Westerland can be very tough in onshore winds to get out, due to the shore break. From 3-4m big waves with lots of power to small choppy waves. 3m tide. Be aware of long rock lines (ca. 20m into the sea) every 100-200m from Westerland to Kampen. You can't see them during high tide! But they are marked with a sign on the beach. Strong current when it's coming from South or North.
Women & Men
Wave is considered the supreme discipline of windsurfing. It combines wave riding with windsurfing. Fascinating wave rides and spectacular jumps are required when athletes compete in the WAVE discipline. Whether tabletop, front- or backloop, pushloop and tweaked pushloop, the maneuvers in wave are countless and the more fancy and perfectly executed, the more points the judges will award. In the competition, two or four windsurfers compete against each other. This provides extra excitement and lots of action on the water. How long a heat (race) lasts and which maneuvers have to be shown and are evaluated is determined by the jury before each round.
On Sylt the WORLD CHAMPION in the discipline FREESTYLE will be determined. Burner, Flaka, Flaka - one-handed, Air Halse, Gozzada, Puneta, Caesar Throw, Diabolo, Free Willy, Grubby, Lollypop, Spock, Culo, Air Flaka. These terms are not the newest first names, but tricks that belong to the standard program of the freestylers on Sylt. Freestyle is about maneuvers that are preferably done on ''flat water'' or over smaller waves. The more unimaginable the feasibility of the maneuver, the higher the rating. Variety, technique and style are evaluated. Decisive are the variety of different maneuvers and their perfection in execution during a heat.
This discipline is going through its greatest development for over a decade. The races now take place in winds as low as 5 knots. Competitors can choose to race with their raceboard with fins or with a hydrofoil board and a foil fin. This guarantees opportunities for tactical decisions as the wind increases, similar to the choice of tires in Formula 1. The new format will make racing possible at events almost every day and provide exciting high-speed action.