This page contains philosophy; therefore, reflection and
contemplation of one's place in relation to Universal Oneness
may be required. Proceed with caution. You have been warned.)
is an invitation to intimacy with elemental powers you can
not access in any other way. It's more than just a ride
using the wind's power to skim over the water -- it's a
relationship with the Source, the sacred Vis-anima*,
the "soul-moving" force of the universe. You might think
that's a heck of a tall order for what is supposed to be
either a fun, light-hearted, recreational acitivity or an
adrenaline-filled X-game type thing, but, this sport delivers.
You see, on a windsurfing board, there is so little between
you and this Power that its closeness -- its intimacy --
can alter your perceptions of the natural world. I'm serious.
Think about it...
sport is not fed by the constant tug of gravity you feel every
moment of your life.
doesn't use an intrusive, artificial internal combustion engine
one can turn one and off at will.
is not a game with balls, boundaries, and rules to define the
limits of your experience.
noble precursor, wave surfing, this sport is a "different
order" experience. Venture into windsurfing and you will discover
a sport that brings freedom and elevates the soul with every
ride because YOU make it unique each time . This experience
can vary greatly over a wide range from peaceful and sublime
to extreme and radical. Feel the sublte texture of wind and
water on a light-air, low wind day. Humble yourself as you
scream across the whitecaps participating in the relentless
power of a nor'easter. Commune with the sea as you soar in,
through, and above the ocean's surf. There is simply no other
sport as dynamic as windsurfing!
-- Johannes Kepler of Wurttemburg, Germany, in 1594 used the
Latin terms vis (force) and anima (soul) to describe the mystical
power that caused the planets to move in their orbits and,
by extension, all movement of weather and oceans on Earth.
Kepler, a deeply spiritual soul, sought to describe the metaphysical
harmony of the universe, that all creation moves with a delightful
purpose. Sometimes -- especailly when windsurfing -- I feel
he did a better job than all modern astrophysicists and theologians