I went up to Cocoa Beach on Sunday for a "board meeting" of the windsurfing magazine volunteer test riders. We were wrapping up our findings on a batch of light-wind shortboards for a review that will come out in the next issue. There were some AWESOME boards in the test, and it was cool to see how we mostly agreed in what we thought about them.
The day was also exciting because the magazine editor delivered the high wind board that I bought from a guy in Saint Petersburg. It's a 2006 Starboard Evo 83, designed to be ultra-maneuverable and exciting in rough water and waves.
I have no idea how long I'll have to wait until it's windy enough to ride it. It might be this week in a strong sea breeze, it might be later this summer in a near-miss hurricane, or it might not be until the first frontal system of fall. You can make your bet in the poll in the sidebar.
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