United States 02/28/2012 2:27 P.M. Departure Scan
02/28/2012 12:23 P.M. Arrival Scan
Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong 02/28/2012 8:25 P.M. Departure Scan
02/28/2012 12:59 A.M. Origin Scan
Hong Kong 02/27/2012 6:51 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

windsurfing tatoo

While searching for windsurfing clipart, I was humored to find this tattoo online:

Friday, January 13, 2012

Homestead-this Saturday

At Homestead, slalom course practice runs this saturday after 12.
Join Stacy,Linda,Ahmed,Brad,Tim, Rodrigo,Mario, etc.!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Any volunteers to organize the race??? (Cancelled: Alex Caviglia Race)

See below:
This weekend definitely too late, I’d say we’d need at least 3 weeks to prep for the race,
let me see if there’re any volunteers...
From: Ron Kern
Sent: Monday, January 09
Subject: Re: Alex Caviglia Race
Hi Sergio,
Sounds good.  Windguru thinks wind for Saturday.  NOAA should weigh in tomorrow with a forecast through Saturday.  If you are thinking this weekend, obviously it would be pretty loosely organized.  As far as a future event, more organized, it sounds good.  Do it.  I'll help with the emails.  Pick a date.  Next organized race is the end of February in Sarasota.
----- Original Message -----
From: skapul
Sent: Monday, January 09
Subject: Re: Alex Caviglia Race
Here’s the link, where causeway group have discussed possibility of the race,
long distance  for all sailing levels. There still some interest. Event permit with Ovidio’s help would cost ~$350,
We’d need 1-2 support boats, 2-3 buoys and some door prices.
From: Ron Kern
Sent: Saturday, January 07

Subject: Alex Caviglia Race
If you haven't heard, the Alex Caviglia Race is not happening on the originally proposed date.  I spoke to Silvia Caviglia and the Surf Expo is the same weekend as the race would have been.  This year as Shake A Leg was not a major part of the regatta so her help was coming from people involved in the Expo so it couldn't happen.  Still in the planning stages is another date, early October is being discussed, but 2013 is looking good.  Silvia has listened to our concerns of race management and launching issues and is planning to address those for a better next regatta.  Always a worthy cause the regatta is planned with love, the memory of Alex Caviglia, the windsurfing and water community in mind.  We're looking forward to news on the upcoming event.
Depending on the forecast is there any interest in an impromptu event of some sort to replace the ACBC event?  Let me know those interested can put our heads together and see if we can have some fun and make something happen. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Board Repair by Alex

Hot off the press...
Since Alex ("Movie Star") moved into his new house and has an in-house work shop, in addition to making
famous fins, boards, etc., he will now offer a 'speedy' board repair, for more information call :  786-488-1961