The very special week of WISSA is over again, for 40th time. For some people, the time is for real competition, for some just for fun.
As we all know, days are not the same and it's good luck to have ice and wind for all days of the World Championships. So far there have been good racing days and not so good ones.
Winter Windsurfing World Championships WISSA 2020, the 40th event, was opened Monday evening. Although the event started officially just yesterday many competitors were on the site already days before.
Due to the reocation of the WISSA 2020 to Lestijärvi, minor changes to the schedule has been made to make the competition run smoothly. The prize-giving gceremony has been moved to Friday night.
WISSA 2020 is relocated to the north, to Lestijärvi, Finland, as in Estonia and southern Finland the winter has not arrived yet.
The weather conditions in Estonia continue to be more like in November, as for most of the Northern Europe. All the international winter event organizers in the area are concerned, so are we.
WISSA 2020 is open to the three winter surf classes - sleds (both with skates and skis), wings and kites. In the competition, the participants split into two main groups, sleds and wings competing together on the same track with the same judges. Kites have their own track and team of judges.
Last Wednesday, the Estonian Olympic Committee hosted a reception for athletes and coaches who had successfully performed in the 2019 title competition. Of the surfers, winter windsurfers were the most represented on the podium.
The 2020 Winter Surfing World Championships WISSA will be held from 10th to 15th February in Pärnu, Estonia. This is the jubilee competition: the Winter Surfing World Championship is being held for the 40th time, being one of the longest-running surfing competitions in the world. This is the seventh international winter surfing event in Estonia. Latest international events there were World Championship 2016 and European Championship 2019.