2015 Top MIDP Pictures & Sessions

This is always one of my favorite posts of the year.  It gives me a chance to go back and relive some of the amazing sessions and scenery that the lakeshore provided over the last year.  When there is snow on the ground like there is now, the summer kiteboarding feels like an eternity ago.  So, without further ado, here are my top pictures in no particular order and why.

 

Cabarete, DR, at the end of February 2015. Just an amazing week of kiteboarding.
Cabarete, DR, at the end of February 2015.   Just an amazing week of kiteboarding.  Nice clean waves out at the reef, huge fun shorebreak, wind in the 20 to 25 knot range and 75 degree water everyday.

 

A north wind day this past spring. Side off in Grand Haven. Some of the nicest waves I've SUP'D
A north wind day this past spring. Side off wind in Grand Haven. Some of the nicest waves I’ve ever SUP’D.  Obviously I crashed alot!

 

Actually surfing for the first time really
Actually catching a wave

 

 

Storm rolling into Grand Haven this summer
Storm rolling into Grand Haven this summer

 

A lightwind session turned into a powered boosting session right at sunset late spring
A lightwind session turned into a powered boosting session right at sunset late spring

 

Das Machine shredding some waves on a downwinder during one of the windiest days this fall
Das Machine shredding some waves on a downwinder during one of the windiest days this fall.  Conditions were great for riding, but not for taking pictures.  You can watch a short shaky video HERE

 

Sunset after the session of the year for me. Clean huge waves in Muskegon this fall with 30 knot + wind
Sunset after the session of the year for me. Clean huge waves in Muskegon this fall with 30 knot +  wind

 

Warmest, windiest day I've had in Grand Haven
Warmest, windiest day I’ve had in Grand Haven,  We had a 80 degree, 25 knot south wind in July

 

Believe it or not this was the first year we have ever kited in December
Believe it or not this was the first year we have ever kited in December

 

North Beach 259
Trying to throw some spray here but I also like the monster wave out further. Gives a good idea of how big the waves were this day

 

Finally a sunset from Mkg St Pk. Never gets old
Finally, a fall sunset from Muskegon State Part.  It never gets old

 

Photo Credits to DP, Tiff, and Roger

Have a safe and happy new year!  Hopefully see you out in 2016!