Sunday 21- Thursday 25 July 2019

Australian Slalom Championships // Australian Freerace Championships

Event Information

The Australian Windsurfing Association proudly presents the

Australian Slalom Championships 2019
Australian Freerace Championships 2019

Green Island : The event of the year for so many participants. Since 2013. For some, it’s become a ritual. For many others, a dream. Fulfilled . Or still to fantasize. Growing in reputation and popularity each winter, it’s hard to imagine we’re entering our 7th edition of this annual festival of mid-winter fun! This year, don’t miss your opportunity to join some of Australia’s top competitors for an incredible week of competition, fun and camaraderie. Escape those Southern winter blues to that perfect big blue – tropical warmth and trade wind conditions. The Island awaits…

You’ve seen that iconic imagery scattered all over the world.
Panoramic spreads of windsurfing paradise right here in Oz. This is it.

Green Island is one of the most spectacular locations in Australia, an absolute winter wonderland of windsurfing in Australia. Participation easily becomes a lifetime experience for those taking part. The remote location and logistics do involve additional travel and some event costs, but as each year’s participants unquestionably agree, any pain was absolutely worth the gain !!

Securing sponsorship and grants to help cover event costs is always one of our main objectives, and we’ll push it til it hurts to try and get things organised cost effectively and keep the participation fees down. Be confident we’re working hard to give you the very best opportunity to be a part of something really special.

Online entry prior to 10th July, 2019 will be an essential prerequisite to participate in the many privileges, discounts and event bonuses that form part of the entry package. Or at least get your T-Shirt size correct. Late entries will be accepted, but will incur the bar tab at the closing party, as well as going home shirtless. And not just from the final night.…

AWA National Championship event/s. Entrants must be current registered and paid up members of AWA via registration in their home state prior to this event. Take care as this event occurs 2 weeks into the new membership year 2019/20 so a current renewal is essential. As membership forms part of our event liability cover protecting all participants, we check validity of memberships prior to anyone getting a start. No joke.

As successfully featured since 2013 in all GI based championships,
GINats 2019 is a 2 board : 2 sail (option 1 board : 3 sail)
equipment limit event for all Slalom + Freerace category/s.

Competitor Information Pack

Organizers will again provide comprehensive information and visitor information, event specific details and equipment check list etc to all 2019 registered participants prior to the event. This information is sent by email to each registered address the week prior to the event, allowing sufficient time for receipt but also ensuring the information is as up to the minute current as practical.

All of the information you should require to plan your trip to Green Island is here on the website.

Event Categories

The Green Island Nats will be an Open category event, and 2019 AWA Australian Championship titles will be awarded in Slalom and Freerace disciplines from the overall results of competition held during the Green Island Nats.
With sufficient entries to form credible fleets in sub categories (eg; Women , Youth and Grand Masters, additional sub titles will be recognized and we absolutely encourage participation from these sectors.

All fun, all to play for.

The Spirit of the Event

Cairns, Green Island and Far North Queensland enjoy an enviable relaxed lifestyle in an idyllic location.
In keeping with the location, and the friendly spirit and camaraderie shared by the local crew and event organizers, the Green Island Nats shall be primarily organized and managed as a fun, participative event for all those who attend. We’ll attend to safety and organization issues exceptionally professionally but insist on the right to deliver the event in a casual, relaxed and enjoyable manner. Entrants agree with keeping it real.

Be cool is the rule. And fun. Karma goes a long way.