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Windfoiling Is Here

Posted on February 10th, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in General Windsurfing News, SDWA News. No Comments

With several windfoils now in San Diego, windfoiling is here.

 

http://www.foilingweek.com/blog/tag/windfoil/

 

 

 

 


The Feeling Of Windsurfing

Posted on September 29th, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in General Windsurfing News, SDWA News. No Comments

I think we all can relate!

 


Kid’s Day At The Hilton!

Posted on July 17th, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in SDWA News. No Comments

 

Had an informal kid’s day today at the Hilton.  Gentle onshore winds & warm water made for some fun kid sailing action.  Let’s get more kids out and grow the sport!

 

 

 



The Advantages of Windsurfing – Why is Windsurfing Awesome?

Posted on June 10th, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in SDWA News. No Comments

The Advantages of Windsurfing – Why is Windsurfing Awesome?

 

 

 


Congratulations Xavier Ferlet National Formula Champion!

Posted on May 28th, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in Racing Results, SDWA News, Uncategorized. No Comments

Xavier bags gold in Formula, silver in Long Distance and bronze in Slalom at the 2016 US Windsurfing Nationals.

By Jerome Samson

For many years in the 1980′s and 1990′s, Corpus Christi’s Oleander Point was the site of the US Open, the brainchild of local windsurfing pioneer Charles Allen and a highlight on the international racing circuit. With the vagaries of event scheduling and competition from other venues, Oleander Point fell off the map a little. It’s a technical venue, with strong breeze and steep cross-chop, and for recreational windsurfers in the area, or those traveling to the region on vacation, the spot became an afterthought on the way to Bird Island Basin in Padre Island Seashore National Park – a much less intimidating location with shallow water for miles and a fantastic windsurfing school to boot (Worldwinds Windsurfing).

Full article here:

http://uswindsurfing.org/2016/05/oleander-point-in-full-bloom/

 

Race results … Read More »


SDWA’ers Windsurf The Desert!

Posted on May 28th, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in General Windsurfing News, SDWA News, Sessions, Uncategorized. No Comments

Last fall a group of SDWA landsailors set out for the desert playa of El Mirage Dry Lake

 


Lake Hodges Windsurfing Access

Posted on March 19th, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in Newsletters, SDWA News. No Comments

Lake Hodges again this year is open to sailing but access to the sailing site remains the same. To sail the lake you either have to sail from Hernandez Hideaway down to the dam or walk about a mile down a road to the old sailing site where there is still the remnants of an old parking lot many of you once frequented. The gate to the parking lot remains locked and access down the road is restricted since the building of the new pump station.

Currently, there are talks between a SDWA Member and Mark kersey to restore the old parking lot and again allow us access to the old sailing site by the dam. The only thing stalling these talks is that there is currently only one person seeking access to the lake and because of that it … Read More »



Windsurfing Tourmaline, San Diego 3-6-15

Posted on March 7th, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in Newsletters, SDWA News, Sessions. No Comments

Decent conditions were bestowed on a few lucky sailors at Tourmaline yesterday the 6th of March.  Winds while everyone was rigging was upwards of 20mph due to a nice Santa Ana breeze coming around Mount Soledad and compressing itself as it came around the point and got sucked into Mission Bay.  Conditions by the time everyone hit the water were around 13-16mph with waves that were 2-3ft in size and relatively soft in shape.  Luckily enough Chuck Mo. was there to document our experience so big thanks for taking his time to take the video and edit it all together!!

Video Below:
Featured Sailors in order of appearance: Andrew C (Ezzy Purple, Blue, wearing helmet), Chuck Ma. (Solid Blue Maui Sails Superfreak), and Dan S (Ezzy Blue and Black with 2 pieces of duct tape on the top)

Also another video taken and … Read More »



Fun Winds Grace San Diego Windsurfers

Posted on March 1st, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in Newsletters, SDWA News, Sessions. No Comments

Friday, the 27th of February, San Diego Windsurfers were graced with pleasant wind conditions as a front that still lingers began to pass through the region.  Winds were averaged from 15-20 S/SW with some higher isolated gusts.  SDWA Sailors split up between a few sailing sites.  A few sailors went to the Hilton.  Dominik on 105l Exocet slalom board and an 8.5 plus 2 other sailors held down Santa Clarita point, and there were a few windsurfers at J Street in the South bay.

The report from the Hilton was the winds were 15-20.  There was Amy on a 5.5, Don on a 6.5, Paul and Kathy on unknown (Thanks for the pictures!), and David Moyal.  The only pictures of the day was from the Hilton and it looked like great smooth water blasting.

At J Street Gregg, Kelly, Chuck Ma., Steve, … Read More »



San Diego Winter Windsurfing Recap 15

Posted on February 21st, by San Diego Windsurfing Association in Newsletters, SDWA News, Sessions. No Comments

It’s been quite a quiet winter this year. Not many storms to speak of and today we stand on the eve before the first promising South Wind event. After about a month of waiting for wind after the last run of wind around the Holidays, the last few weeks have been full of some pretty decent Windsurfing here in San Diego. Here are some of the photos and videos that I (Dan S) took or others that were sent to me. I encourage all members to document any sessions that they feel are noteworthy and submit them to me to be showcased on the website.

Busy Day Windsurfing Sail Bay, San Diego

Video above, taken by Chuck Mo. was from Sunday, February 8th. Sail Bay saw steady and consistent winds and the SDWA were out in force. However so was every other … Read More »