The next day was beautiful but zero wind. I am sure I wasn’t the only windsurfer on the beach happy for a rest! With the sun shining it was time to show off our goods, and out came the beach tents and flags and the industry put on a fantastic show of the latest and greatest gear. It is such a contrast, but this is what makes the event so special. The stage is utilized nonstop throughout the day with prize giveaways and presentations, including boards handed out to lucky competitors all chosen at random based on your contest vest number. Throughout the day there are non-stop interviews with competitors with the first question always being, “where are you from?” With over 35 countries taking part it truly is a global affair, with 30 odd making the trip from the UK. What is also great to see is the number of youths taking part with 130 of the fleet under 18.
As the afternoon turns into the evening things start to heat up. There are parties every night, but this has all the makings of a big one. No wind tomorrow and a day of relaxing and beer drinking on the beach. Sure enough the music starts to pump out and the party tent is rammed. We go exploring to check the other bars in the event site and they are all pumping. This is as much about the social as it is about the windsurfing and the party rages until the early hours.