Sunday, July 31, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Standup Paddleboard Rentals & Lessons in Delaware and Maryland

Delmarva Board Sports is located in Fenwick Island, Delaware.
But we also offer Standup Paddle Board rentals, as well as private and group lessons at several locations AND we deliver.

This was our group of girls today in Lewes, Delaware
Group instruction at Cape Henlopen

 18 girls about to try paddleboarding for the first time
 time to hit the water 

Great venue for first time SUP'rs
Smiles say it all!

Group shot afterwards 
More tomorrow-Come stroke it with us!

If you're interested in renting standup paddle boards, or taking private or group lessons in any of the following Delmarva-lous venues:
Lewes, Delaware
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Dewey Beach, Delaware
Bethany Beach,
Fenwick Island, Delaware,
and of course anywhere in Ocean City, Maryland

The Coveted "Secret Spot"

Recently on this blog, and on Facebook, there has been some dialogue as to whether or not we should keep clandestine our favorite, less well known sailing venues, versus complete transparency and freedom of information. A couple of you have come out and expressed yourselves, emailing me directly. Frankly, a vote on the issue would be 50/50, advocating both sides.
Getting to the secret spot takes effort
To be clear, my position is as follows: I believe that to grow our awesome sport, no spot should be kept “secret”. Yes, I often refer to my sessions at the “Secret Spot”, but all my friends here in Delaware and Maryland know the exact location. The spot is hardly a secret anymore. That being said, we continue to give it the moniker of the “Secret Spot” out of reverence to the often epic conditions experienced there. There simply isn’t another name that can be given that extends the deserved machismo that is due the spot. So “Secret” is the name, and that aint changing son. So you guys that are offended (on either side of the argument), take it easy. Its frankly just more fun, and sexier, to refer to the place as “The Secret Spot”, as opposed to say 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue. Come on, it’s a lot more fun to say “meet me at the secret spot”. Plus, we’ve referred to the spot as “the secret spot” for so long now, it would be darn near impossible to call it by any other name. It’s become part of popular culture around these parts. Do you get it? For those of you who resent the lack of clarity, perhaps we should announce latitude and longitude coordinates out akin to freedom of information? And for those that wish to keep their spots secret, well then why not usher in another death cry for our sport, akin to that experienced in the ‘90s? Look dude, can we all just get along?
In addition, it’s not like there are hoards of sailors chomping at the bit, banging on the door, ready to inundate your beach the moment you disclose the location of that coveted spot. I frankly would welcome that scenario (with certain caveats as it pertains to skill level). It’s just WAY more fun to sail with lots of people, no matter the skill level. For me personally, that is a lot of the appeal of The Hatteras Wave Jam, sailing with lots of new people, learning new spots to sail, stepping outside your comfort zone. Most of the venues for the Jam are so obscure that they might otherwise have been thought of as secret, certainly obscure to the uninitiated. To grow the sport, we have to have an open beach policy...Look at what the Jam has done for sailing here on the East Coast! Heck, next September we are going to have a pro-level event in Hatteras, complete with pro-level talent making the trip to sail our waves! Talk about a selfless approach paying dividends. Way to go Bill. We all owe you a debt of gratitude.

At a recent epic session in Lewes, there was quite a bit of consternation about all of the new sailors who showed up out of thin air. But after the day was done and the gear was unrigged, and were all basking in the after-glow of that epic day, I think we all realized what an extraordinary session it was, and I submit almost completely due to the presence of new sailors that showed up that day. New faces, new styles, more energy, more STOKE. Give me more of that…

Windsurfing is making a comeback, so let’s each do our part to spread the stoke, offer encouragement, and welcome newcomers to our beaches, even the clandestine ones. Welcoming new sailors will go a long way toward promoting the sport, and bolstering the resurgence we are seeing in windsurfing, especially here on the Delmarva. That’s what live2sail is all about, spreading the stoke
Delmarva Board Sport Adventures…..spreading the stoke, and leading the way for windsurfing and standup paddling here on the Delmarva. Email me if you have any questions about windsurfing or standup paddle boarding here in Delaware or Maryland. I’d be stoked to hook you up..


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fenwick Island Bathhouse

Colin and I pouched a sesh last thursday before SUP-yoga
the jam will be here soon...getting excited

Friday, July 22, 2011

SUP YOGA Ocean City Maryland & Delaware

...with Delmarva Board Sport Adventures

The Dimitra Yoga, Delmarva Standup Paddle, simply THE best
If you’d like to sign up for a class, contact us here.

This pose is amazing. Wow! 

Come stroke it with us!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Windsurfing Lessons In Ocean City, Maryland and Dewey Beach, Delaware

Delmarva Board Sports located in Fenwick Island, Delaware.

Offering windsurfing lessons every afternoon. Contact us at 301-651-0542 for more information.

Monday, July 18, 2011

American Windsurfing Tour – Hatteras Style!

The Hatteras leg of the American Windsurfing Tour is fast approaching! 9 weeks and Counting.
Now if I could only get some solid water time on the books....