General Windsurfing News
With several windfoils now in San Diego, windfoiling is here.
The proposed expansion of the Bahia Hotel will close the access road out to the windsurf launch if it is voted on by City Council and then finally the Coastal Commission. Individual actions by SDWA members are to write each council member and tell them what you think AND come out on March 10th at 8:30 am to sail/paddle/kayak or just be on the beach to support those who oppose the expansion. For info: http://www.keepmissionbaypublic.org/
I think we all can relate!
Our windsurfing brothers in San Francisco (along with our own Xavier Ferlet) have been up to some excellent slalom racing.
Check out these great clips!
Last fall a group of SDWA landsailors set out for the desert playa of El Mirage Dry Lake
A big congratulations to our very own SDWA member Xavier GBR451 for winning the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge race in San Francisico Formula division. The Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race is a multicraft downwind sprint from the Golden Gate Birdge to the Bay Bridge on San Francisco Bay. The field includes skiffs, kites, cats, trimarans and windsurfers. Here is a play by play direct from Xavier’s blog!
This was my first Bridge to Bridge race, so I didn’t really know what to expect. All I knew about this famous race was that legends such as Micah Buziani had held the record for many years before the Kites smashed the record. Johnny Heineken had run the whole course on one tack last year on a Hydrofoil Kite in the record time of 16 minutes I think. With all Those histories floating in my … Read More »
Essentially the AWT is the result of one person’s ( Sam Bittner) effort to re-ignite interest in wave-sailing competitions in the USA. Every year the AWT holds events in Santa Cruz, Pistol River, Peru, Punta San Carlos, Cape Hatteras and Maui. They also participate in other windsurfing events around and about, such as at the Gorge. The number of competitors ranges from 40-100 depending on location. They have divisions for Pro, Amateurs, Masters (>45), Grand Masters (>55), Women and Youth.
For those of you who don’t know what the AWT is – see http://americanwindsurfingtour.com
It was a tough week at the AWT in Punta San Carlos for both competitors and especially the organizers with a lack of consistent wind. PSC is located about 350 miles south of San Diego down Baja Hwy 1. If you do not stay at Solo Sports , which … Read More »
2014 Pacasmayo Classic, Peru from American Windsurfing Tour on Vimeo.
Logo to mast high sets were steam rolling their way from the point all the way down through to the El Faro Adventure Resort and beyond. It was lining up to be a special day. Bernd Roediger, Morgan Noireaux, Levi Siver, and Kevin Pritchard were set for an epic showdown. They were battling for the top 2 positions to see who would square off in the man on man Final. Check out some of the awesome wave-sailing action!