Windsurfing legend Josh Angulo (who WON Cabo Verde...that’s more rad than the Bowl, homes!) is bringing his mightiness to Heckscher this weekend for the 2011 East Coast Windsurfing Festival. We at the Peconic Puffin say “Wow!” Stoked, we are. Fools, too, but not so foolish as to pass an opportunity to ask Mr. Angulo, who recently moved to Massachusetts to be closer to Long Island (we imagine) which Festival competition (racing or freestyle) he was more excited about bringing his PWA Wavesailing Champion awesomeness to? Thus spake Josh:
“Can I put in a few disclaimers now........ I am a very below average below amateur level freestyle sailor and Mike Burns said he's putting me in the "expert" division, which I don't really qualify for. The racing I'm fired up for assuming we get 11-12 knots...below that my pumping skills are pretty bad.”
Yeah yeah. Josh really isn’t that good. Look for him to finish sandwiched in between Peconic Jeff and myself. Yeah. Mr. Angulo went on with the nice talk:
“I'm really thankful for the open arms reception I've been getting in the whole east coast watersports scene and I hope I'm able to give back some of my " Aloha" from Hawaii and "morabeza" from Cabo Verde. From what I've seen and experienced thus far the East Coast already has plenty of both.”
Just wait until he finds himself between George Marr and Pete Roesch!
(The fourth annual East Coast Windsurfing Festival takes place this weekend at Heckscher Park. Sign up now, join the fun, sail with friends and welcome Josh Angulo to Long Island! Angulo photo courtesy PWA/John Carter)