I just got the new June issue of Windsurfing Magazine. I've only gone through some of it so far but it looks like a great issue with lots of good content.
I'm absolutely cracking up at the photo on page 11. It follows up nicely to my last post about our great week in Hatteras minus the run in with the disrespectful kiteboarders. That photo was taken right in front of the house we stayed in and was just a few weeks earlier. What is it about that spot and windsurfers/kiteboarders? It's good to know I'm not the only one who vented.
Josh also writes a piece titled "Is SUP Hurting Sailing?". He raises some interesting points. As a windsurfer/SUP'er, I recently bought the Starboard Element 9'8". I was specifically looking for a SUP board that had a mast insert so it could act as my SUP surfboard and also as my light wind wavesailing board. There are several options out there - Naish, Starboard, Fanatic, RRD, and Bic come to mind....these are all windsurfing companies. It still boggles my mind that Naish doesn't have mast inserts in some of their medium size (9' range) boards....which is one of the reasons I opted for the Starboard. Except for one, all my windsurfing friends who also SUP have all purchased a SUP surfboard with mast insert. In some of those cases, it might have taken the place of a true windsurf board purchase but these windsurfing companies still benefitted. Maybe we're in the minority?
What do you think?