There were already rumors about a possible AWT (American Windsurfing Tour) event on Cape Verde last year, now AWT tour director Sam Bittner confirmed the event and it will take place from February 23rd till March 8th 2015. It’s a two week waiting period during a pretty good time in terms of swell and wind. And it’s the first time for the AWT touching ground in Africa and it’s a premiere having an event that early in the season.
The AWT goes into their 5th year and will see 7 wave events on Sal, Santa Cruz, Pistol River, Baja California, Peru, Cape Hatteras and Maui. 2010 was their first year starting with the event at Pistol River. Since then the tour grew to 6 events with the best 4 results counting in 2013 and 2014. Events were held at North America including Hawaii, Mexico and South America.
The following windsurfer are already confirmed for the event: Francisco Goya, Kevin Pritchard, Kai Katchadourian, Marcilio Browne, Russ Faurot, Dario Ojeda, Vickey Abbot, Katie McAnena and Sam Bittner.
And following age groups/divisions will see happen: Youth U21, Women, Pros (no age limits), Amateurs (no age limits), Masters (45 – 54 years), Grandmasters (55+ years)