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by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: I just need a minimum of 10mph of wind and I can plane..
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I just need a minimum of 10mph of wind and I can plane..

If I have at least 10 mph I can plane while windsurfing. Oh.....to have a ten mile an hour wind would be nice! Some windsurfers won't go sailing unless the wind is blowing at least 20 mph. Well, that means you might be waiting a long time till we get a 20 mph wind. With my formula board and the 10.8...
by Quetzalcoatl
Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Sunday sesh: Fin slipped of board and sank, scraped board on cement ramp. found a cut in neck gasket ......
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Views: 40

Sunday sesh: Fin slipped of board and sank, scraped board on cement ramp. found a cut in neck gasket ......

Wonderful windy Sunday,,,but three unfortunate slight bumps in my day. One: as I picked up speed I struck a rock which knocked my fin out of the fin box. The Fin sank. But, I recovered the fin screw! So, I pocketed my fin screw and hurried out of the water (to get another fin) with rig and board, an...
by Quetzalcoatl
Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: I'm headed down the hyway, got my windgear by my side..Cloudy skies are hangin o'er my head....
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Views: 30

I'm headed down the hyway, got my windgear by my side..Cloudy skies are hangin o'er my head....

I got 200 miles to ride. I'm going down to windmill lands to sail an afternoon sesh...
I hope the waves are ready there cause my boards are ready to go.
Quetzalcoatl humming somethin like a Lynard Skinard tune.

Windsurfing on the Rise, SIEMPRE!

Quetzalcoat out. (Have Dry-suit will travel).
by Quetzalcoatl
Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Sunday, gonna be windy and 80 degrees, shall I wear a shorty?
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Sunday, gonna be windy and 80 degrees, shall I wear a shorty?

YEAH!!! The True October Suprise is Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. No, I am not Jinxing it! These are the facts mam/man, just the facts. Spirit Lake, IA will hit 80 degrees and have 24mph S-SE wind. Clear Lake 79 degrees with 24 mph wind and Mankato 77 degrees and 22 mph wind. Last chance to wear a Shorty! ...
by Quetzalcoatl
Fri Oct 14, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Interesting Fact: There are approximately 800,000 winsurfers in the USA>::::
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Views: 47

Interesting Fact: There are approximately 800,000 winsurfers in the USA>::::

I (Quetzalcoatl) recently read that the interest in Windsurfing is actually going up, not down. I read that in 2016 there were approximately 600,000 windsurfers in the USA. Now, there's around 800,000 and growing. (I guess we're not so special after all). Just because windsurf shop after windsurf sh...
by Quetzalcoatl
Tue Oct 11, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Winds blow "pretty good in Southern Minnesota these three days....
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Views: 56

Winds blow "pretty good in Southern Minnesota these three days....

ye-HAAAAHH!!!! Thar be good winds this Week.....for all ye sailors who are off duty doing weekdays. Good Southern wind for one day at Lake Cannon today, But Mankato Lakes are having 20 something wind (with gusts in 30's) for three days (Tues-Thurs) in a row! So, get out there and ride!!!! I don't un...
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Lake Pepin was angry yesterday my friends......
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Lake Pepin was angry yesterday my friends......

On Sunday, Sept. 25th, Wind speed (W-NW) tops was gonna be 18 mph. So, from Wisconsin side on my 120 l. Tabou Rocket and 6.3 Ezzy sail I headed out into the middle of Lake Pepin. BAM! Wind was mucho mas stronger! This is around 4:30 PM (when forecast predicted wind to be at it's best) and there was ...
by Quetzalcoatl
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: I nice little "quick" story...from Speed Quest in Worthington.....
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I nice little "quick" story...from Speed Quest in Worthington.....

I was just searching my memory banks of my mind, and I remembered that when I showed for the Worthington "Speed Quest" held by Craig Berg, in the Fall of 2006 that the older guys (60 years old to 78 years old) didn't use screw drivers to attach fin to their boards. They used their battery charged ha...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Gails of November.....(Best wind season in Minnesota)....
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Views: 94

Gails of November.....(Best wind season in Minnesota)....

I can't wait for November when the winds "really" kick up! November seems lately to be our best "windy" month. Put on a good dry suit, wear mitts and boots (and Hood) and you're in for a nice Surprise! Wow, that's two months away yet. Well, guess I'll just have to put with with 70-80ish temps and mi...
by Quetzalcoatl
Fri Aug 26, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Mistral Vision Windsurf board (looks almost new) for sale, alone or with rig...
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Mistral Vision Windsurf board (looks almost new) for sale, alone or with rig...

