Friday, June 27, 2008
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Glen is a great guy and a pleasure to SUP with. If you're ever in the Hilton Head area, contact him to get out on the water. He reps and sells for a couple of SUP companies and has demo boards available. He also provides lessons.
By the way, Glen's brother is deployed in Iraq serving with the Army's 320th MP Co. It's guys like Keith that enable people like Glen and I to be able to have the freedom to go SUP'ing. Thank you Keith for all you're doing and hoping for your safe return this fall.
My sisters are in town visiting this week and have their kids in a local sailing camp. I took one of my sisters out on the lake for a SUP session and now she loves it. She's big into yoga and instantly recognized the exercise and core workout benefits of SUP'ing. Another convert!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
On another note, I joined Alan, Rob, Donald, and Mark for some dinner in Charlotte last week as Alan hosted Josh Sampiero, the Senior Editor of Windsurfing Magazine. Josh was passing through town on his cross country summer road trip from Florida to California and Oregon. The wind didn't blow for those guys that day but they still got time on the water...wakeboarding. I first met Josh at last year's HIHO race event. He's a great ambassador for windsurfing and has made significant improvements to the magazine. Like I told Josh, I envy his job and I don't envy his job because it's hard to please all the readers. He gets a ton of accolades and criticism from readers about what they want to see in the mag and he handles it all very well. You can follow his cross country adventures on his new blog .
Last but not least, it's been 6 weeks now since my hernia surgery and I'm ready to go windsurfing. I've been doing some early morning lake SUP'ing to start getting back into shape. This weekend I'm headed off to Hilton Head Island for a reunion with some old friends. Not sure if I'll get to sail or SUP...we'll see.