Windsurf racing is
designed to maximise the conditions and grabspectator's attention.
traditional yachting triangles are obsolete, racing varies from
ultra-technical course racing coving the entire spectrun of wind
angles, to off the wind slalom blasts with fast 'make or break'
turns, in a series of rapid succession heart grabbing heats.
Whatever the format, racing delivers high speed cut and thrust
competition with a clear winner every time
Take the beauty, dynamic
and natural fluidlty of riding waves,add the power of a
sail and the waves becme ramps, launch pads for stratospheric,
strapped on, warped action. Wave performance lies somewheer between
surfing and hangliding; to many it's the ultimate form of windsurf
competition, to others it's the only way to express personal
freedom on a windsurfer. Whatever your bias, wave sailing delivers
the most radical and innovative freesports action available.
against time: no turns, no bumps, just hyper wind and the flattest
metres of water that you can pray for. The sole desire is a flat
out burn up, faster
than anyone before, faster than any wind driven rider on the
will tell you that water feels like concrete at 40kph: speed
sailors hit it at 80kph plus !
The perfect vehicle
to take the windsurfing spectacle to the people, Indoor
combines high speed racing and spectacular jumping with full
on rock show.
The atmosphere is electric, the light shows insane, a 10,000
strong crowd roars
approval at the big moves and Mexican waves spin round the stadium.
no better way to see the world's best windsurfers and the only
way to get closer is to be in the race
yourself, Indoor leaves you breathless : the ultimate freesports
year sees the birth of a new world cup discipline. The newest
growing discipline of windsurfing has evolved out of wave sailing
and old school
long board freestyling. Windsurfers sailing short boards on flat
water have adapted
moves from these two disciplines, added a few of their own and,
invented Freestyle. Freestyle doesn't require waves or high winds,
it's performe close to shore in
front of huge crowds and has a relaxed feel which the spectators
and competitors love. Freestyle
has it's roots firmly placed in a format of windsurfing that
is accessible for the public both to watch
and to attempt. Freestyle Windsurfing has fallen into line with
Freestyle snowboarding, Freestyle
BMX and can best be described as the equivalent of 'skateboarding
"borrowed" from: world-windsurfig.com