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Submitted photo Al Seltz, windsurfing on Lake Le Homme Dieu in Douglas County, Minn., early in the spring of 1961. This photo was used in an ad in the magazine section of the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune around June 1, 1961. Seltz was sales manager for Viking Plastics and set up Sail King dealers from Michigan to the Dakotas. Unfortunately, the company did not survive.

Sorry, Wikipedia, but you're wrong Otter Tail County man says windsurfing started in Minnesota, not California

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Few people know that an 81-year-old Otter Tail County resident claims to be the inventor of windsurfing: standing up while sailing a surfboard. Yet, if you let Al Seltz of Fergus Falls explain himself, it all seems logical if not inevitable: a Minnesota lake, not Pacific wave crests, hosted the very first wind-powered surfboarding.

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