A tradition since 2006
Every year, the Kona World Championship is a marquee event on the international windsurfing calendar.
It’s an opportunity for racers around the world to get together for a week, visit an iconic sailing destination and take stock of all the latest and greatest in the Class. In a long tradition of inclusiveness, the Kona Worlds have been, and continue to be, an open event – meaning that there’s no stringent qualification requirements to attend: all windsurfers are welcome, regardless of level, and our race officials make sure that the courses and sailing conditions are appropriate for everyone. To date, more than 800 enthusiastic windsurfers have taken part in at least one edition of the Kona Worlds, and every year more newcomers join in the fun. The competition is real and hard-fought (it’s sanctioned by World Sailing, after all), but the main takeaway is always the shared spirit and the opportunity to make friends with like-minded people from around the world!
2018: CLEARWATER, USA
The 2018 Kona Worlds took place Oct 26 – 31, 2018 in Clearwater, Florida. 102 competitors from 12 countries and 5 continents entered the event, organized by the Clearwater Community Sailing Center.
2017: BASTAD, SWEDEN
54 competitors and their families from 9 different countries traveled to the picturesque beach resort of Båstad for the 2017 Kona Worlds. Organized by Sailing Båstad, July 31 – Aug 6, 2017.
2016: ISLAMORADA, USA
The event returned to Islamorada in 2016, and 107 racers from 12 countries and 5 continents came to spend an exciting week in the Florida sun. The event was organized by Kona USA, Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2016.
2015: BROUWERSDAM, NETHERLANDS
58 competitors braved the brisk early-Fall conditions in Brouwersdam, Netherlands to take part in the 2015 Kona Worlds. Organized by Brouwersdam Zeil and Surfcentrum. Sep 2-6, 2015.
2014: ISLAMORADA, USA
106 racers from 12 countries and 4 continents traveled to the beautiful island of Islamorada in the Florida Keys for the 2014 Kona Worlds. The event was organized by Kona USA, Oct 31 – Nov 5, 2014.
2013: TROIS-RIVIERES, CANADA
70 competitors from 8 countries traveled to beautiful Quebec for the 2013 edition of the Kona Worlds in Trois-Rivieres. The event was organized by Club MultiVoile 4 Saisons, Jun 28 – Jul 3, 2013.
2012: MASPALOMAS, SPAIN
59 competitors from 12 countries and 3 continents made it all the way to Maspalomas, Gran Canarias for the 2012 Worlds. The event was organized by Pantai Surf School on Playa del Inglés, Nov 2-7, 2012.
2011: NIVA, DENMARK
61 competitors from 10 countries and 3 continents came together in Nivå, Denmark for the 2011 Worlds. The event was organized by Nivå Bådelaug Surf Klub, Aug 2-7, 2011.
2010: MIAMI, USA
83 competitors from 9 countries and 3 continents hit beautiful South Beach, Miami for the 2010 Worlds. The event was organized by the Miami Yacht Club, Nov 1-7, 2010.