windsurfing in the dust storm - burning-man 2006


Windsurfing in the dust storm

I had to stop for a while, visibility was really too low!

Scott London took these other photos of me windsurfing on the playa:
www.­scottlondon.­com/­photo/­burningman2006/­067.­html
www.­scottlondon.­com/­photo/­burningman2005/­025.­html

Check the photos i took of other people using my windsurf gear on the playa!

Sadly all my land sailing gear got stolen (yes, stolen!) last year at Burning Man 2007 (board, 2 sails, 2 carbon masts, 2 booms, streamers), more than $1500 worth of equipment.­ The equipment was stolen just before the dust storm on Friday afternoon, near 8:00 and Esplanade in front of the minigolf camp.­ I filed a police report.­ Any information about this equipment is welcome, e.­g.­ maybe you have seen your neighbors coming to their camp with all this gear?

I don't know if I'll have the heart to do that again.­.­.­

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2006 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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Black Rock City, Nevada, USA

Burning Man Festival

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Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

Burning Man 2006 photos by Tristan Savatier.­

All those photos are Copyright © by Tristan Savatier - All Rights Reserved.­ Reproduction or use is not authorized without written permission of the copyright owner. Contact me for licensing conditions.­

Hi-resolutions photos with no watermark are available for editorial use.­

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.