Windsurfing Saipan and Tour of WWII Memorial Park by Barrett Walker

Saipan is a great windsurfing destination that you seldom, if ever, read about in the magazines. The tropical isalnd is located in the Northern Marianas between Japan and the Phillipines. In addition to windsurfing, the WWII Memorial Park preserves arti

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The Saipan Hyatt Hotel at Micro Beach is a great site for windsurfing with two rental shops on the...
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Sports Club windsurfing rentals. Note WWII Japanese bunker in the background used for sail storage.
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Rack for low-wind boards. Outside the photo is a rack for high-wind boards - all new Naish gear...
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My son & his wife getting ready to launch with me. Note WWII wreck sticking out of sand in the...
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Windsurfing is back and in the Saipan news.
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Winter tradewinds, shallow water and a fringing reef (near the island) make for great flat-water...
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My view windsurfing with my son. On the second day we're riding 98 liter Naish boards with 5.5...
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Evan heading back inside the reef after a wild ride on the outside.
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Windsurfing the clear, warm waters of Saipan.
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What a blast !
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With a rain squall approaching, we drop in the water. Note Hyatt Hotel behind the beach.
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Family windsurfing vacation (thanks to my wife watching our two grandaughters)
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Last Japanese Command Post, an armed & fortified bunker dug into the cliffs of N. Saipan.
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Japanese canon aimed at American invasion forces. We later visited Japan and were awed by how the...
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Memorial to the Japanese soldiers who committed mass suicide rather than surrender.
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Pounding ocean at Suicide Cliffs.
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Photo taken by my son from the cockpit, showing the H-shaped runway on Tinian Island, where the...
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Bunker blasted by canon fire from American battleship.