On this months edition of the FLBS Podcast, we are joined via Skype in Hawaii by Sam Bittner. Sam is the organizer of the American Windsurfing Tour and shares how the fledgling tour got started and plans for the future. Then, Brad Muise of FLX Kiters based in Geneva joins to talk about kite boarding, equipment and why Seneca Lake is such a great venue for board sports.
Doug Willard and Jason Gordon welcome long-time kiteboarder Lynn Davis to the studio. Lynn gives us his insight into kiteboarding on the water and ice of the Finger Lakes. Also, a review of a pair of wetsuits and why Lynn wears a wet suit that was once donned by Kevin Costner.
In the inaugural episode of the Finger Lakes Board Sports Podcast learn about your hosts, Doug Willard and Jason Gordon, and their love of Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, and Paddleboarding right here in the Finger Lakes region. Learn about how to get starting in board sports and a review of a wind meter for your smartphone.
Did you know the Finger Lakes region is one of the most ideal regions in the world to enjoy a wide-variety of board sports such as windsurfing, kite-boarding , paddleboarding and ice boarding? From the unique waters of the Finger Lakes, each with their own characteristics and personality, to the raging waters of Lake Ontario, the diversity of offerings our region has to offer sets us apart.
The all new Finger Lakes Board Sports podcast will cover it all. Geared towards the die-hard athletes as well as those interested in getting involved in these sports, this monthly podcast will feature local reports, tips, product reviews, interviews, and much more.
The podcast will be hosting by Doug Willard and Jason Gordon.
Doug Willard has been windsurfing since the age of 12 and regularly travels the area looking for the best conditions. He is passionate about getting outdoors and playing in the real world, as well as helping others to do the same. Other pursuits that Doug enjoys include Stand Up Paddleboarding, Long board Skateboarding, and biking.
Jason Gordon was a disillusioned windsurfer looking to increase his session frequency when he decided to switch over to kitesurfing in 2009. Coupled with his love of nature and extreme weather, kitesurfing has since found him chasing the wind regionally and to destinations as far south as Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. Like Doug, Jason also enjoys other sports including surfing, SUP, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and tennis.
The debut episode of the Finger Lakes Board Sports Podcast will air at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 20, 2014 on the FingerLakes1.TV Internet Broadcasting Network.
To watch live, look for the link for the live show at FingerLakes1.com, or browse directly to FingerLakes1.TV. The podcast will also be broadcast live on YouTube. To access the show in your activity stream, subscribe to ‘FingerLakes1.com’ on YouTube. After our initial episodes are posted this podcast will become available on iTunes and Stitcher.com. Until then, the audio-only version of each episode is available for streaming or download right here, at our show homepage.
We hope you will enjoy the podcast!