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The AWT Goya Windsurfing Festival Rocked – Here’s 5 Reasons Why

Travelling all the way to Santa Cruz, California for a windless windsurfing contest sucks right? …Wrong!

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GOYA WINDSURFING FESTIVAL 2014 Santa Cruz – no wind. from American Windsurfing Tour on Vimeo.

 

Daniel Macaulay was at AWT Goya Windsurfing Event in Santa Cruz and is here tell us why it rocked:

Dan Macaulay and Sam Bittner. Image credit AWT/Si Crowther.

A few months ago, I decided to make the trip to Santa Cruz in North California for the AWT Goya Windsurfing Festival with my buddy Paddy. The American Windsurfing Tour has really been building momentum over the past few years and we loved the idea of mixing a wave sailing contest with the opportunity to experience some genuine Nor Cal culture. We knew that the past two AWT events in Santa Cruz had both scored good conditions but the wind was very dependent on a local thermal effect.

Unfortunately we got a good taste of what the locals call ‘the June gloom’; a thick fog that prevents the land from heating up meaning that ultimately, we got no wind for the duration of the contest.

In spite of this, it was one of the best contests that I’ve been to. Here’s five good reason why:

When there’s no wind… eat pizza.

Maybe this pic explains what happened to Boujmaa.

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