LATEST NEWS: Kiri Thode, the PWA World Champion 2013 and current #2 in the PWA freestyle rankings, will be at the 3rd Annual ECWF Cape Cod on September 19-20, 2015 at Kalmus Beach in Hyannis! Kiri is one of the best freestylers in the world, with regular finishes in the top 3. He invented many amazing freestyle moves, including the Kono and the Kabikichi - here's a picture of Kiri doing a Kono:
More exiting news: new at the ECWF Cape Cod 2015 will be a "SUP/shortboard" class and "Super-X Freeracing" - more ways to have fun for those who don't have a longboard, and all those who just love to go back and forth as fast as you can.
The East Coast Windsurfing Festival Long Island 2015 took place on June 6th and 7th at Heckscher State Park. Over two days, more than 30 windsurfers cometed in racing and freestyle. Many thanks to all competitors, helpers, and sponsors!
The second annual East Coast Windsurfing Festival Cape Cod took place on September 13-14, 2014 at Kalmus Beach in Hyannis. Over two days, 38 competitors and many onlookers had fun participating or watching races, freestyle, and demonstrations by Caesar Finies, the inventor of Flowstyle and one of the best freestylers in the world, to participate at the ECWF. Many thanks to all contributors who helped us raise funds to pay for Caesar's air fare, and to all helpers and sponsors!
The East Coast Windsurfing Festival Long Island took place at Heckscher State Park on June 14-15, 2014. About 30 competitors had lots of fun racing and competing in freestyle. Results are here.
To simplify the organization of future East Coast Windsurfing Festivals, we have formed the East Coast Windsurfing Association (ECWA). The goal of the ECWA is to promote the sport of windsurfing through amateur competions and instructions. In 2014, we plan to have at least two East Coast Windsurfing Festivals: in June in Long Island, and in September on Cape Cod. Windsurfing instruction by US Sailing certified instructors will be available on Cape Cod.
The ECWF Cape Cod in Hyannis on September 14-15, 2013 was a big success. Over two suny days, 34 competitors raced and competed in freestyle heats, watch by numerous spectators on the beach. Periods of very light wind were filled with SUP relay and "long distance" races and the first-ever tow-in freestyle at Kalmus Beach.
Meet the organizers
Mike Burns, organizer of the ECWF Long Island
Nina Schweikardt, ECWF Cape Cod
Dani Sfeir, ECWF Cape Cod
Peter Richterich, ECWF Cape Cod
Thom Herring, ECWF Long Island