Summer is NOT over! The days may be getting shorter as Labor Day and the 30th Annual Wind Power Championships approach, but at Wind Power there is a lot of Summer left for Sailing, Kiting, Paddling. You are also cordially invited to participate in the Wind Power Surf Shop's Summer is NOT Over Sale, get some great deals and get out to enjoy some of the best conditions of the year with warm water and increasing winds.
As you read this, we can presume that you are not sailing, kiting or paddling...but perhaps you are thinking about it. Thinking about the last good session or checking the forecast for the next session helps span the recent days without much wind. Take a minute and think back to that last good session...you are out riding and having an absolute blast feeling the Power of the Wind, the rush of the water & waves, and the embrace of the warm Sun. For the new sailors, reaches, tacks & jibes can provide exciting and challenging sessions. For the more advanced sailors, big jumps, planing jibes and high winds provide a combination that cannot be beat. No matter what your skill level is, these sports provide an incredibly rewarding and fun experience for a Lifetime. Take a Ride, Challenge yourself, Find the Passion and it will change your Life! So, let Wind Power help you make the most of your remaining sessions because Summer is NOT Over!
Summer Sale and Annual Rental Equipment Sale!
Great equipment and unique rental fleet deals
If you have been thinking about upgrading your windsurf board or sail, kiteboard or kite, you should seriously consider an upgrade while our equipment is discounted. Equipment progresses in terms of performance, safety and durability every year. Odds are you will ride better, jump higher and have more fun on current equipment. Talk to us about it!
Every year, Wind Power makes it's Rental Fleet available as we look at adding some great 2017 equipment for next year. Buying from the rental fleet is a great way to get performance equipment at some big discounts. It is also a super easy way to get into these sports!
Please see the attached Equipment and Price List (.pdf) or click here to download.
The Rental Fleet equipment will be available after September 25th, 2016 and includes equipment in the Wind Power School programs. But if you are interested, please inquire now. This equipment goes to the first buyer, so make a down payment to secure a great deal on some limited availability equipment.
NOTICE OF RACE: Wind Power Championships & SuperCrossing
First Event for the 2017 MOWIND race season
The 30th Annual Wind Power Championships is upon us! Everyone get ready for this awesome and one of a kind event! This event is one of the largest windsurfing races in North America and offers great race conditions with a laid back atmosphere.
As always, the Wind Power Champs will take place at the Wind Power Surf Shop on the southeast corner of Lake Winnebago. The event will take place from Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th. We will hold the mighty "Lake Winnebago Crossing" on Friday with course and slalom races on Saturday and Sunday. Go into the Fall and Winter season knowing that you gave it your all at the 30th Annual Wind Power Championships.
For all of us sailors and windsurfers here in the Greater Midwest and Great Lake Region, we have the benefit to partake in the MoWind Race Series. MoWind organizes windsurfing events and races from Ohio all the way to Minnesota. This group of windsurfing enthusiasts consist of the beginner/novice windsurfer just getting involved with the sport, all the way up to sponsored riders. All are Welcome!
Check out their web site at MoWind.org for race dates and everything to do with racing in the Midwest.
Wind Power School....is Cool!
Quality instruction, proper equipment & ideal location yield success
Wind Power has been providing Lessons for Windsurfing and Kiting for many years and has been extremely successful. Wind Power is one of the best Schools period! Most students who have taken a lesson for the first time will become aware of safety, understanding, and fundamentals to each sport that are crucial if the student wants to pursue the sport. Each lesson comes with one on one instruction from an extremely knowledgeable instructor who can teach the basics and help fine tune any skills the individual is looking to improve. This makes lessons beneficial to anyone who is a beginner or someone who is at the intermediate level looking to become a better windsurfer. Here are a few words from previous Wind Power students:
Learning to kiteboard had been on my bucket list for 5+ years. I found Wind Power online and went
there for a lesson. Not only did they work with me to create the best package for lessons and equipment, they plugged me in with the
kiteboarding community as well. The team would tell me when people were out boarding, and when they had other lessons so I could go out and
practice. They even called to see how my sessions were going. They made me a customer for life because whatever I invest in kiteboarding,
they invest in me. I can see the whole shop is just passionate about getting people to enjoy the water and wind sports. If you've ever
wanted to kiteboard or windsurf... don't wait. Call the team at Wind Power Surf Shop and get started as soon as possible!
- Jake W., Oshkosh, Wisconsin -
Hi Team Wind Power, I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time sailing at Wind Power in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Both my boys (age 12 and 14) learned to windsurf on this three-day trip. My youngest son liked the Open BIC sailboat for kids.
The staff was very friendly and they allowed our family to try any board and sail. These guys have it all Kiting, Windsurfing,
Paddle Boards and Sailboats right on the shores of Lake Winnebago. Another nice amenity, our family camped behind the Wind Power shop.
We could ride our bikes to town on a dirt bike path. We never drove the entire three days! There is a good restaurant across the street.
Fun family vacation and we will do it again.
- Frank F., Estes Park, Colorado -
Every Wednesday throughout the summer season, Wind Power offers the Windsurfing Academy to anyone under 18 from 1pm to 3pm to learn and build skills through the summer. Each class builds off of the other and helps to observe different styles of windsurfing from different individuals. This also offers a social aspect for the individuals who participate in the Academy.
Along with our Windsurfing Academy, we also offer an Advanced Windsurfing Program for adults looking to begin or build on their windsurfing skills. Since our previous students from our previous seasons accelerated extremely quickly we are calling this new program the Advanced Program. For 2017, Wind Power may offer lessons on North End of Lake Winnebago (Appleton / High Cliff area) if enough students sign-up. If you are interested in this offering, please contact Wind Power.
Parts & Equipment Repairs
The Wind Power Surf Shop has been having a great season and has been acquiring more products to expand our product lines to better server our customers. Some products include, Naish SUP Paddles, customized windsurfing parts for older boards, O’Pen Bic Sailboats, Bic SUP boards, and much more.
Wind Power has recently been offering repair work to sails and kites. For kites that are experiencing leakage, Wind Power will diagnose and fix the issue that is occurring. Have a sail that has been punctured or torn? Wind Power can tape some sail holes to get the sail in working condition again.
Wind Power has the ability and experience to fix ALL types of board damage, whether that be repairing fiberglass, carbon or plastic based boards.
Meet Team Wind Power
Meet Trevor & Molly
Team Wind Power added two new members to the Staff, Trevor & Molly. Each brings valuable skills to Wind Power, please join us in Welcoming them to the Team and wishing them great success!
Wind Power Consignment Program
We can help you with your gear
This past season, we have expanded our consignment program due to the success we have experienced. For example, we have been shipping used boards across the United States and have been hearing great things from previous customers. We have been placing customers used equipment on our web site, and they have been moving relatively quickly, Mistral Equipe boards, Starboard boards, Bic boards, are just a few to be named. Sails have been selling fast as well, a few to name are: Naish, Severne, Maui Sails, Gaastra, Ezzy, Mistral, NeilPryde, Top Sails, North Sails, and many more in Used Sails.
Please contact us if you are interested in the consignment program.
One More Thing...
A few final words for this 'Summer is NOT Over' flyer
Thanks for making it to the bottom of this Long Summer Flyer, but we got a few more items to mention.
- Check out the new Kiteboarding Movie Chapter One from Red Bull. Release date is Oct. 10, 2016
- 2017 WISSA event will be held in Russia. If interested, contact us or visit here
- 2017 Sturgeon Stampede - A great winter event on Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac, WI - Feb 2017.
More info to come
- Look forward to the Wind Power Fall Flyer and a great fall sailing season.