Hanalei Sailboard’s windsurfing instructors Foster Ducker and Keith Morrison — Anini Beach — Circa 1988

Hanalei Sailboard’s windsurfing instructors Foster Ducker and Keith Morrison — Anini Beach — Circa 1988

Pierre encouraged me to buy an extra rig as he was sure someone would want it. The rig was sold before it even got to Kauai. Soon the extra bedroom in my Princeville house was full of new equipment for sale. Jimmy Lewis, a new friend and shaper I had met, was in my garage shaping the world's greatest sailboards under the Cowden Hawaii label. Windsurfing equipment was improving on a weekly basis and cars were lining up the street. We pioneered new windsurfing spots all over Kauai. Every morning we listened to George Mason's weather report on KGU radio and consequently became quite astute at forecasting the wind and waves. It was an exciting time.