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by Quetzalcoatl
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Quetzalcoatl getting ready to say something.......
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Views: 367

Quetzalcoatl getting ready to say something.......

Hi! Oh..... Remember you can still windsurf in the Winter on wide rivers....Of course dry suit, hood, booties (7cm thick) and lifevests are a must. It's best to use a weed fin,,,in case you hit some ice bergs. The impact is more gradual than just "dead on" with a straight fin. But yes,,,you DO have ...
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Fri, Dec. 18th again I hydroplaned across Lake Pepin on Open Water!
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Fri, Dec. 18th again I hydroplaned across Lake Pepin on Open Water!

But,,,now lake Pepin is closed, frozen. Yeah, Friday afternoon Dec. 18th,I got to Roadside Park (two miles upstream from lake City). Wind was 15 (gusting to 22 mph). I only had my "Trusty" 10.8 Loft sail and formula board with me. It was 2:00 pm and I wasn't going to sail in gusts of 22mph with a ne...
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: In Minnesota we "used to ski"in December now we WINDSURF in December ("Climate Chankge")
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In Minnesota we "used to ski"in December now we WINDSURF in December ("Climate Chankge")

We used to go skiing in Minnesota in the month of December, now we go Windsurfing in the month of December. This is part of Climate Change and I'm just adapting. Heck, I don't need to go to South Padre Island anymore in December. I can use my own gear which is better than renting and can go sailing ...
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Sat. Decc. a frsoty Windsurf Sesh was fabulous with ice on sail:
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Sat. Decc. a frsoty Windsurf Sesh was fabulous with ice on sail:

Opps...some mistakes to correct. It was 35 degrees out (not 25). And when I got off the water and after de-rigging...everythink freeze dried. I did have to dry anything off. I even freeze dried! Coming up Friday,,,Dec. 18th going to be 40 degrees! Maybe another Winter Windsurf Sessh! Quetzalcoatl out.
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Sat. Decc. a frsoty Windsurf Sesh was fabulous with ice on sail:
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Sat. Decc. a frsoty Windsurf Sesh was fabulous with ice on sail:

Sat. Dec. 12th I windsurf at The Hok-si-la Municipal Boat ramp (upstream of Lake City) and it was 25 degrees out. I think the water was warmer than the air temp. There no Ice on Lake Pepin. I sailed my 10.8 Loft sail and AHD (Swiss board) formula boad and I was happily planning and hooked in and fee...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: I DID get to get that sand off my Mistral "Stinger" 85 liter by sailing it!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: I DID get to get that sand off my Mistral "Stinger" 85 liter by sailing it!!!

A Correction....that guy that I bought the Mistral"Stinger" from (I like the word "Stinger") actually lives on the West shore of White Bare Lake, not East. Still wondering, "Who was that sailor?" He kept the original fin though. I had other good fitting fins anyway. Thanks. Eric F (Quetzalcoatl) out.
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: I DID get to get that sand off my Mistral "Stinger" 85 liter by sailing it!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 439

I DID get to get that sand off my Mistral "Stinger" 85 liter by sailing it!!!

Oh...I forgot to mention that the wind was "Howling" late Last Sunday afternoon on Waseca's Clear Lake. Thus, the wind conditions were favorable to be to step onto my Mistral Stinger 85 liter board and clean off that lake Millac's sand that was all over the footstraps from several years ago. Real wi...
by Quetzalcoatl
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Sunday, Nov. 15 will be GOOD!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Sunday, Nov. 15 will be GOOD!!!

Windsportsters: Sunday, Nov. 15th "The Edgar Winter Group!" Opps….no that's not right, ("brain slip-up") that what I did back in 1975 at the St. Paul Civic Center. (with back up band Aerosmith. Yeah, Edgar Winter was the feature Band that night. (KQRS had radio announcements that mentioned that date...
by Quetzalcoatl
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: "Riden the storm out"(live) on radio as I was rigging my sail (over the border)
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Views: 469

"Riden the storm out"(live) on radio as I was rigging my sail (over the border)

Yeah!!! Monday, Nov. 7th, REO Speedwagon blast on radio "Riden the Storm out" (the Live in Concert version) was blasting on Car Radio which then gave me confidence to JUST go for it as a storm was moving in over Clear Lake, IA. I rigged my 6.3 Tiger and Tabou Rocket board and I sailed for a good 90 ...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Gusts over 50mph on Sun. on Spirit lake? (overkill)
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Gusts over 50mph on Sun. on Spirit lake? (overkill)

Sunday Spirit lake will be blowing 25-35mph with gusts over 50!!!! On our lakes that's tricky sailing. Not hard at all on the Laguna Madre of S. Padre north Bird Island (North Padre) because your just in chest deep water. I've sailed down there with wind's close to 50 mph,,,but it's controllable, no...
by Quetzalcoatl
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: The Sea shall be angry this weekend my friends...time for 85 liter boards?
Replies: 0
Views: 472

The Sea shall be angry this weekend my friends...time for 85 liter boards?

