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Reid Fillman

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Reid Fillman

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  • About me

    Founder/Admin of windsurfillinois.com
    Total RRD & Ezzy whore

    Started Windsurfing:
    Clinton Lake 1985 - Long Beach, CA 1988 - Lake Michigan 1989
    The Gorge, OR 1992 - Lake Carlyle 1993 - Hatteras, NC 1993
    Maui, HI 1994 - Illinois River 1999 - Evergreen Lake 2001
    Mauritius Island 2002

    Catamaran & Iceboater from the mid 1970s

    Founded windsurfillinois.com 2005
    reid@windsurfillinois.com

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Member since
Friday, 08 April 2011 01:21
Last online
3 hours 46 minutes ago
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'was windy today - missed it.' in the forum.
    Pretty big difference between Bloomington and Decatur today. Bloomington was getting the best of it. And dealing with 74 degree air on cold...
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    6 hours 49 minutes ago
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'Naish 100L Starship 2017 un-boxed' in the forum.
    Gregory wrote:
    ...my wife reminded me that my hobby was overly invasive in time and space. I conceded... so the board is in the living room. Ha!


    One thing...
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    yesterday
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'Naish 100L Starship 2017 un-boxed' in the forum.
    Gregory wrote:
    After taking it out of the box, I was thinking of putting it in the bedroom permanently but my wife reminded me that my hobby was overly...

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    yesterday
  • Right, completely downgraded.I'm gonna work :( Next week looks quite turbulent around Friday though, something exciting may come out of it!
    Hm, 7.5 days-those are tricky animals. Most people/including you/ have better things to do on those days. For some reason I never got hooked on any other adventure, ao I invested heavily in windsurfing. It is sad to leave all this gear to the spiders and I need some exercise as well, so that's why my interest in those otherwise uninspiring days.
    2 days ago
  • Ady, it's looking pretty light for Clinton(Saturday). Today(Friday) did look like a good 7.5 day in the afternoon. Not sure if the wind could get down to the cold water though. The air temp at the 3 towns around Clinton Lake hit 70 degrees! I'll try to be more on the look out for 7.5 days in the forum or you can get one started.
    3 days ago
  • Reid Fillman created a new topic ' Sunday 2/12/17' in the forum.
    Big day at the lake. The air temp hit 49. I don't have a hood and I hate wearing mittens so I took a lot of pictures. The water temp at The...
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    7 days ago
  • Reid Fillman shared 70 photos in the Clinton Lake 2017 album
    Windsurfing at Clinton Lake, IL
    View Location 7 days ago
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'Already?' in the forum.
    Upgrade # 2: It just keeps getting better. Now the wind starts earlier. The zone is from 12:00 to 3:00. Looks like 5.8 to 4.7. Gets more...
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    1 week ago
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'Already?' in the forum.
    Upgrade: Now it's looking 5.7 maybe 5.2 for late afternoon Sunday Have it rigged and off the the side ready....[File Attachment: ]
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    Ady wrote:
    Btw where do you park...

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    2 weeks ago
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'Already?' in the forum.
    Ady wrote:
    Which launch will the Clinton experts advise me on for the NW expected for Sunday?

    Not sure if I'm an expert. I'm just a spiritual...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Reid Fillman created a new topic ' Video: Bonaire Windsurf Vacation' in the forum.
    If you ever thought about taking a windsurf vacation to Bonaire and wondered what the vibe and views are like, check out Gregory's vid in...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Reid Fillman added a new comment on the video, Windsurfing Bonaire Lac Bay, Jan. 2017
    Wow, great vid, Gregory. I was always looking for the best vid of Bonaire to show windsurfers. One that captures the vibe and views. This is it!
    2 weeks ago
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'Tuesday 2/7' in the forum.
    Ady, I thought you would be raging out there on your 7.5 setup again with the 16 mph base forecast. Or at least 5.7 on your 110. I...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'Tuesday 2/7' in the forum.
    The good news is the rain cleared out earlier than forecast. Air temp is already 61(10:00am). Sun might even pop out. Beware that it's the...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'Tuesday 2/7' in the forum.
    I can't make it this time. What's in store for you boys is where every launch is off a little with the WSW wind. Just above The...
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    2 weeks ago
  • I say: fire up that plant! I want the pipes red hot and the lake smoking like jacuzzi for Tuesday...ice-free would be fine too ;)
    2 weeks ago
  • Reid Fillman created a new topic ' "Reefer Madness" on Lake Erie' in the forum.
    Welcome, SOwindsurfer!

    Check out SOwindsurfer's video he just fired-up in the Video gallery. Wave riding, floater jumps, forwards, back...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Wow, nice vid! Beautiful spaced apart waves. You guys are going off out there - holy sh*t!
    2 weeks ago
  • Garry Zack wrote:
    Actually made it down to Clinton in 2015 and met Reid!

    Pilgrimage!

    B)
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    3 weeks ago
  • Reid Fillman replied to the topic 'Saturday 01/21/17' in the forum.
    wendell garvelink wrote:
    Sounds like a great time. I gotta bust on down and join you soon. Is there a camp ground at the lake?

    Wendell, if you time it right and it's...
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    4 weeks ago

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