Friday, November 17, 2017

The Big News!!!

I've got some big news! I've officially joined the OceanAir Sports team heading up the internet dept. First order of business was to put lots of things on sale :-) More importantly, I'm creating not just an amazing place to buy gear online, but the OceanAir website will be THE place to go for everything wind and water related. I've created a youtube channel which will appear on OceanAir Sports' home page at My 2018 Fanatic Skate review was just posted so head on over there to check it out. You'll also find local forecast info, up to the minute wind readings and webcams (coming soon), recommended places to stay, great places to eat, and of course, what's in stock at the biggest toy box on the east coast to check out some new gear. Come visit us at

Of course, I'll keep the blog up and running too if anyone needs any help with anything from gear choices to help making your first forward.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Go-Pro on a stick!

We had an incredible day at West Meadow Beach today. This one of my all time favorite spots. This is the low tide version of West Meadow. There is an 8 or 9 foot tide change every 6 hours or so. At high tide there are some overhead waves perfect for some big air. Unfortunately the go-pro on a stick only likes low tide but it did a great job filming for me.

I have to say, I'v never felt so in control of my gear in my life. The Severne Freek and Fanatic Skate combo is just incredible.

Windsurfing with Go Pro on a stick! from Mike Burns on Vimeo.

Friday, September 9, 2016

2017 Fanatic Skate Review

I'm mixing things up for 2017 and I'm back on the Fanatic Skate! I've been able to ride the entire range of Team Edition boards and the Skate doesn't disappoint! I've always been a big fan of freestyle boards, but the ones I like the most are the boards that will also work for the average guy looking to learn to jibe and get planing early. The entire 2017 range does just that. I feel more comfortable than ever in all the new school and old school freestyle tricks and my wife Christina loves them for the early planing and ease of use.

One of the major factors that got me started looking for a board other than the board I was on last year was that the previous brand ditched the power box for a shortened version of a U.S. Box. For 2017 the Fanatic Skate still has a powerbox and I can still use all my favorite Makani Fins that I already own. Now that I've had a taste of all the 2017 sizes, I can say for sure that the Fanatic Skate is the ultimate freestyle board!! Check out the video below for some details and thoughts on the new range.

2017 Fanatic Skate Review from Mike Burns on Vimeo.

2017 Severne Freek Review and Details

The 2017 Severne Freek is back and it's better than ever!! I've had a chance to sail all the sizes from 4.0 up to 5.9 and they all work perfect! Powerful with loads of control, these sails will work just as well for a bump and jump sailor as they do for the PWA level freestyler and everyone in between. Check out the video review below for more details about the 2017 Severne Freek.

2017 Severne Freek from Mike Burns on Vimeo.