Breaking news… US Nationals Back on

Sam Bittner (organizer of the AWT wave tour), the CGWA and a group of Hood River locals have launched operation “Rescue the Nationals”! and…

The event is back! 

The US Nationals take place at the Event Site in Hood River, Oregon from July 23rd-26th.  Classes for the event include Slalom, Formula and the Freestyle Nationals.  Entry fees are $100 before July 1st, and $150 after, a second discipline is $50.  So pay now and you’ll have a few extra bucks to buy a little something extra from the sponsor Big Winds.

It is presented by the American Windsurfing Tour with sponsorship from Big Winds, Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association, and Sailworks.

Registration is now open at

Red Bull Soulwave 2012

The Red Bull Soulwave 2012 will take place June 22-24th in Klitmoller, Denmark.  The event is a mixed SUP and windsurf event.  It hasn’t run since 2005 but is making it legendary return for 2012.  Found out more at

JP & Lake Garda Events

Lake Garda and JP are hosting a few exciting events over the summer. The events include the now legendary Young Gun Camp, July 2nd – 3rd, and the Shaka Bump & Jump Contest July 7 – 8. Both events will be hosted at Shaka! The famous windsurf centre in Torbole, Lake Garda, is not only one of the biggest in Italy or the world, but its owner Mikel Slijk is also very active organizing both events for 2012.

* YOUNG GUN CAMP – 2-6. July

* BUMP & JUMP – 7-8. July

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Spin It To Win It with Andy Bubble Chambers

A special ONE OFF Freestyle Clinic with 4 x British Freestyle Champion Bubble will run in Vass from the 24th – 30th June. This week will run separately from the normal week at Club Vass. We will eat, sleep and breathe freestyle!!

All aspects of freestyle will be covered from the pop, all the way through to the most advanced freestyle moves known to man!! As well as freestyle kit set up and competitions. Chats from the legendary Jay Haysey from Globalshot Pictures about getting the right shot and marketing yourself. He’ll also be getting awesome pictures and video of everyone.

WARNING!! This week is not for the faint hearted with lots of adrenaline pumping activities, such as mountain biking and wakeboarding. Also, some Suping and Yoga for the chillout sessions too! But mainly the week is about having fun, learning lots and windsurfing as much as possible.

Social evenings will include meals out in the awesome town of Vassiliki and not forgetting the world renowned Club Vass BBQ and social evenings.

Video and on the water coaching will be done everyday and debriefed around the bar in the evenings (depending on wind and other social activities!) All of the video footage will be edited into an awesome action pumping movie for you to take home!

There are only 10 places available at the ridiculously low price of £599!!! If you snooze you loose!!

Phone the Club Vass office on 0844 4630191 and book on “Bubble’s Freestyle Week”

Any questions please email Bubble [email protected] 07909868356 

Probably the best week you’ll ever go on!!


Starboard Announces Official PHANTOM 295 International Events

Starboard have announced that the first two official Phantom 295 raceboard events (with charter board hire) are to be run in Yyteri, Finland (June 11th to June 16th 2012) in parallel to theISAF Raceboard Worlds event and at Medemblik, Holland (August 11th to August 19th 2012) alongside the ISAF Raceboard Youth and Masters Worlds.

Starboard Racing R and D Manager and co-developer, Remi Vila, who was instrumental in developing the Phantom, will be attending both events and there is also a third regatta planned for later in the year in Thailand. The Phantom Package was also designed in conjunction with Ben Severne and original creator of the concept Svein Rasmussen.

All details for entry here. View the Phantom 295.

2012 Pistol River Wave Bash Coming Up

The 2012 Pistol River Wave Bash presented by Naish is fast approaching, you better get plans in order to attend the third annual running of the Pistol River Wave Bash on June 14-17, 2012, or at least follow all the news on WindsurfPress. This year Naish has stepped up as the presenting sponsor and with 60 competitors already registered we’re expecting it to be the best one yet, also a good chance Robby will be in attendance. Click here to register online so you can be a part of all the fun.  It’s sure to be a great Event!

2 Dates Confirmed for PWA World Tour Events

A few Dates have just been confirmed for the PWA World Tour.  The Wave event in Pozo Gran Canaria is confirmed for July 2nd to 8th, and the Freestyle and Slalom Gran Slam in Fuerteventura is confirmed for July 20th – 30th.  Although the Gran Canaria event is still not fully confirmed as well as the Tenrife World Cup.

View The Full 2012 PWA Calander

WEPA Cabarete 2012

If you love (or would like to try) windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, SUP, sailing, kayaking and mountain biking all during one week away – Cabarete is offering all this and much more!  WEPA stands for: Wind Energy Playa Ambience, all the things that make Cabarete what it is today!

It is a non-profit event scheduled to take place on Cabarete beach from Monday 28th of May until Saturday 2nd of June 2012.

WEPA is the fruit of the collaboration between some long time established businesses in Cabarete.

WEPA is a showcase of Cabarete’s uniqueness and a fund raiser, to enable young talented local athletes stars to participate in competitions around the world and promote Cabarete there.

Registration for the event is only possible on site – 150 US dollars for the week. For more  information see