Just around the corner is none other than the DAM7 Festival, a festival that incorporates windsurfing at its heart because it is not only hosting the PWA but it is organised by windsurfers for windsurfers. This special crew known as the DAM7 Team had just a few ‘small’ requirements before hosting this event. One such requirement, which was kept as no secret, was to launch the event at a level equivalent to that of PWA Podersdorf and PWA Sylt. They want to open with a bang and judging by the build up and what we’ve seen so far, it certainly looks like they have already achieved this. So where did the plan originate from and what’s in store for those lucky people attending? We asked the head honcho’s son, the very man himself – Rick Jendrusch.
Follow everything here:
Page 1: How the idea came
Page 2: The work
Page 3: Event Info
Page 4: The windsurf spot
Page 5: Special info for riders
Page 6: Parties
How the idea came
The place were it all begun was Zeil-& Surfcentrum Brouwersdam in The Netherlands, at the lake Grevenlingenmeer. The idea came already a few years ago! Here in Holland at Brouwersdam we already had some big events like The MissionXL, Super 8 and more local events. We also did quite a few non-windsurfing events.
Than in 2011 we organised the prokids world cup, after this we knew we wanted, and more importantly, could do more! In our mind was nothing less than the PWA, but it was hard to make a dream a reality. We were lucky to find a group of people who were also really keen to put this all together! That was in 2012, over a year ago. They then found some investors who helped them to organise this and here we are now.
The plan was to put a big event on, and I think we did it but we want more! The first idea was to do freestyle and slalom and make a big festival around it, we are so keen to combine a mix of the event in Sylt and Podersdorf.
Unfortunately there was not quite enough support for slalom so we now have the Freestyle men and women, and of course the big festival!