Windsurfing (also known as ‘sailboarding’) is a dynamic, challenging water sport, sometimes described as a cross between surfing and sailing, but the experience of riding a board powered by wind feels more like flying.

It’s fun to watch, too.  Experienced windsurfers can perform jumps, inverted loops, spins, and other “freestyle” moves as well as ride the world’s ‘Big Waves’.

There are 5 main disciplines of competitive windsurfing events held by the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA):  Wave, Freestyle, Racing, Super X and Indoor.  Freestyle and Wave are judged competitions.  Olympic Boardsailing, Formula windsurfing, Slalom and SuperX are group races on a course, and Speed Racing is an individual timed race on a straight 500 meter course. 

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The PWA Tour competition held at the North Sea German island of Sylt is one of the biggest and longest running windsurfing events in the world, and should not be missed.  Three main windsurfing disciplines (Slalom, Wave and Freestyle) are featured in extreme conditions — tough onshore winds, 3-4meter big waves and powerful small, choppy waves.

If you missed the live stream broadcast of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam (September 27 – October 7), there’s still time to watch video recordings the competition.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts located on the media player below ↓

 

If you missed the live stream broadcast of 2018 PWA Bruch Boards Tenerife World Cup, there’s still time to watch video recordings of the competition.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts located on the media player below ↓

 

If you missed the live stream broadcast of the 2017 Ocean French Association of Funboard (AFF) Championship, there’s still time to watch video recordings of the competition.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts located on the media player below ↓

 

Watch more great surfing and personal stories on the “Cranking Surf” video channel, a collection of On2In2™ favorite short videos FREE To WATCH, On-Demand

 

 

The Big Wave Tour is big and dangerous, and scaring just watching these amazing athletes take such risks.FREE To WATCH big wave surfing videos, including the amazing world record Big Wave towed-in ride on an 80′ (24m) wave by Rodrigo Koxa (Guaruja, São Paulo, Brazil) at Nazaré, Portugal on November 8, 2017.

 

 

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Posted by Zola Zeester

Zola is a vagabond playmaker, the On2In2™ recreation guru and primary source of inspiration for this article. Currently resides at Zeester Media HQ.

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  1. Hey @mtnmama – Check it out. There’s windsurfing free to watch via On2In2™, September 7 – October 7

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