Friday, May 15, 2009

I'm in Windsurfing Magazine

Well, my life is complete now that I've got a goofy mugshot that appears twice in the June 2009 issue of Windsurfing Magazine. :)

The first appearance of my head in a bubble is for a little blurb called "Top 3 Reasons to Teach Windsurfing". The behind-the-scenes secret is that I actually sent in a Top 11 Reasons, but only 3 were fit to print. Since my blog has much lower standards for publication than the magazine, here's the 8 reasons that didn't make it:

Top 11 Reasons to Teach a Friend to Windsurf
1. So you’ll have someone to ride with. Duh!
2. It could be the only time you see what your 3.5 looks like when rigged.
3. You can foist your used gear off on your friend… and buy new for yourself!
4. You’ll double your t.o.w. by getting out on beginner-friendly days.
5. By removing the stigma of selfish escapism from your hobby you may be granted more “hall passes” from your spouse / boss.
8. When word gets out about what a great instructor you are, you can moonlight to earn extra cash or to meet members of the preferred sex.
9. It’s a good excuse to get the Kona longboard, SUP, or tandem board you’ve been eyeing.
11. If you don’t, our sport is doomed, DOOMED!

The next appearance of my head in a bubble is for the mid-sized freeride board test, for which I was one of a number of testers. It gives a little info about me, like that I'm an "intermediate" sailor (heck, I've only been doing it 20 years) and I weigh 160 lbs. It correctly lists my four favorite test boards, except for one typo. For the record, the Quatro Freeride 110 was NOT one of my favorites in the test, even though some other people loved it.

I wrote my subjective opinions of the boards in a previous draft of this blog post, but it has come to my attention that doing so may not be kosher with the mag. I'll see what the editor says about it before deciding whether or not to repost it here.


Frank said...

I am so envious.

PeconicPuffin said...

Nice! I believe both of our faces grace this would be the younger and better looking of the two!

George Markopoulos said...

i'm impressed!