Author Topic: Official End to Windsurfing  (Read 5756 times)

Beasho

  • Peahi Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 545
    • View Profile
Official End to Windsurfing
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:29:39 PM »
The sport has been officially cancelled.  Now I get a subscription to TransWorld SURF?   ???

It is truly a sad day.  At least they could have sent me a SUP subscription.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 05:32:12 PM by Beasho »

Cardiff Sweeper

  • Teahupoo Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 1248
    • View Profile
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 05:42:24 PM »
That is sad. I figured it's still hugely popular...?  Has SUP and kitesurfing converted a lot of windsurfers?

jdmotes

  • JD Motes
  • Teahupoo Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 1685
    • View Profile
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 06:50:17 PM »
 I'm a converted windsurfer and most of my old windsurfing friends are either kiting or SUP'ing now... Just got too damn expensive and complicated. I'd rig a sail and 9 times out of 10 it would be wrong. Plus: add in doing the same for the wifey and you can understand  ;D...
 I have a whole trailer full of nice windsurf gear (sails, boards, booms, etc) that I can't even give away. I do keep a rig in the demo van as a lot of my SUP-boards have the optional windsurf insert. But it's not the same type of windsurfing as it is with dedicated sailboards that haul "ass"...    Paddle on,     JD
JD Motes/Water Bound Sports LLC
Florida; Ga; S.C; Sales Rep for:
Exocet SUP
Epic Gear SUP Paddles and Accessories
Ke Nalu Precision SUP Paddles

Strand Leper

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 3804
    • View Profile
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 07:13:01 PM »
Beasho,

They can't offer you an SUP mag because the SUP mag that the publisher was going to start imploded.  Perhaps you could choose Model Railroading or Cat Fancy?
American Saltwater Angler Magazine's Seven Time Angler of the Year.* Founder and former CEO of "Fishstrong" an organization devoted to the fight against fishbait-hands-smell discrimination.

* subject to revocation due to a pending investigation by the FDA (fisherman drug association)

maxsonic

  • Rincon Status
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
    • View Profile
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 08:10:20 PM »
The sport has been officially cancelled.  Now I get a subscription to TransWorld SURF?   ???

It is truly a sad day.  At least they could have sent me a SUP subscription.

Sorry to see Windsurfing mag bite the dust, got my first issue of TransWorld SURF yesterday too...no worries though, windsurfing has definitely NOT been cancelled:

Hope more SUP'rs who've never tried windsurfing will give it a go, it's a great crossover water sport once wind fills in above 12 knots.  There's nothing like the feeling of being the man-in-the-loop control system of a windsurfing rig at 20+ knots.


surfpainter

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 486
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 09:22:10 PM »
Oh boy! Transworld Surfing..I can't wait to see the same photos of shortboarders all doing the same cookie cutter moves all over the world..      (sorry).

Scotty Mac

  • Rincon Status
  • ***
  • Posts: 152
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 01:33:12 AM »
http://vimeo.com/m/36954367

you guys need to see this one, pole boarding at its best.....

jdmotes

  • JD Motes
  • Teahupoo Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 1685
    • View Profile
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 03:44:17 AM »
 Awesome vid, Maxsonic... I'd still be fully into it if I lived in Maui or the D.R.. I'm sure windsurfing is alive and well in the windier areas of the world...       Paddle on,     JD
JD Motes/Water Bound Sports LLC
Florida; Ga; S.C; Sales Rep for:
Exocet SUP
Epic Gear SUP Paddles and Accessories
Ke Nalu Precision SUP Paddles

ny37

  • Waikiki Status
  • *
  • Posts: 36
    • View Profile
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 04:37:31 AM »
The MAG has been cancelled, but the sport is alive and kicking and tons of fun! SUP and windsurfing make a great combo. When it gets too windy to sup surf, the windsurfing begins:)

surf4food

  • Peahi Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 517
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 06:26:10 AM »
I don't think windsurfing has been "cancelled" and it will never completely die out.   There are however far less people doing it that there used to be.  Check this link out for the annual Hi Ho.  While is still features windsurfing it has become more focused on SUP.

http://go-hiho.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=hiho.main

surf4food

  • Peahi Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 517
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 06:31:59 AM »
Windsurfing Magazine's sister mag Kiteboarding has also been discontinued. 
http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/showthread.php?2307-Windsurfing-Kiteboarding-Have-Been-Cancelled

Admin

  • Administrator
  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 2922
    • View Profile
    • StandUpZone
    • Email
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 06:57:24 AM »
Official End to Print Magazines?

gorgebob

  • Peahi Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 557
    • View Profile
    • Gorgeperformance.com
    • Email
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 07:39:00 AM »
Windsurfing is still my favorite sport. At Gorge Performance we have seen a small resurgence in bigger board sailing. 6.5 Stevenson style sailing. It is great to have the options and windsurfing is still on the top of my list.
Founder: Gorge Performance Surf  Shop Portland
Fabricator: RNR Engineering

starman

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
    • View Profile
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 08:30:32 AM »
Windsurfing is alive and well. Magazines depend on advertising and windsurfing ads were mostly for gear which has shifted to the web. The surfing mags are mostly clothing and are really just fashion rags mixed with a few photos.

TallDude

  • Teahupoo Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 1166
  • Get on your board!
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Official End to Windsurfing
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 08:59:53 AM »
A couple of weeks ago I cut the deck pad out on my older Naish to put a strap handle on it, and to my excitement I found a mast track. It's an earlier model Naish Nahu, that was one of their cross-over boards. Now I have to find the mast track adapter. I still have a bunch of my old windsurfing gear, that I'm looking to put back in action. I miss hearing the sail hum, and the board planing so hard that it barely makes contact with the water. Shear mother nature powered speed......
Quit working and grab your board...

Pristine 2012 Naish 14' GS Glide $950.00 SOLD

Price: $950.00
Date: 04/10/2014 05:56 am
Time Left: 7d 17h 8m
Comments (0)
SIC Bullet 14

Price: $1500.00
Date: 04/10/2014 03:14 pm
Time Left: 8d 2h 27m
Comments (0)
9'4" SUPlove Mach 1 swallow tail

Price: $650.00
Date: 04/03/2014 07:58 pm
Time Left: 1d 7h 11m
Comments (0)
14' Brian Szymanski Allstar Full Carbon custom

Price: $2250.00
Date: 04/16/2014 09:22 am
Time Left: 13d 20h 35m
Comments (0)
***SOLD*** 8'6 Riviera Machete - $300 - Dana Point

Price: $300.00
Date: 04/10/2014 03:33 pm
Time Left: 8d 2h 46m
Comments (2)
Kings 14 Race SUP

Price: $1450.00
Date: 03/19/2014 10:55 am
Time Left: 1d 1h 46m
Comments (0)


 


* Recent Posts