A "never' damaged good solid windsurfing board for sale. It's a Mistral "Vision" windsurf board. "Looks almost new." It is 70 cms. wide It"s a 130 liter board. The length is 270ish cms. Comes with a nice "Red" colored racing fin. The price for the board alone is 475 bucks. An extra 200 bucks extra i...
by Quetzalcoatl
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Tabou tips....(about the board)...and other details......
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Tabou tips....(about the board)...and other details......

First of all, I just want to reiterate that if someone tells you, "I'm selling a 2009 Tabou windsurf board",,,ask 'em to check the serial number. This is because it's NOT uncommon to get the year wrong. Most windsurfing boards do NOT label the "production year" on the board. Tabou DOES! In the seria...
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Where do we go from here...now that several (Except Lakawa) Windsport "classified" sections have dried up
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Where do we go from here...now that several (Except Lakawa) Windsport "classified" sections have dried up

Attention: Windsporters: Iwindsurf no longer has a classified section for buying and selling gear. They only concentrate on weather reports. At Windance: Owner Dave Nunn has sold the business. It's still open, it now run by a young guy name Nick. So, I, Quetzalcoatl am forever grateful to Lakawa for...
by Quetzalcoatl
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: "The Sea was angry that day my friends"...........
Replies: 0
Views: 140

"The Sea was angry that day my friends"...........

Yes, We need some "Sea was angry that day my friends"...... stories from you! Come on now, if you are reading this....then please go ahead and give us some wind sport stories. I know you (yes "YOU") still do stuff on the water. Back in the day, sailors would write wonderful, colorful, elaborate stor...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: As I was executiong a planning gype on a gravel reef I all of a sudden......
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As I was executiong a planning gype on a gravel reef I all of a sudden......

crashed!!!!! Yesterday, Wens, July 20th... Big wind day on Lake Madison, (Minnesota) as I was clipping along almost to western side of Lake Madison, Chad was in the water near his board video taping (with his helmet camera) as I passed him I thought, "guess I'll keep going and see if I can provide h...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Hydroplanning until dark (9:40pm) last night,,,love these summer nights!!!
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Hydroplanning until dark (9:40pm) last night,,,love these summer nights!!!

I could'nt get work off on Weds...yesterday. So, when I finished work at 6:00 pm I went for it! I knew there'd be good quality wind until dark. So, I drove one hour to Waseca and there were whitecaps and good wind. I rigged my 6.3 Ezzy Tiger and used the 115 l. Tabou Rocket. Some German dude (says h...
by Quetzalcoatl
Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: windsurfing was "pretty good" on Lake Madison on Sun, June 26th....
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: windsurfing was "pretty good" on Lake Madison on Sun, June 26th....

Very nice report!

"The Legend" thanks you for that.
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: windsurfing was "pretty good" on Lake Madison on Sun, June 26th....
Replies: 2
Views: 238

windsurfing was "pretty good" on Lake Madison on Sun, June 26th....

Well, Windsurfing was "pretty good" on Madison Lake. Four sailors started out. Chad, Ryan , Oz and I (Eric). Winds blew in the 20's throughout the afternoon until 7:00 pm. Wind was NW wind. I stayed on my Tabou 115 liter Rocket. One sailor smashed his nose,,,("nose of the board" pretty bad). He plan...
by Quetzalcoatl
Fri May 27, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Big Blow-OUT this memorial day Weekend for Wind sports...
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Big Blow-OUT this memorial day Weekend for Wind sports...

This is going to be an AMAZING WEEKEND for Big Air and little gear!!!!! Sat, Sun and Monday,,,,there're be Mega-Wind all three days, in Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa!!! 25 to 28 base steady wind from the South. And Gusts even HIGER!!! This is it! This is the Real Deal!!!!! What a Great Memori...
by Quetzalcoatl
Wed May 04, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: I "put together" a great Dry-suit...here's the story......
Replies: 0
Views: 266

I "put together" a great Dry-suit...here's the story......

I came up with the idea of using the the lower part of a Bear Dry-suit (the blue ones) and put it inside a new O'neil dry-suit. IT WORKED PERFECT!!!! I've sailed in 44 degree air temp for several hours (water temp. probably was like 38 degrees). My new O'neil Dry is the 450 dollar one. It's just a s...
by Quetzalcoatl
Mon May 02, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Two Great afternoons of WINDSURFING...in the Windy area of Mankato...
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Two Great afternoons of WINDSURFING...in the Windy area of Mankato...

YEAH!!!! I, (Quetzalcoatl) did some Windsurfing Friday late afternoon (when the rain stopped) and kept sailing in upper 20ish SE winds on Lake Madison (near Mankato) almost overpowered on 6.0 Panthe Ezzy and 120 liter Tabou Rocket. It was still light out at 8:30pm!! It was a balmy 56 degrees. Sunday...