Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Up and Away!

Up and Away!

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Are you a person who is never bored on the water because you’re happy to grab a board and go wakeboarding, surfing, paddleboarding, or flyboarding? Then chances are you’ll take to hoverboarding as well — it’s something out of the future to experience now. Hoverboarding is a newer watersport than flyboarding, but it’s catching […]

Long Island Surfing Spots

Long Island Surfing Spots

February 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  If your boat’s buttoned up for the winter, but you still want to have fun on Long Island waters, I suggest picking up a surfboard and heading south. No, not south as in Florida, but rather to Long Island’s South Shore beaches. The summer’s crowds are long gone and the beaches beckon to surfers. […]

Go Bodyboarding!

Go Bodyboarding!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Recently, I went bodyboarding with my friend Chloe, who is from England. I hadn’t gone in years, since we’d take family trips to the south shore. I forgot how easy it is to bodyboard, and how much fun (and full of laughs) it is to spend the day on the waves. I explained to […]

Surf For All

Surf For All

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Izzy Paskowitz of California was visiting his friend, James Mulvaney, in New York. It was 2002, and Paskowitz was part of a group called Surfer’s Healing, which teaches special needs children how to surf.  During his visit, they went to Rockaway, where he taught five children on the autism spectrum (including Mulvaney’s son) how to […]

What’s a Vessel?

What’s a Vessel?

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You probably know that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) makes and enforces rules that affect vessels of all types, not just power boats, sail boats, and paddle boats. The USCG considers paddleboards, kiteboards, and motorized tubes operated outside of very limited areas to be vessels. The USCG defines a vessel as a watercraft (or other […]

Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sitting on the Peconic Bay beach on a windy afternoon, you may see people off shore who are defying gravity via flying kites. You’ll also hear them shout as they blast along the water while making huge jumps. They are kiteboarding (also known as kitesurfing), which is a truly three-dimensional sport, with riders mastering the air and the sea using wind power alone.

Non-Stop Surfing: The Combo Sport of Wakesurfing

Non-Stop Surfing: The Combo Sport of Wakesurfing

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Wakesurfing is older than waterskiing, though both are behind-the- boat activities involving a boat’s wake. Wakesurfing combines surfing and wakeboarding into one sport.

A Novice Surfer Hits the Waves

A Novice Surfer Hits the Waves

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One day I was sitting on my boat and thought: I think I need a new goal in my life. There and then, I decided to try every water sport I can! Though I still have many more water activities to experience, I have so far tried tubing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. And I just recently had a go at surfing, which was very different from the other water sports I enjoy. Usually I rely on the boat to supply the power, but in surfing I had to use my whole body.