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“The Mystery Machine” a Board room project

Casey’s Blog:

Well the wait is over, say hello to “the Mystery Machine”.  The first Reef Warrior designed  Ultra High performance Stand Up Paddle board, plus so much more. This board got its nickname and theme cause its going to take Scooby Doo and the gang to solve the mystery of this machine. Its taken me over 4+ years to achieve my goal and dream of building a High Performance SUP designed specifically for the Great Lake Waves.   I am proud to say all the insane hard work has paid off, this board is soooo much fun and just rips.  It has so many unique design features, hopefully I will get some time in the near future to discuss. In the  mean time check out some pics and features.

The Mystery Machine 9’3″ x 30″ x 140L
Crazy Graphics that make you smile
The Bottom shape is just as Crazy or a Mystery?
Now this shot is a Mystery? Whaaat? Can it SUP FOIL and WIND FOIL! Mystery???? and a Quad fin SUP? whoaaa.!
Now thats the stuff!
Now this is a complete freaken mystery?  straps Whaaaa?
How does it do that? Mystery? Stay tuned!

Reef Warriors support Adaptive Watersports

As Reef Warriors or followers of our site you know we are passionate about enjoying time on the water. Gidget and I are taking that passion and helping open up the world of watersports to a wider group. We are supporting  the efforts of Steve Spitz and WNY Adaptive Watersports and the newly formed WNY chapter of Team River Runner on behalf of the reef warriors.

WNY Adaptive Watersports is a local program which helps  the disabled and physically challenged enjoy the watersports including sailing, waterskiing, scuba and fishing. The kayaking component needed more attention so that spurred the linkage with Team River Runner

Team river runner is a national program to help disabled veterans kayak and sup. The newly formed WNY Chapter is in its infancy and is looking to grow in this region. Although its focus is on disabled veterans the WNY chapter is opening this up to the community at large.

We are spreading the word about these programs and hoping to stir up more support. Gidget and I were involved in an early planning meeting and will be volunteering at some of the upcoming water events. We wish to spread the word among the Reef faithful and ask for any help you can provide.

At this early stage the WNY chapter of Team River Runner is looking for support in many different ways. This may be in the form of gear (kayaks, gently used life jackets) your time for organizational meetings and paddle events and of course monetary donations.

We hope you will consider sharing what you can to  give back to the community and help others find that same enjoyment on the water whether it be a calm paddle or catching a wave!

For more info: please contact

Lou or Gail (Gidget) at reefwarriors@outlook.com

or

Steve Spitz at

Spitzskier@gmail.com

                                                

 

Phil Soltysiak at Da’ Reef 10/29/17

Hey all,

Here is a video from  Phil Soltysiak by way of Windsurfing Now magazine.

Many of you may have already viewed this video, but for those of us who are jones-ing for wind and warmer weather……….

It was filmed at Da’ Reef on October 29th, a truly great day of windsurfing on Lake Erie.

 

Here are a couple pic’s I took that same day.img_7924-2 jump-over-24x4 stickers-1

A gift for all our readers!

As many of you know Casey & I  & our friends at https://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/ Wetsuit Wearhouse were able to set up a discount code this spring for all of our readers and now with the Great Lakes cooling off and winter sailing and winter surfing approaching fast, not to mention that the holidays are coming up like a close out set, Wetsuit Wearhouse is offering up a special discount coupon code (20% off)  to all The Reef Warriors for their Black Friday sale.

Great selection, Great service, Custom made wetsuits,

you can’t go wrong shopping at wrong at Wetsuit Wearhouse.

( A quick personal note, I purchased these womens-billabong-sealegs-ind_321x800

 https://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/PROD/JWSHALPA.html#.WC4QK4WcHtQ      

for Gidget as a gift this summer and she loves them, so guys DON’T forget the water-woman on your list, Trust me these will be a hit.)

Check out the links below for all the important info.

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Wetsuit Warehouse https://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/ is having their biggest holiday super sale and wanted to give Reef Warrior readers a coupon to use towards anything on the site with no minimums or restrictions. Use code REEF20 to get 20% off plus free shipping on your order! Check out the entire Black Friday sale selection here: https://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/wetsuits/category/black-friday-wetsuit-specials.html. Get a head start on your holiday shopping now, or buy yourself a little something!”

The Night before Chili cook off- a poem

‘Twas the night before chili cook-off

and all through the land

every  Reef Warrior was stirring

no toes in the sand.

The chili’s were cooking

all bubbly in their pots

and in each rum glass

all that was left were the rocks

(and the bottle it was poured  from was safely tucked back in its box)

Each Reef Warrior dreaming

of chili and fun

and of being the winner of the Trophy

There could only be one!

But what in front of my rum- blurred eyes did appear?

A shiny red dress

Worn by some dude with a beard?!

I squinted my eyes

To read the sash

It said “Chili Cook-off Queen”

And I threw back my head and laughed!

And in that moment

Great joy filled my heart

For I knew chili cook-off was here.

And soon we would fill our bellies with chili

And we would all……………

play music!

(what did you think I was going to say????)

A poem by Possum

Thanks to Possum for getting us into the Holiday Spirit-yes this is an official Reef Warrior Holiday!

That’s right boys and girls, chili cook-off is this Saturday 9/24  at Casey’s .

If you are planning on bringing a chili please have it at Casey’s by 5:30 pm, hot and ready to go. Remember to  get your crock pot bag from Gail on Friday. It is a great disguise and is even better for clean-up!

The chili queen will arrive about 6:30 to kick off the festivities and the eating will begin.

It should be a nice evening so we are planning on a movie nite afterward on the sailboat screen.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Don’t forget to come hungry!!!!!