Middles, 1982 — By Tex Wilson — “Planing jibe on my first personally shaped windsurfer and first rig. Check out the Iwa burnt ironwoods.” - Charlie

Without any intention or plan, my hobby soon became a business and it wasn’t long before it outgrew the Princeville neighborhood. I rented a tiny space from Mr. Ching behind Na Pali Properties in the Ching Young Village and changed the name to Cowden Sailboards. Official hours were 9am until noon. That location was more of a clubhouse for windsurfers, a place to eat breakfast, check the weather and then head out to Tunnels or wherever it was going to be windy.