Windsurfing in Fort Lauderdale at South Beach

Despite what you might have heard, windsurfing in Fort Lauderdale South beach is still very much alive and well. 
The advent of the Formula Board has dropped the planing threshold to under 10 knots and the core group of Fort Lauderdale windsurfers can be seen blazing by with barely a ripple on the waters surface. Of course, when the wind picks up every one grabs their wave gear and heads up to 16th St pompano for a serious wave session in some of the best conditions in the South East.

Formula Windsurfing Action


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Antonio Esteban launching his formula board of Hobie Beach Fort Lauderdale

Photo - Ron Kern

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Antonio taking a rest in the water off Fort Lauderdale Beach 

Photo - Ron Kern

 

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Antonio 

Photo - Ron Kern

 

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Stunning afternoon backdrop

Photo - Ron Kern

 

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Van rounding the "A" mark - the  Chiquita banana boat!

Photo - Ron Kern

 

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Danny launching his picnic table off fort Lauderdale Beach

Photo - Ron Kern

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Van flying the fin

Photo - Ron Kern

 

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Ron Kern blasting away

Photo - Van

 

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Van

Photo - Ron Kern

 

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Danny and Ron Training in the morning

 

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Ron kern trying out new equipment

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Van with his new Roberts Formula board

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Danny and Antonio training on their formula boards

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Danny and Bruno sailing together

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Late evening sunset action

 

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Rod blazing in impressing the locals

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Ron Carving a gybe on his test rig

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The three Fort Lauderdale Formula pioneers, Danny, Van and Ron 

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Colleen - Fort Cat44's hot weather babe!

Photo - Rod Pitt

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There's something really beautiful about a cute girl on a board.

Wave Windsurfing Action


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Ron getting ready to launch

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Great Wave action like this doesn't happen too often

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Ron blasting in on his wave board

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Rod Pitt blasting past the camera