Windang Beach: plenty of windsurfing waves

The New South Wales Wavesailing Association is getting ready to hold its first ever event based at Windang Beach, between 16th-17th November.

After many seasons of serving as a backup venue, Windang Beach has been chosen to host an event on the NSW Wavesailing Association Series, with 7 Mile Beach, Gerroa working as a backup venue. Hype is building within the wavesailing community.

The second stop of the series will attract the best NSW wave sailors, such as former world champion and Olympian Jessica Crisp, current Australian vice-champion Michael Westra, and last season's overall second place finisher and winner at Windang, Duncan Osbourne.

"Windang is a great spot, and we're all excited about the upcoming event at Windang. Last year, we saw how good it can get", says Osbourne.

Last season two events were relocated to Windang and both turned out to be huge successes. However for the new season an exciting, yet controversial new format has been introduced where competitors will sail all day rather than in structured heats.

"I am implementing a total change in mindset for the association. The aim is to increase the participation at each event", says Michael Westra, president of the New South Wales Wavesailing Association.

"The new format will be less daunting for new members and will be more appealing to current ones".

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