Windsurfing is not only a specific kind of sport but it also represents a certain lifestyle. Essential characteristics of the surfer lifestyle are the aspects of freedom and independence.
When windsurfing came up the regular kind of sport was practised in defined regulations and more or less strictly organised surroundings. Windsurfing the so called "mother of fun sports" offered for the first time a platform for people who preferred less restrictions. A complete new kind of sports culture was born.
Because of that also from an organizational point of view windsurfing never reached the point that the sport developed an end-to-end association structure to administer itself beginning at the recreational and local level and ending up at the professional and international level.
But for the cultivation of the sport and its promotion an independent organization is needed and this is just what the World of Windsurfing e.V. is all about. The organization was founded by the most important stakeholders of the windsurfing business in January 2007 as a non-profit association under German law. The association is politically and denominationally neutral and independent from any individual interests of its members.
Its ultimate goal is to strengthen windsurfing in any possible way.
On behalf of its members (associations, special interest media, brands, travel companies, suppliers, OEMs...), it operates internationally. The fields of market research, conceptual design, communication, public relation, online marketing, event management and sponsoring are therefore the most prominent in its daily work.
The association is open for any corporate bodies, commercial companies and partnerships which would like to support the wonderful sport of windsurfing.
For more details please contact WOW at info(at)worldofwindsurfing.org.