U.S. Windsurfing Nationals Set for Next Week in the Gorge

Spectators will witness world-class windsurfing at the
U.S. Windsurfing National Championships in Hood River on July 23-26

Hood River, ORThe 2012 U.S. Windsurfing Nationals will take place from July 23-26 at the Hood River Event Site, showcasing the nation’s best windsurfers in slalom racing, course racing and freestyle events. Here are just a few of the big names that are scheduled to participate:

Bruce Peterson

U.S. Nationals champion who owns a windsurfing sail brand based in Hood River

Steven Max

Under-17 World Freestyle Champion from Aruba

Tyson Poor

An Oregon resident who has competed around the world

Fiona Wylde

15-year-old from Hood River who is one of the top junior racers in the U.S.

U.S. Nationals Schedule

Monday, July 23

Registration/Check in at Event Site 8-9am – Freestyle Nationals Begin

Tuesday, July 24 to Thursday, July 26

Slalom, Formula and Freestyle Nationals at Event Site

Thursday, July 26

Closing Ceremony 7-9pm at the Marina Park in Hood River


For more information: http://americanwindsurfingtour.com/windsurfing-nationals/


The American Windsurfing Tour puts on this U.S. Windsurfing Event. The American Windsurfing Tour came into existence two years ago following the success of a single event: the 2010 Pistol River Wave Bash near Gold Beach, Ore. That one event spawned an entire five-stop competition tour the following year, which included Santa Cruz (Calif.), Pistol River (Ore.), Baja, Cape Hatteras (N.C.) and Maui, and momentum has just kept building ever since. For 2012, a sixth event in Peru has been added, which will encourage an exchange of athletes for other events between North and South America.


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