Question: What's the easiest way for an adventurous windsurfer to get
from Orlando, FL to Hood River, OR?
Answer: He should fly.
Question: How can an adventurous windsurfer meet as many sailors as
possible between the East coast and the West one?
Answer: Drive from Orlando to Hood River and back - And make some stops
along the way.
Here's the gig, kids - WindSurfing's Managing Managing Editor
Josh Sampiero (that would be me) is hittin' the road. The ultimate
destination is Hood River - but the goal is to see as much of
windsurfing America as possible - and meet a ton of windsurfers. If
I'm anywhere near you, give me a shout. Fill me in on your area -
the hotspots, the people, everything. I want to hang out, meet people,
trade stories, take pictures, and of course, go windsurfing!
My tentative itinerary is below -
Wednesday, June 14 - Atlanta (Atlanta Boardsailing Club meeting)
Thursday-Fri-Saturday - En route to Madison - possible stops in
Michigan, Indiana, or Ohio.
Saturday or Sunday (June 17-18): Madison, Wisconsin -*** out
with Gary Stone during Roger and Ellen's windsurfing clinics.
Monday/Tuesday (June 19-20): St. Paul/Minneapolis.
Wednesday/Thurs/Fri: Worthington, MN
yet, but I've got the time to check out some places. I'll be taking
I-90 west, through South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho- then
crossing into Washington. Any advice as far as that portion of the
drive is really, really appreciated - places to stop, things to see,
campgrounds, etc. I've heard about this place called Buffalo Bill
Park in Wyoming - I'm thinking of checking that out depending on
When I head back from HR in Aug/Sept, I'll be spending some time in
the Bay area, then heading back east - definitely be stopping at the
Toucan at Lake McConaughy. More details on that trip as it gets closer.
Please, use this thread as a spot to suggest places to check out,
people to meet, etcetera.
Anyone is of course free to e-mail me directly at
I don't promise to be wired everyday, but hope to check in on e-mail
atleast once daily.
Thanks, and hope to see some of you out on the water soon!