The International Windsurfing Tour’s Pistol River Wave Bash is back for the ninth year in a row. Starting on Thursday the 7th of June and running though Sunday the 10th, we’re all insured, permitted and set to run the contest at “The Rock” in the Pistol River State Park, or if conditions warrant, in front of the Beachcomber in Gold Beach. The call will be announced at each morning’s skipper’s meeting. So if you are going to be a part of this year’s event, please REGISTER NOW and encourage your friends to sign up as well. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Getting there: Many fly into Portland, then rent a car to drive 7 hours (varies) south to the Oregon Coast Highway (101). Alternatively, you can fly to San Francisco and drive north. Drive times are similar. Accessed from a gravel parking area just off the main highway, we park and walk the gear 200m down to the beach through the coastal vegetation and set up at ‘The Rock’ in the middle of the open sandy beach – this amazing place is 10 Minutes drive south from a little coastal town called Gold Beach where we all stay.
Accommodation: Most stay in Gold Beach at the Inn of the Beachcomber that sponsors the event – Be sure to let them know you are coming for the Wave Bash when you book. http://www.innofthebeachcomber.com/
Temperatures: It can be cold or hot, bring very warm clothes and boardies and t-shirts. Cold Water wetsuits are essential, most people use a full steamer 4/3 and many wear hoodies, some booties and gloves too.
Questions: If you have any further questions, or would like to share accommodation with other riders, please contact Sam directly at sam@internationalwindsurfingtour.com