>Hope someone can help! Here I am in Sarasota, FL (Water Everywhere) on a
>business trip for 2 weeks. The only problem is I have no equipment with
>me and don't know the local hot spots.
>Can somebody clue me in on a local hot spot where I can rent some decent
I took my first windsurfing lesson in Sarasota back in 1992 from an outfit
called Ocean Boulevard Windsurfing. I presume that they still exist - check
a phone book. They used to set up lessons on the causeway which leads out
to St. Armand's Circle - other locals used to show up there on weekends.
It is, of course, flat water.
Up in Clearwater, or thereabout, is the Tackle Shack - actually, I think the
correct town name is Pinellas Park or something like that. Sorry, don't
know the west coast of Florida too well. They're a large outfit which also
does mail order, and reportedly has lots and lots of rental equipment.
Hope you get some wind!
Marc Guido /\_/\_~_/\~ Lake Champlain
Saratoga Springs, NY \ \ Saratoga Lake
Adirondack Boardsailing Club - http://www.rpi.edu/~guidom/adirondack.html
(home of the Northeastern Windsurfing Site Guide, covering New
York State, all of New England, New Jersey, Ontario and Quebec)