In the beginning of July, the Shaka Windsurfing Center at the Conca D´Oro, Torbole, Lake Garda will run a kids camp and the legendary jumping contest.

We met Mikel Slijk, the event organizer and school owner, just before the event to have a chat (Pic:


Camp date: 2.- 6.6.2012

Minimum skills to take part: waterstart and windsurfing in the straps


The PWA Freestyle World Champion 2011 Steven van Broeckhoven will also be there to give the participants his “Worldchampiontips”.  Additional coaches will be Surf Magazine editor Steve Chismar, freestyle legend Frank Lewisch, Funboard Italia chief editor Fabio Calo and Moabio Arujo de Tomasi.


The best young gun can qualify for the Bump & Jump event, which will take place directly after the camp. The competitors have to jump over a wave, which gets produced by a motorboat. A professional photographer will take shots and the best shot wins!


In case you are interested to attend the camp, please get in contact with the Shaka team. Just mail the Shaka crew:



The Young Gun Poster.