Hatteras Goes the Distance!

The East Coast Windsurfing Association, in cooperation with Makani Fins, hosted a windsurfing festival in Hatteras a couple of weeks ago, and it was a success beyond all expectations! Slalom and freestyle clinics were on the menu with seasoned pros, along with a GPS contest (34.57 kts top speed over 100 m!), but the ‘piece de resistance’ was a 16 km long distance race that took all competitors all the way to the reef and back, twice! It was such a hoot that they ran the whole thing twice too. Everyone is already looking forward to the sophomore edition next year!

“We were expecting 20 people in order to have the event, and all of a sudden there’s 30 people, 40 people, and then we come down to Hatteras and there’s a line out the front door of Ocean Air with people signing up… and we ended up with 106!” – event co-organizer Mike Burns

PWA star Kurosh Kiani won the race, ahead of Dan Preece and Arnold Roest. All results here.

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Winner Kurosh Kiani crossing the finish line! (credit: Windsurfer Photos)

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Defi Wind in Hatteras? Crowded Start Line! (photo credit: Rafal Leonczuk)

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Fun at the awards ceremony! (credit: OBX-WIND)

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