Event Information

The Australian Windsurfing Association presents

Australian Slalom Championships 2017
Australian Freestyle Championships 2017
Australian Freerace Championships 2017

Green Island was THE event of the year in 2015. 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 the Southern winter blues to the perfect big blue – tropical warmth and trade wind conditions.

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 will be a lifetime experience for those taking part. The remote location and logistics do involve additional travel and some event costs, but as last year’s participants unquestionably agreed, 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. However, until agreements are finalised (timing of many largely out of our control), the final event budget and entry fee are difficult to determine in the interim.

Be confident we’re working hard to give you the very best opportunity to be a part of something really special.

For 2016, it’s again the clear intention of the organisers to deliver a premium event accessible to as many as possible while keeping costs down to a reasonable minimum.
As close as possible with last years event and entry costs.

Online entry prior to 14th July, 2017 will be an essential prerequisite to participate in the many privileges, discounts and event bonuses that form part of the entry package. Late entries will be accepted, but will incur a late entry fee as well as forfeiting all event entry bonus privileges…

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. No joke.

As successfully featured in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 championships,
GINats 2017 is a 2 board : 2 sail (option 1 board : 3 sail)
equipment limit event for all Slalom + Freerace category/s.

Competitor Information Pack

Organisers will again provide comprehensive information and visitor information, event specific details and equipment check list etc to all 2017 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 2017 AWA Australian Championship titles will be awarded in Slalom, Freestyle 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), additional sub titles will be recognised and we absolutely encourage participation from these sectors.

2017 sees the highlighting of the popular State Teams Challenge, in which the placed riders in each category will earn points for their State in an overall shootout. Points will be weighted by fleet/field entry numbers, so the big scores will count, but so will individual efforts. 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 organisers, the Green Island Nats shall be primarily organised and managed as a fun, participative event for all those who attend. We’ll attend to safety and organisation 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.