During the summer of 2022 I trekked on up to Hood River for a lesson that would launch me into the sport of winging. As always, I stopped by Big Winds to chat with the team and get insights on which wings I should add to my quiver. With patience and experience they steered me well and I have been having an absolute blast winging with my Starboard AIRush V2 wings in 3, 4 and 5M sizes.
Big Thanks to Sam and Alejandro!
I have been happily visiting the Clearwater/St Petersburg area of Florida this winter having a winging/SUP change of scenery from my usual winter ski fun.
There have been plenty of days with perfect breezes – and some days when I was a little freaked before heading out. The last time I was down in Tampa Bay on the west side of the road leading to the iconic Skyway Bridge plenty of kiters and wingers were all zooming about. My upwind skills had gotten way better these last months – BUT I am still having a bit of a chore tacking a 10′ board.
Thinking that a deeper center fin might help I sent off an email asking about that to TJ at Big Winds. Even though TJ was off for the weekend, he got back to me copying in another member of the team, Mark. Mark was also off but took the time to reply, with great suggestions. This is the Big Winds culture – customer service! I am likely one of their smallest customers but their generous sharing of expertise is HUGE!
You don’t need to be in Hood River to enjoy the Big Winds experience. Visit online and start your water and wind adventure now!