The 2012 American Windsurfing Tour is coming together with the following dates lined up, words from AWT Director, Sam Bittner…
Looking Back, Looking Forward:
We had an excellent turn-out at all events. Santa Cruz had 76 competitors, Pistol River had 86, San Carlos 25, and Maui a whopping 107 competitors. Unfortunately the Hatteras Wave Jam was canceled due to Hurricane Irene, but we are looking forward to competing there next year. In all, there were 223 different windsurfers registered for the 2012 AWT. Congratulations to all who participated!
Media coverage was great this year as well. There were over 115,000 views of the live cast from the Maui contest and we can look forward to seeing coverage of the event on Ocean Paddler TV and the Hawaiian Airlines in flight video starting in February. We are bringing windsurfing back into the eye of the public.
I had a blast organizing the events and have already started preparing for next year.
2012 AWT Windsurfing Tour dates
> Santa Cruz Classic: May 3rd-6th
> Pistol River Wave Bash: June 14th-17th
> San Carlos Cactus Cup: July 28th-August 4th
> Hatteras Wave Jam: September 12th-15th
> Maui Makani Classic: October 25th- November 3rd
The event sites may be the same as last year but there’s plenty new and exciting things to look forward to:
> Prize Money – The Expert division will now be called Professional with prize money on the line at each stop.
> Live Casting of US Events – Competitons will be broadcast live on the internet so the action can be followed all over the world.
> Grand Masters Division Added – Windsurfers over the age of 55 will now have their own time on the water.
> New AWT Website coming soon – a new-look site with all the info you need to know about the AWT.
> Facebook Fan Page – Be sure to follow this link and click ‘LIKE’
Register today for one or all the events atamericanwindsurfingtour.com. It will be another exciting year of wavesailing around the US.