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2016 Session Recap

2016 Flew by! But yet it felt like an Endless Summer.😉
2016 Flew by! But yet it felt like an Endless Summer.😉

Casey’s Blog:

Wow what a year, 2016 is definitely going down as one of the most fun years in history. It was the windiest year I can ever remember on Da reef and no summer breeze stuff either, when the wind was up it was nuking. I accomplished my goal of 100 days in the waves with ease this year, and also got to surf all 12 months because of the nice warm el-nino winter.  Looking back year after year It still blows my mind that you can surf 100+ days on the great lakes and Da reef every year. In common logic that shit doesn’t supposed to happen, but with the right mindset and lifestyle its so doable, Heck I work 6 days a week and I can pull it off no problem, obviously.   Hopefully 2017 is a repeat, Life is Good.    Now to Da stats!

2016

109-Total play days! (12 months)

105-days – Total wave surfing! (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

78-days Windsurfing (5.7 & smaller)

8-days Kitesurfing (12m & 8m)

15-days Sup/prone surfing

4-days Wind Sup in waves

0-days Snowkiteing (No snow year)

4-Days skiing

10-days Scoring waves in Hatteras

Best day on the reef– Oct 29th (Everyone was there)

Best month-July( at 17 days its back on top, been a while)

Best SUP ride –Solo glassy session @ H-Bay in Dec.

Best new toy- Windsurfing/Sup Foil.

Past years

2015-101 total play days, 93 total wave days (windsurfing/kite/SUP/surfing)

2014-83 total play days. 75 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2013-95 total play days. 93 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2012-124 total play days. 119 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2011-129 total play days 93 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2010-144 total play days 104 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2009-102 total play days 42 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2008-100 total play days 40 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2007-83 total play days 36 total play days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2016 Monthly break down

JAN)  2-Windsurf

FEB) 2-Windsurf

MARCH) 1-Kitesurf, 5-Windsurf, 1-Sup Wave, 1-WindSup

APRIL) 3-Windsurf, 1-Windsup, 1-Sup Wave

MAY) 5-Windsurf,1-Sup Wave

JUNE) 10-Windsurf, 1-Wind Sup, 2-Kitesurf

JULY) 16-Windsurf, 1-Kitesurf

AUG) 10-Windsurf, 2-Sup Wave, 2-Kitesurf

SEP) 4-Windsurf, 1-Kitesurf, 6-Sup Wave

OCT) 7-Windsurf, 1-Windsup, 2- Sup Wave

NOV) 1-Sup Wave, 7-Windsurf

DEC) 7-Windsurf, 1-Sup Wave, 1-Kitesurf

That’s it! Time to do it all over again. HIT THE LIP

Thanks to everyone! Another great day!

I just want to get a quick update and thank you to all those who participated and helped out with the Labor day paddle.
Our head count this morning was 99 paddlers on the water and  2 dogs.

Thanks to the support crews on the water and the beach.

And thanks to everyone who brought some goodies to share, no one went away hungry.

When I get some more photos I will get them up here and on face book.

Thanks again one and all for making another great memory!DSCN1654 DSCN1659 DSCN1661

Once around the wreck annual paddle parade

Happy Friday,

I know many of you have asked about our annual paddle.

The weather looks the most promising for Saturday, September 3rd,

Lets get all the boats and boards on the beach by 9:30 am for a 10am start. Once around the wreck as always and back to the beach, for some lite refreshments and comradery après paddle!

Any one looking to contribute some goodies, water, juice, ice, please bring to Ledge 12 by 9am day of paddle.  Reef Warrior swag will be available.  (limited supply of certain items)

Looking forward to seeing you all this year, lets try for the 100 paddlers mark.

Any questions please contact me at mailto:reefwarriors@outlook.com

Buffalo paddlefest results

Congratulations to Jim Dandy and Gidget for their 1st place finishes in the Buffalo paddle-fest on Saturday. This event was held at Woodlawn beach at the Buffalo end of Lake Erie. Windmills to the right and the rocky shoreline to the left made for a very scenic setting.IMG_7663

Windy conditions forced course changes and had many competitors doubting whether or not to even race. (Jim Dandy was surfing the break to get loose while waiting for the pre race meeting)IMG_7665

The shore break created some carnage as many paddlers had to deal with the swell created by a good south breeze.

Jim easily finished the 1 mile race with a time just over 20 minutes.

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Jim surfing to a Dandy finish

( he was entered in the 3mile race but there was much confusion due the course changes, but hey a win is a win!) He even surfed to the finish line.

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Jim carrying his board across the finish line
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a surf to the finish

Gidget entered the 6 mile event, 3 miles into a strong head wind and 3 miles back for a time of just under 1 hr. 10min. 3 minutes faster than the runner up.

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crossing the line

The post race festivities included food, drink and many sup’s to try out.

Jim rode a couple of whaleback boards and an Uli inflatable or two, the inflatables were un -remarkable and the whalebacks looked better than they performed.

After the event Gidget was asked by a few of the other women competitors if she fell, or if she stayed on her feet the whole race, due to the difficult conditions. Some one even commented after the surf session that Gidget was a rock star paddler, to which she answered, “No, I am a Reef Warrior”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Paddle fest 2016

I would like to let everyone know about the Buffalo Paddle fest, which is taking place next Friday & Saturday August 19th & 20th.

Gail, Jim and I participated last year in this  fun event.

Click here for all the info.

Hope to see you all there!

http://buffalopaddlefestival.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=3049

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Buffalo Paddle Festival Buffalo’s largest paddle sports race! The Buffalo Paddle Festival takes place on August 19 – 20, 2016 at beautiful Woodlawn Beach State Park in Hamburg, NY. The Buffalo Paddle Festival is a 2-day community expo celebrating Health and Wellness, Outdoor Recreation, and promoting Environmental Stewardship all while showcasing the unique Waterscapes of Buffalo NY and its surrounding area.

This year we have partnered with Woodlawn Beach State Park to introduce visitors to one of Buffalo’s nearby waterfront treasures. Join us Friday August 19, 2016 for Beach Camping at Woodlawn Beach State Park and enjoy a fun night in prep for a full day of paddle activities! Race Day, Saturday August 20, 2016, will include SUP and Kayak Demos, a variety of Fitness Classes, a Pig Roast and Craft Brew After Party, finishing with Live Bands and a Bonfire on the Beach! Proceeds from the event will benefit Kids Escaping Drugs and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper!