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sailor, stand up paddle surfer, pirate, lover of fine rums and beautiful women

“The Red Barron” Windsurf Foil, A Board Room Project.

Casey’s Blog:Β 

Say hello to “The Red Barron” this is my latest creation out of the board room. It is a performance Windsurfing Foil board.Β  Specs are 6’6″ x 29 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ @ 16lb. Β  This board is made to fly like a jet, with everything designed just for foiling in mind. Check it out!

 

The Red Barron
Looking sharp
Much respect for the Red Barron!
Don’t mess with this Reef warrior, he will shoot you down!
Snoppy In the house! On the machine Guns! Look out!
Tiny at only 6’6″
Paired up with the XL Naish Chopper (5.3-5.7) the perfect foiling set-up!
I am very Happy with this one!
Just awesome!

A smile on a rainy day

I found this article/video on https://www.surfertoday.com/Β  and I thought it would be great to share on this rainy Thursday.

Paul Hengstebeck is a windsurfing veteran. Back in the 1970s, he was one of the first filmmakers to capture the early days of the Original Windsurfer.

This 17 minute video looks back at theΒ  boards and innovations from the early days of windsurfing.Β  Sailing a log, cutting off fins, reshaping boards, these pioneers were certainly creative.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

New Reef Warriors Swag!

Hot off the press!Β  Some new Reef Warriors shirt designs are hitting the street. Amazing job by everyone involved.Β  You can get them at Da Reef in the usual spots, or drop us a E-mail. Β  Β https://reefwarriors.wordpress.com/contact-us/

We are working on a Web store in the near future too.Β  Stay tuned!

 

Reef Warriors “Endless Summer” Design
Reef Warriors “Just havin Fun” Design

First Flight!

Casey’s Blog:

Well I had a real dream come true!Β  Today I had my first go flying like a Pelican over Da Reef. This is something I always dreamed of since a kid. Now, with the emergence of Sup/surf foiling, that feeling is possible. It has taken me the last 3 years to get to this point; learning to foil in the different disciplines, building a board that will fly like an airplane yet shred like a surfboard (Mystery machine) andΒ  finding a foil that’s good for the waves.Β  With some pumping waves on Da Reef it all came together and I flew: Gliding across a wave just like that bird does. What an amazing freaken feeling!

I nailed a couple of good rides during the session. It was just enough to get the feeling (but most of the time I got absolutely pummeled). The learning curve is steep on this one.Β  I think I bruised internal organs I didn’t even know I had, I definitely have some wicked whiplash and I even snapped a paddle in half.Β  Looking back at it I amΒ  feeling kind of lucky the carnage to me wasn’t worse.Β  Ya I might want to get some hockey gear for next session! Can’t freaken wait!

Mystery Machine in SUP FOIL mode. Waaa How Whoaaa, Yup its a Mystery
Another broken Paddle. I am the Undertaker of paddles
Pelican flying on a wave, riding the updraft from the wave. Very Cool