Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Florida Windfest, April 18-19 at Kelly Park

This will be the first year in a while that I've missed Frisco Woods Windfest, the awesome windsurfing festival in Cape Hatteras that has camping and free beer. Last year at Frisco Woods was epic.

All is not lost, however, because there is a FLORIDA WINDFEST the same weekend (April 18-19). It's just an hour up the road from me at Calema Windsurfing and Watersports.

(Picture is from the Midwest Organizers of Windsurfing Website)

The Florida Windfest doesn't have free beer, but the guys from Sandy Point Progressive Sports in Daytona Beach will be there with free gear to demo from Aerotech Sails and Exocet Boards. I don't know if Tinho Dornellas from Calema will be offering free demos of the brands he sells (Maui Sails and Fanatic Boards) or not. And I don't know if any other shops or vendors will be there. But I do know there will be some racing starting at 10 am on Saturday (probably longboard and formula) and that you can charter "Kona ONE" longboards.

There's more info on the Florida Windfest in this thread on the Aerotech Sails forum.

Also, the NEXT Saturday (April 25th) there will be the "Stuart Spring Fling", an informal race starting from the Stuart Causeway in Stuart, FL. The event is being organized by a man named Maui Malone, who has posted the NOR (notice of race) on his website here.

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