LATEST NEWS: The 4th Annual ECWF Cape Cod will take place on September 17-18, 2016 at Kalmus Beach in Hyannis. Join us for two fun days of racing and freestyle competition!
Our special guest this year will be Boris Vujasinovic, the fastest windsurfer in the US. Last year, Boro reached a top speed of 51.16 knots in the speed channel in Lüderitz. That's about 2-3 times as fast as typical windsurfing speed! Boro will give speed tips in a Q&A session during the event - come and learn how to windsurf faster!
The first long distance race in Avon, Cape Hatteras, on April 20, 2016 was a huge success, with more than 100 windsurfers competing in 2 races (each 10 miles long!). PWA Pro Kurosh Kiani won the Men's Open class, ECWA director Nina Schweikardt won the Women's Open class. Many thanks to ECWA director Mike Burns and long-time sponsor Makani Fins for organizing the race as part of the OBX-Wind week!
--The 3rd Annual ECWF Cape Cod took place on September 19-20, 2015 at Kalmus Beach in Hyannis. 32 racers and 23 freestylers competed over two days in conditions ranging from light winds to fully planing winds. Rich Simons and Pam Levy were crowned as the new King and Queen of the Cape. 2013 PWA World Champion Kiri Thode won the Pro freestyle competition ahead of Australian Rail Ride Master Pierre Coupal, Long Island Legend Mike Burns, and local freestyle Nikita Piankov. Many thanks to all sponsors, competitors, helpers, and everyone who donated to the event!
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