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Board Room: New TopGun “GOOSE” Big guy foil board

 

Casey’s Blog:

I am proud to introduce to you the all new TopGun “GOOSE”. This is a High performance WWF/Sup surf Foilboard for the big guys.  I had a lot of passion for developing this board,  cause I didn’t want to leave the “big guy” behind like the general surf industry does time and time again. (they think everyone is 150Lbs and uber talented)😆 Arhhh.    Well now the 200lb+ can out shred those annoying little surfers all day long. 🤙  and man dose this board shred.   It took a lot of R&D and time but I couldn’t be happier with the results.👌  It must be another winner cause the orders are already coming in and riders who demoed it, keep saying “its perfect”. 😆 (anybody want to work for free and build boards) hahaha.

The final stats come in at 144L 7’x31″ but as I try to always remind everyone specs for foil boards don’t mean the same like they do for surfboards so don’t get stuck on them.

🤙😎👌

 

Joel scoring the first Goose out of the board room. congrads🤙😎👌
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Where do we paddle?

The Reef Warriors were recently asked to participate  in a  survey/ story collection  for the Red Paddle company. We were asked  about where   we paddle  and  share some of the  local highlights.

You can check out our submission at  this link   https://redpaddleco.com/en-us/location/sherkston-beach/

Also be sure to  check out  the  many other places to paddle  stories  on The Red  Paddle  page,  a great resource  to help plan a paddle vacation or weekend trip  &  to meet up with others in the paddling community.

The Red Paddle company also carries a  selection of inflatable  SUP’s , gear and clothing.

 

 

 

Tall ships at Da’ reef

Picton Castle at Anchor with St. Lawrence sailing by.
Bluenose II under sail with St. Lawrence astern.
Morning paddle out to BluenoseII at anchor.
St. Lawrence at anchor off da’Reef

Here at the Reef we were blessed this week to have a few tall ships anchor just off shore.
These ship were on the way to Buffalo for a stop during this summers 2019 Great Lakes Tall ship challenge. https://tallshipsnetwork.com/series/tall-ships-challenge-great-lakes-2019/
The few of us that were here this week had an opportunity to sail out to these ships while they were underway during crew training sessions.
Thursday morning Gidget paddled out to the ship while they lay at anchor.
Here are a few photos from this adventure.
Click the link above to see where they are headed next.

Santa Maria rounding Point Abino

OBX-WIND 2019

Casey’s Blog:

I just returned from the Awesome OBX-WIND 2019 windsurfing event in Cape Hatteras. What a week of soo much fun and Non-stop action. The weather and conditions were great, and the vibe was even better.  definitely a highlight of the year.

As for racing,  my expectations were pretty low this year, as I had all new gear and was completely out of shape from not being in the water for 4 months.  With a couple sips of rum to go along with all my experience in the need for speed. I am super happy with a 2nd place finish in the very competitive and famous Long distance race.  As for the slalom racing which is my favorite, the winds were too  light for my gear and I couldn’t get going. which was a bummer but thats how mother nature works sometimes.

I have to give a big shout out to, WIND-NC, Goya Windsurfing, CNCFins, Tectonics fins. If it wasn’t for the best gear in the world there would be no Zoom, Zoom. I cant wait for next year hopefully see ya all there. https://oceanairsports.com/pages/obx-wind-2019

 

 

Some more hardware for the collection.
A Great honer to be standing next to these Talented pros.
Coming in Hot at 35mph.
crossing Da Finish line on that fast Goya gear.

 

Board Room: “TOP GUN” Sup Foil/DW Sup Foil/Wind Surf Foil Board

Casey’s Blog:

Turn up the Volume to the max, go full screen and get some popcorn Reef Warriors. YouTube or Vimeo its on.!

This is the “Game Changer”,  its the reason I got into building boards. I wanted to be limitless in my vision and ability of what I could ride on the water, all hopefully resulting in some of the best surf craft on the planet.

After close to 2 1/2 yrs of design and water testing, Say hello to my dedicated Surf/Wind Foil Board line-up called “Top Gun”. These boards are ahead of there time and ahead of the game! From start to finish this was one of the most challenging and mind crazy thinking experiences I have ever had. I quickly learned in the beginning of surf foiling that everything is different. There are so many more design elements you have to deal with to get dialed in when compared to a regular surf board or Windsurf board. Your basically making a Jet that can surf. Crazy when you stand back and think about it.

In Total I have 4 boards in the “TOPGUN” lineup with basically the same design characteristics, but all of course having there own nickname ICEMAN, MAVRICK, GOOSE and VIPER.

ICEMAN is 7’x31″ 120L,17LB -This is the Board for everyone and can do “Foil” anything at any skill level.
MAVERICK is 6’x31″ 112L,15LB -This is the “PRO’s” board, sort of like an untamed Bull.
GOOSE is 7’3″ 145L,19LB -Just for learning and Heavyweights. Still in R & D phase.
VIPER is 5’4″ x 20 1/2″ 46L,8LB, -This is a Prone/Wake/Kite Foil surf board, Still in R & D phase.

Despite my best efforts to keep these High performance TOPGUNS on the Down Low. The word travels fast and the demand is crazy for the ICEMAN and MAVERICK, Resulting in a Long Waiting List already, So Please contact me if your interested. Facemanz74@live.com