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:
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).
Burning Man Festival
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.
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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.