Thursday, January 1, 2009

Another year - right on!

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This coming year will mark 30 years of windsurfing for me (yep, I started when I was a pup). It's been a great ride, and over the decades (whoa, sounds odd to put it that way) the sport has given me so much to be grateful for. Lots of exciting experiences, lots of personal growth, lots of physical and mental challenge, and just tons of all-out fun. It's not one of those things that provide instant gratification - I assume every windsurfer would heartily agree with that (even those who live in places where warm waters and reliable winds prevail; not that I'm jealous or anything given the uncharacteristically cold and snowy December we had...).

May the New Year bring you lots of breeze, great sailing, and lots of opportunity to enjoy what to me, after all these years, is still the most amazing and thrilling sport I can imagine - Happy New Year, everyone!

3 comments:

PeconicPuffin said...

I just figured out that I'm starting my 18th season. If you asked me to blurt out how long I'd been windsurfing I think I would have said "14 years". Time flies (and I can't count.)

What a great sport!

jeff E of the Great White North said...

windsurfing since 1983 bought a rocket 99, with the high wind dagger board,( you could pull them out when it really blew stink. as the original windsurfer looked too slow.

USA 4 Steve Bodner said...

22 years on the water and the sport still amazes me!
From with joy of beating your most respected competitor around he course to the embaresement of the walk of shame- it's been worth every minute and dollar spent.
Thanks for sharing your journey so far Andreas.