windsurfing for many years. Thinking about going pro. Looking for sponsors. I eat enough chocolate, maybe Dove or Lindt could come up with some dough. Am practicing my double loop. No luck yet. Also like DN iceboats, landyachts, skateboards with sails, and sailboats.
I like windsurfing twice a year at Hatteras with a group from the midwest. My dog Penny likes to guard my gear at the lake, and is the ice rescue dog at Clinton.
My son Sawyer and I got out to the marina at Clinton yesterday. Sailed across the lake and back before the wind died. His friend Nate came out and gave it the college try. Did some SUP on my old longboard. Water was warmer than the air.
If you tear out your straps, you'll have bigger things to worry about than your board. When we bought our Old Town Canoe, the dealer said, "if you destroy the boat, you won't be around to worry about it."