Oh boy oh boy oh boy! We're only a month away from Frisco Woods Windfest in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Windfest is the most WONDERFUL extended weekend of the year. It's so many things: windsurfing, camping, the beginning of summery southern weather, friends old and new, free beer, barbecues, bonfires, pizza, my birthday... Did I mention windsurfing?
Here's the deal: Every year in late April, a bunch of windsurfers from all over the Eastern US and Canada pack up their vans and trailers and migrate to Frisco Woods Campground for an epic, 4 day gathering. Equipment manufacturers like Starboard send representatives to the event with giant u-haul trailers full of the lastest model-year windsurfing toys, which they let you SAIL FOR FREE! They even have lessons for kids, significant others, etc. Note- pictures swiped from someone else.
They also have a sports video company come and shoot pictures and video of everybody from a little boat, then they play the video on a big screen at night so you can stoke your ego by watching yourself whiz by the camera again and again, all while warming your buns around a campfire and drinking free budweiser.
Last year I had a blast riding the Starboard Serenity and Apollo and the Exocet Kona and I actually bought a Kona on the way home. Score!
If you're an East-Coast windsurfer and you haven't made windfest plans yet, get on the ball! It's a ridiculous deal because you get all the windsurfing toys and beer for free and you only have to pay for the camping. As an added bonus, all the east-coast windsurfing bloggers are going to be there this year for an in-real-life sailing and bullshitting session. Sweet!
Caught in the act: RISE 2014
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