During the past few years, JP has organized successfully the Young Gun Camps in many different countries. Bringing kids from all over the world together and building a solid future for the sport is the thought behind these events.
The next JP Young Gun Classic will be held in the European “Cold Hawaii”, Klitmoller, from the 11th to the 18th of October, and it will count with the presence of the 3 times World Champion Kauli Seadi, and the Young Gun JP/NP rider Morgan Noireaux . The camp is organized by JP-Austria nad Neilpryde with the great help from the Young Guns Parents.
Klitmoller is one of the best windsurfing spots in Europe and the perfect place to held a YGC. There will be plenty of activities planned if the wind doesn’t really happen, but we are pretty sure Klimoller will deliver its best in the dates planned
In 2008 we had 55 Young Guns from Scandinavia and more than 60 parents combining the YGC event with a family vacation in the Klitmøller area. For 2009 we expect 80-100 Young Guns as we are going international, and we hope they will all bring their parents too. Various social arrangements are made for parents in the evenings.
With these YGC events we expect the kids to learn and have fun, but also to interact with other kids from around the World and create a international network of windsurfing friends around the planet.
The level goes from first time harness and water starting to loops and spectacular waveriding for the best. Some YG’s want to compete as well, and for them there will also be wave, freestyle and slalom contests. Judging will be handled by Pro riders including Lars Petersen and Kauli Seadi, and they will also be giving their best tips and tricks to the newcomers.
The daily programmes will change depending on the weather and will be decided in the mornings in a short briefing. There are three main spots around the area where they could decide to go:
Klitmøller – the famous spot with sandy beaches and sideshore conditions – it works perfectly in winds from south to west for both wave beginners and pros. It was originally a fisherman’s village, and also today, fresh fish is landed daily and directly on the beach. Klitmøller is the central spot for most of the action during the week, and also where most families rent vacation houses.
Hanstholm – 10 minutes north of Klitmøller – is the industrial harbour and the spot called Middles. The best spot is just next to a fish factory, so it is easy to find it, if your nose works well…
Wind directions from west to north west give this spot absolutely world class wave conditions. No parking problems. Lots of space for everyone. Less experienced Young Guns like it too, because the inner section is flat.
Krik Vig – this spot is app. 45 minutes south of Klitmøller, but it is worth driving for! Krik Vig is a unique freestyle spot in the Limfjord behind the protecting sand dunes. Young Guns are aware that any trick is possible here. And the pros know it too!
The entry fee is expected to be 30 Euros. Included in the fee is a yellow event jersey that must be worn during the event, so all Young Guns and pro supporters can recognize each other.
Approved floatation vest is compulsory.
Parents are expected to join their kids, as they are needed for transportation and cooking! In return, parents meet with a lot of other parents from many different countries, and it usually gives them a great time too!
Many agencies rent vacation houses at reasonable prices from around 400 euros per week. You can google the many options by typing “Klitmøller sommerhus”.
A windsurfing shop is located right on the spot in Klitmøller.
For more information about Young Gun Classic 2009, keep an eye on the JP-Australia website or contact Torben Kornum / Neilpryde Scandinavia [email protected]