The Australia Day Weekend, 23rd-26th January, will see the inaugural Longboard Windsurfing Festival happening on the East Coast of Australia. [more]This event includes the Raceboard Oceanic Championships, which will be held at Illawarra Yacht club and the National Windsurfer One Design Championships which will be held at Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club.

On the East Coast of Australia seabreezes prevail from the North East consistently and a cool Southerly change usually once a week in the month of January. It’s a fairly safe bet that we will see a daily average of 12-15knots at both locations, however this summer the ‘Black’ Nor-easter (25-30 knots) has reared its head on a number of occasions which could make things interesting.

Both of these events will cater for all levels from elite to beginners and will be a heap of fun. If you’re local, make sure you grab your longboard and get down for a sail and join in the fun. If you can’t make it, enjoy an online experience through, showcasing results, photos & video.

Further information on the Festival and the two locations can be also found at