April 11, 2004



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President Phil grabs some air
PHOTO: Danny Alvarez


President Phil duck-jibing
PHOTO: Danny Alvarez


A big HOLA from Rob Rubinoff
PHOTO: Danny Alvarez


President Phil mid-vulcan
PHOTO: Danny Alvarez


Rob Rubinoff speeds on bye...
PHOTO: Danny Alvarez



The SFBSA has been renamed to SFWA, the South Florida Windsurfing Association. The move was made in an effort to clarify our association's focus in the eyes of the non-windsurfing public.

Moving to a shorter, more clearly defined name will also provide for better branding opportunities and clear distinctions from other wind-powered sports such as kite-boarding.

As part of the overall re-branding effort, we have already begun work on creating a new and improved website which we hope will go a long way in better fostering community involvement and furthering the goals and objectives of the association.

The name of the organization for legal purposes however will remain SFBSA.


The SFWA would like to welcome the following new members:

  • Angel Domenech
  • Gordon Langer
  • Ben Verloop
  • Ian VanWalleghem
  • Marvin List
  • Pepper Shapiro
  • Robert Gordon
  • Lockwood Pirie
  • Ted Hettler
  • Joe Pachowitz
  • Aldo Iturrey

Thank you all for participating and welcome to our club!!!


On March 20, 2004, close to 200 fellow wind-addicts dotted the shores of Biscayne Bay in their pursuit of great gear bargains and the chance to catch-up with old and new friends alike.

Ovidio, Owner of Sailboards Miami commented:

...there were happy buyers and sellers, the road was clear so County officials were happy. It was great to see so many new as well as old faces including the old SFBSA president (Adam Locke) and previous and new directors. A sense of camaraderie and good will was in the air and was compounded later on by seeing close to 90 sails out at Virginia Key beach. It was a great day overall and I personally like to say thanks for the support of the community.

We'd like to echo Ovidio's comments and praise for all those who helped make the 2004 Spring Swap-Meet such a roaring success


Your SFWA Board of Directors is in the final stages of preparation for what we feel will be a fantastic May event.

Although the details may change slightly, we've proposed a 'long-distance' cruise to one of South Florida's most serene and beautiful islands, Boca Chita Key. A former hideaway for the rich and famous in the early 1900s, Boca Chita is now Biscayne National Park's most popular island.


Boca Chita Lighthouse

Situated some 6 miles to the ENE of Homestead Bayfront Park, Boca Chita has fantastic beach, BBQ and camping facilities. Depending on the weather, we will be sailing from either Homestead Bayfront Park or Matheson Hammock. We'll have a few powerboats in tow that will carry BBQ supplies, any non-windsurfers and ensure that we all make it safe and sound.

Once we arrive at Boca Chita, we'll have an afternoon of sailing, fishing, snorkeling and great food and drink!

Boats will return participants and their gear back to Miami later that day, or if you'd like, pack some camping gear and spend the night!

If mother nature doesn't bring us a fresh breeze to aid our passage across the bay, we still plan on making it over to Boca Chita via powerboat for a day trip.

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