I think I will be "Dusting" off my 85 liter board and getting a chance to use it! Both Sat/Sun lookin gooood!! I think and I Hope that the sea will be angry this weekend my friends. Also air temp in the 70's? I think I'll wear a shorty! But really My dry suit on top of that! The water temp. is cold,...
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Saw a Big Red Sun at sunset on Halloween while screeming across lake...
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Views: 468

Saw a Big Red Sun at sunset on Halloween while screeming across lake...

Yes: I dressed up as a winsurfer on Halloween. Clear Lake, Iowa is like stepping back in Time. People walking around the City Park and Beach. I parked and rigged across the street from "Sharky's Sunset Bar and Grill. As I was screeming across the water on my RRD Z-Ride 120 liter board and Ezzy 7.5 F...
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: On Halloween I will "dress up" as a Windsurfer (on the lake)...
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Views: 473

On Halloween I will "dress up" as a Windsurfer (on the lake)...

On Halloween, I shall "Dress up" (donning the Dry Suit) as a Windsurfer this Saturday and go screaming all away across the lake!

Gonna be a "toasty" 52 degrees air temp. (Water temp. I think cooler than that).

No shorty for me! Thicker booties too!

Quetzalcoatl out.
by Quetzalcoatl
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: The Sea was Angry on Wensday my friends...
Replies: 4
Views: 668

The Sea was Angry on Wensday my friends...

Yeah! Last day of September (Sept 30th) I sailed at Brey Park with Oz (Ozwaldo). Wind was a steady STRONG 23 mph with some gusts up to 30. Sweet wonderful Wind! Fall winds are back Baby! At least some days. Sailed about two hours with the 6.3 Tiger ezzy and Tabou 115 l. Rocket (that thing just moves...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Rodeo Dry Suit needs a phone No?
Replies: 0
Views: 775

Rodeo Dry Suit needs a phone No?

Say Binx, You didn't leave a phone no. to reach you about that nice Dry suit. Eric. Or you can text me at 507-993-0545. I'm quite interested in it. I DO need to try it on. My old dry-suit (the famous Bare Polar Dry-suit) is a large. I think your Rodeo would work (as you say it's a 2X but that's not ...
by Quetzalcoatl
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Big Spirit Lake and Eagle Lake offered "perpetual wind"
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Views: 832

Big Spirit Lake and Eagle Lake offered "perpetual wind"

Last Weekend (Sept. 19 and 20) offered "Endlless" wind on the Great Prairie Lakes of Southwest Minnesota. Satureday wind was cranking at steady 25 mph South wind Late Saturday afternoon on Big Spirit Lake, IA. (just 50 yards South of Minnesota border). Wow! There were six "Kite-foilers" playing in t...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 103 liter windsurf boards....
Replies: 0
Views: 805

103 liter windsurf boards....

On Sunday, Sept. 14th, a windsurfer asked me about 100-110 liter rage windsurf boards. I checked my stash, and found out I have none (none to sell). But, Chad in Mankato area does have one! Give him a call at: 507-720-1442. It's a nice F2 Axis 103 liter board in good condition (color is Red). Give h...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: 103 liter windsurf boards...
Replies: 0
Views: 776

103 liter windsurf boards...

A Windsurfer was inquiring into 100 liter up to 110 liter boards last Sunday At Lake Cannon, (Sept. 14th). Turns out, I got none! But...if you call Chad at 507-387-7433, he does! (I know he has a F2 103 liter "classic"nice long 278 cms.) for a great price! Call him up before a I do! Boarder Hoarder ...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Windsurf/Kiteboard are best ways for Social distancing
Replies: 0
Views: 761

Windsurf/Kiteboard are best ways for Social distancing

Greetings Windsports fans: This is Quetzalcoatl speaking to you again after a long Spring/Summer Hiatus. Congrats. to Mike (our Webmaster) for bringing back the Forum to Lakawa! Just in time for the start of the best Windsport season ("The Fall."). Yeah, this is our time! This summer has been "prett...
by Quetzalcoatl
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: 63 degs on Sun for Polk City, IA, (IA lakes to sail soon!)
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Views: 809

63 degs on Sun for Polk City, IA, (IA lakes to sail soon!)

Soon to be.....Ice free in Iowa!!! God I love Iowa! Big lakes, warm weather. (March 1st, this Sunday will be 63 degrees in Polk City). I'd wait just one more week though for sailing, just to be sure it's ice free! My four favorite Iowegian lakes are: Spirit Lake, (just over the boarder from Jackson,...