|Do the WINDfest thing -- on the beach! -- with Whitecap and the SSI Surf Sailors
It's the 5th annual, full-on event co-sponsored by the Surf Sailors club and Whitecap with the reps and team riders of KONA, Aerotech, Exocet, Epic Gear. We do it all at this one: demo 2011 gear in windsurf and SUP, catamaran ridin' and racin' -- catch a cat ride! -- Clinic style windsurfing instruction, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, party on the beach. Lunch cookout on the beach (about 1:30). This event is equally suitable for the completely inexperienced person as well as the expert. Plenty to do for everyone and anyone.
>>> this Saturday -- June 11 <<<
>> Demo the latest, most advanced windsurfing boards in the world by Exocet and KONA.>> Try standup paddleboards of various shapes and brands in sail or paddle mode. >> Beginner windsurf instruction on the beach. (Advance reservations required. Not for children under 16.**)
Sure, you can bring and ride your own stuff if ya want!
We're ready for you! Just drive through the Surf Sailors "boatyard" -- virtually on the beach -- drop all your gear on the grass inside the fence -- all your water toys and cooler, chairs, umbrella, spouses, children, etc -- then park in the lot right out the gate. Walk back in and you are on the scene, baby! Directions are here!
Steve Gottlieb, the Aerotech/Exocet/KONA brand manager/designer will be on the scene, as will John Ingebritsen, team-rider and light wind, wave-sailing virtuoso. They will assist you on getting wet on the new stuff. And Marty Gottlieb will be there to keep them on-task.
Did I mention free lunch? Right on the beach? Sweet.
We are trying to get a rough idea of how many people might be attending this event, so drop me a email if you think you might come.
(** Restrictions on all activities may apply to children under 17 due to issues including the following: judgement and safety in a crowded beach setting on a summer weekend, swimming confidence, appropriate size equipment for smaller bodies, insurance and legal liability.)