PWA World Tour: sails are back

The Vietnam PWA Grand Slam has been confirmed as the first stop on the 2011 PWA World Tour. The event will take place in Mui Ne and boasts a €100,000 prize purse to be split between the Freestyle and Slalom disciplines.

Mui Ne is located in the south east of Vietnam, on the south China sea. The area has grown up around the fishing industry, but more recently has become a tourist hot spot thanks to the beaches, bars and restaurants.

The area is increasingly gaining notoriety within the windsurfing world as a result of the reliable seas breezes that blow for over 230 days of the year. Typically the water state is fairly flat, with wind blown chop, and other than some shore break there are rarely waves to be found.

No stranger to competition, Mui Ne has proven its self as a top rated race location, having hosted 11 Fun Cup slalom contests in the past, which frequently attract some of the biggest names in racing.

With idyllic palm fringed beaches and reliable wind, the world’s finest racers and freestylers will kick off the world windsurfing championship in great style.

The 2011 PWA World Tour full calendar will be published soon. Stay tuned with SurferToday.com.