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April 07, 2014


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Hey Michael: I've got a 5.6 Hucker in good condition, $150. + shipping($40.?). You'll never go back! --Spennie

Hello and thanks for the website! I'm an "old school" Norwegian windsurfer (also interested in improving my longboard or SUP skills), moving to Manhattan in august for a few yrs. I plan to bring my wave windsurf gear (106 fanatic freewave) and hopefully join the L A windsurf comminity. However, I am unsure how the storage and logistics will work, since we will probably live in a small apt. with limited storage space. Do you know if there are any clubs or stores with opportunity to store gear closer to the windsurf spots for a fee? And how difficult is it to get from Manhattan to L-A to surf, with traffic etc? I am probably not the only Manhattan based windsurfer, so if you have any other advise to get me going, it will be hugely appreciated! With all the best wishes for a windy spring, Halvor Saetre

Hi Halvore! Looking forward to meeting you (I'm half Norwegian myself!) A few things: We Manhattan windsurfers windsurf on Long Island, sometimes referred to as "LI". When we say "LA" we mean Los Angeles...we don't windsurf there, LA being on the other side of the country. Manhattan windsurfers usually either keep their equipment in their car in the city, or rent on location (there is one place to do that...Hampton Watersports) or they have a house or a friend with a house out on the Island. Depending on where you sail, the closest windsurfing is about a one hour drive from Manhattan. The first thing you should do is join the Yahoo Long Island Windsurfers forum (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LongIslandWindsurfer/info) where you can get all kinds of information and meet the area windsurfers.

Thanks for responding so quickly, Michael! Nice to hear that there are some Norwegian roots around, and I cant wait to see our Norwegian hockey hope Zuccarello in the Garden. Sorry for messing up the letters. I was of course trying to refer to Long Island and not LA... I've tried to join the Yahoo group, but there seems to be a problem with the sms authorization to a foreign number. I'll try to fix that somehow. I'm not sure if I'll buy a car, but instead rent when I need to go out of town. So I'll have to keep my gear somewhere - if I cant find a place for that on the island or rent storage space in the city, I'll have to keep it under my bed. Bet my wife will love that:). Hope to see you around in the autumn!

Brook from the Long Island Yahoo Group sent you an invite. Let me know if you didn't receive it.

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