2018 Watersport Fun Fest – Mayo Beach

by Mike McCormick On Sunday July 1st BABA teamed up with several other sponsors to hold the 6th Mayo Beach Fun Fest.  July weather was out in full force with tons of sun, temps in the very high 80’s and a light southerly breeze.  Everyone was looking for shade and we all couldn’t wait to […]

Reflections on a Week at ABK

by Dave Turner I was thrilled to be the 2017 winner of a free ABK Boardsports Windsurfing Clinic, generously donated to BABA by ABK owner, Andy Brandt. For those unfamiliar with ABK, they offer windsurfing clinics at most major US windsurfing sites and in the Caribbean, typically in shallow water sites to facilitate learning without […]

Mayo Beach Fun Fest – 2017

On Sunday July 9th BABA teamed up with several other sponsors to hold the 5th Mayo Beach Fun Fest.  Low 80 degree temperatures and low humidity made it a perfect day at Mayo beach watching ships and yachts on the bay, a new family of osprey and lots of first time windsurfers and stand-up paddlers. […]

ABK Trip Report: October 2016, Waves, NC

by Leon Turkevich “Release the front hand all the way.” “All the way?” “Yep. All the way.” In fact, I don’t release the front hand “all the way” as instructed, and the sail slams me backward off the board. Tom Lepak from ABK patiently explains that I fell back because I still had some pressure […]

Mayo Beach Fun Fest 2016 – It was fun!

by Mike McCormick On Saturday June 25th BABA teamed up with several other sponsors to hold the 5th Mayo Beach Fun Fest.  The weather couldn’t have been better with low 80 temperatures, a light North Easterly breeze, perfect water temperature and not a jelly fish in sight. With 21 BABA members attending and 18 other […]

Mayo Beach – 2016 Watersports Fun Fest

by Mike McCormick The Mayo Beach 2016 Watersports Fun Fest is planned for June 25th from 11:00 to 3:00. This year marks that 6th annual Watersport Fun Fest at Mayo Beach Park.  This event has been organized by BABA and co-sponsored with East of Maui, Annapolis Community Boating, Outdoor Architects and Anne Arundel County Recreation […]

Hatteras Calling – Still a Few Spaces Available!

by Coby Leyden BABA Hatteras Trip Coordinator email me! Fellow Windsurfers, We still have openings available for our May 7-14 Hatteras Spring Trip. That’s a bit unusual, as we often fill up by now. Perhaps it’s the change in dates from April to May. I know, I know: it takes a while to adjust the […]

ABK Clinic/November 7-10, 2013

by Tom Beckman After hearing all the scoop on ABK clinics, I finally did one at Bird Island Basin, North Padre Island, 10 miles south of Corpus Christi. It was a bit chilly, 60’s and falling in the water even with a 3mil wetsuit made me gasp. I have to say the clinic experience was […]