Retiring from windsurfing seems impossible when I have spent the last 35 years, all of my adult life, creating windsurfers and nurturing the sport I truly love.
Windsurfing has been very good to me and was the backbone of everything Southport grew to be. If not for windsurfing, we would have never gained the passion we have for Skateboarding, Snowboarding and Standup Paddling. It has been a ride I would not trade for anything. I will never forget the many many customers and windsurfers who have become lifelong friends the and great sailing places all over the world I was able to visit.
It is time though to take time for myself to nurture my grandsons, to spend time on the water and to be a windsurfer again.
I would like to keep going and will probably keep teaching, but it is time for me to work less and play more. My business will continue under capable hands, but they don’t have the windsurfing passion needed. I will not be retiring from the business for at least 2 more years, but if I want time away, I need to stop selling windsurfing. I will take the next 6 months to liquidate my stock, so give me a call if you see anything you can use. I have many used boards, sails, masts and booms. I will make a list of those items soon.
Thank you all for your support. See you on the water.
UPDATED 12/30/2016: JP AUSTRALIA CLOSEOUTS UPDATED
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