Fall and Winter and fast approaching in the Norther hemisphere, that means down under summer is just approaching. Check out this preview for the NSW Wavesailing tour which includes 5 events, and looks to attract new and seasoned wavesailors. If you’re down in Australia check out one of the events and have fun!
The event dates are as follows:
Event 1 – Flat Top Ballina; Saturday 5th – Monday 7th October
Event 2 – Windang (Based in Windang); – November 16th – 17th
Event 3 – Wanda; December 7th – 8th
NSW State Titles – Gerroa; Thursday February 13th – Sunday 16th
Event 4 – Gerroa; March 1st – 2nd
Found out more at nswwavesailning.org
If you’re going to be at one of the events get in touch with us, we’d love to share your story!
The OTC powered by Puravida Boardriders has teamed up with Tushingham and Starboard to offer you the unique opportunity to test all the latest Speed and Slalom kit available.
For the month of March this will only cost you £10 an hour without having to register for membership and you will have the ability to swap your equipment as many times as you would like during the period so you can test as much as you would like.
More information on the models available to test HERE.
Look for some wind, waves and warmth in March? Why not check out Tarifa and the Tarifa Windsuring Festival! The event takes place from March 27th to 31st and ahs been running for a few years, and draws a few of the top Pros from all over the World. More info coming soon, or check out Only SUP Tarifa on Facebook for more info. (Spanish Language)
Registration for the 13th annual Defi Wind is now open. The event see over one thousand competitors and is the World’s premier, and largest participation long-distance windsurfing event and festival. The event runs from May 9th to 12th 2012 in Gruissan, in the South of France.
Head over to defiwind.com for more.
A few hours ago, the first of 3 contests for the Red Bull Storm Chase got the go ahead. 10 riders are headed to Ireland, trying to beat the storm that is expected to hit Ireland West Coast on Sunday. Boardseeker who are familiar with Ireland are saying swell could reach 30-40 feet, with winds up to force 10, that’s around 50 knots. It should be a gnarly contest, and we’ll keep you posted with updates when ever possible. The Red Bull Storm Chase website will go Live tomorrow, featuring frequent updates and videos.
Mark your calendars. The 2013 AWT Tour Dates have been updated. After a very successful 2010, 2011, and 2012, the American Windsurfing Tour is ready to charge on to year 4 of the tour. Check out the updated schedule and sign up today!
They are even offering a season’s pass for the whole tour at a discounted rate.
Head over t the AWT website to register and pay to secure your 2013 Season Pass.
With 12 tour stops, 6 wave events, 6 slalom events, and 4 or 5 freestyle events, the PWA Tour is increasing. The biggest additions are Chile and South Africa where we could very well see some awesome down the line sailing. According to Robby Swift active PWA sailor and organizer of the PWA Chile event there is a three year contract set, so we should be seeing a stop in Chile for at least the next few year!
Freestylers should get more chances to compete this year with Holland set to host a freestyle and slalom event in September. Fingers are also crossed for a PWA Vietnam stop for the freestylers, which would bring them the much wanted 5th stop.
With the growth of the PWA and several other professional tours happening around the World, the sport is looking strong!