“To Unite, to Assist and to Serve”

The International Windsurfing Association was formed in January 2001 to unite the sport of windsurfing, and to provide a focal point for information, and a central administration for competitive windsurfing.


  • To promote the sport of windsurfing in all disciplines
  • To represent the interests of the ISAF Windsurfing Classes
  • To organise first class competition for all windsurfing classes
  • To co-ordinate class activities with one international calendar
  • To further co operation between international classes
  • To encourage development of all age groups and levels
  • To protect and represent the interests of windsurfers worldwide


Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board usually 2 to 3 meters long, with displacements typically between 60 to 250 litres, powered by wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and consists of a mast, 2-sided boom and sail. The sail area generally ranges from 2.5 m2 to 12 m2 depending on the conditions, the skill of the sailor, the type of windsurfing being undertaken and the weight of the person wind surfing.

Slalom is …

A knockout contest that runs in heats of 8-10 racers at one time around a course. The first four or five racers to cross the finish line progress to the next round and continue until they reach the final. For a full slalom, there needs to be a total of 32 heats, which entails racers.


Soma Bay is a coastal resort on the Red Sea in Egypt, 45 km south of Hurghada International Airport. The ten million m², self-contained community of Soma Bay is a peninsula surrounded on all sides by the sea. About 5 km in length and 2 km wide, the peninsula is accessed via a 7 km private road through a single controlled entry gate.

Soma Bay features some of the best Red Sea diving with its house reef and a variety of nearby diving sites. The five resorts (Sheraton, Robinson Club, La Residence des Cascades, Kempinski and The Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge) also have access to an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course and golf academy designed by Gary Player. Soma Bay also features one of the largest spas and thalassotherapy centers in the region. Watersports are particularly popular due to the prevailing winds which are perfect for windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing.