Remember when Kelly Park was a windsurfing location?

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Remember when Kelly Park was a windsurfing location?

For years, Kelly Park on Merritt Island FL was a windsurfing destination. Just across the bridge from Cocoa Beach, it's the home of Calema Boardsailing and numerous regattas over the years including the Mid-Winters.

Now, it's a wing destination, too!

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Re: Remember when Kelly Park was a windsurfing location?

I guess a lot of the windsurfers were over the other side of Florida at Fred Howard in Tarpon
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Re: Remember when Kelly Park was a windsurfing location?

That wing setup pictured belongs to Eric who was kind enough to give me some much needed winging instruction.

New years day was a lot busier than pictured with maybe 20 + kites, 15 windsurfers and 5 or 6 wings.

Gene

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gene_mathis wrote:

That wing setup pictured belongs to Eric who was kind enough to give me some much needed winging instruction.

New years day was a lot busier than pictured with maybe 20 + kites, 15 windsurfers and 5 or 6 wings.

Gene

< needle scratching across record >

What? Winging instruction? Did you skip to Chapter 3 in the story and leave out some details?

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Re: Remember when Kelly Park was a windsurfing location?

Some really nice guy in Atlanta loaned me a wing to play with. I've played with it on the beach, on a sup, and tried it on my windfoil board. It's easier when someone tells you what you're doing wrong.

Gene

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gene_mathis wrote:

Some really nice guy in Atlanta loaned me a wing to play with. I've played with it on the beach, on a sup, and tried it on my windfoil board. It's easier when someone tells you what you're doing wrong.

Gene

So. you foiled? Dang, feeling like I'm getting left behind here...

If you want any general suggestions on how to make your life easier, let us know. Lol

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Re: Remember when Kelly Park was a windsurfing location?

To clarify, no, I did not foil, I moved around on the foil board.

Gene Mathis

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