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WAK to Host 2019 WISSA Championships

All the excitement and action of the World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships is coming back to Fond du Lac for 2019. We all know how much fun the 2015 Championships were when held in Fondy, Now on Feb. 4, 2019 our ice sailing and kiting  friends will return for an even better world class venue off the shores of Lake Winnebago.  WAK has again teamed up with our allies Fond du Lac Area  Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hotel Retlaw, and Wind Power Surf Shop to ensure an awesome and well organized event is planned and executed. Additionally our new friends at Alliant Energy will be sponsoring the event bringing their innovation and technology to the frozen race site. Since the 2015 WISSA event, Fond du Lac has developed and introduced  the Sturgen Spectacular Winter Festival to the area, and will offer live music, ice and snow sculpting, parade, and many more activities for the WISSA racers and their families. Check back here for more information as we get closer to The 2019 WISSA Championships, or go to WISSA2019.com

Stampede Kite Site Testing

Stamped Site has been established and tested. Great conditions today. 90% snow. good drifts, and the shaks are warm and have necessary consumables. Ramps and ice rink will be made the next few days. Come and share the stoke at this weekends STURGEON STAMPEDE!

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Sturgeon Stampede – Feb 9, 10, 11 2018

The 29th annual Sturgeon Stampede winter kite festival will be held on Feb 9, 10, and 11. The site is located 1/2 mile off the shores of Roosevelt Park on Lake Winnebago. As always we will have Food, drink, and shelter available, along with bonfire, heat, toilets, etc.
Proceeds go to the Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders. Dress for the conditions, and enjoy winter at its finest
send inquiries to ddeuster@yahoo.com

Stampede Kiter Event Form

Stampede Kiting event form 2018

2018 STAMPEDE IN 2 WEEKS

The 29th annual Sturgeon Stampede winter kite festival will be held on Feb 9, 10, and 11. The site is located 1/2 mile off the shores of Roosevelt Park on Lake Winnebago. As always we will have Food, drink, and shelter available, along with bonfire, heat, toilets, etc.
Proceeds go to the Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders. Dress for the conditions, and enjoy winter at its finest

Sturgeon Spectacular adds more fun to the Stampede

The 2nd annual Fond du Lac Sturgeon Spectacular has more fun for everyone!
Live bands, Live entertainment, Ice skating, Fat bike race, Radar Runs, Snowshoeing, and more
Check out the whole schedule for the Sturgeon Spectacular Here

Here Comes the Stampede

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The 28th Annual Sturgeon Stampede will kick off Friday February 10th at noon with snowkiting and ice sailing until dark 1/2 mile off the shores of Roosevelt Park, on the Southeast corner of Lake Winnebago. Friday afternoon the Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders (WAK) will be offering food and refreshments, heated shelters, and an event kickoff bonfire and heart thumping music.

 

On Saturday the Stampede will host the Midwest’s best Kiteboarders in a Long Distance Snowkiting Race with a $1000 dollar cash prize going to the first place finishing competitor GUARANTEED! An additional five $100 dollar drawings will be randomly picked for ALL others competitors who COMPLETE the Race. Complimentary 42″ kites will be given away to the first arriving spectators to join in on the kite flying fun. Distance Race will start approx. ½ mile off the shore of Roosevelt Park. Shelters, food and refreshments and music will again be available. Awards and Cash Prizes will be presented on Saturday  at  the ceremonial bonfire, along with the crowning of the “Sturgeon Queen”

 

Sunday will bring more kite and sailing activities with many of the area riders enjoying and sharing the ‘free ride’ experience of the winter winds as they play, soar and sail on the frozen lake. Sunday is also the official alternate competition day if there is no wind on Saturday. Shelters, food and refreshments will be available.

 

So don’t miss out on one of Wisconsin’s Greatest Winter Events. Join us this upcoming February 10th – 12th. Comon’ out and experience winter the WAK way!

2017 Sturgeon Stampede

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Fall WAK Attack Weekend

The members of WAK are inviting all kiters to Fond du lac to share the wind at the Fall WAK Attack Weekend Fri, Sept 23 thru Sun, Sept 25. Headquarters will be at Roosevelt park where the Windpower Windsurfing Championships are being held. WAK shack will be on site with beer, brats, burgers, music, and Boat burning bonfire on Sat night. Sunset Grill and Bar is located next to the park. There is an organized lake crossing on Friday with the windsurfers that usually starts around noon .Open to kiters and windsurfers.  WAK organizers will be there creating fun all weekend. Launches may shift to deadwood point, or the Wayside depending on the winds. Check The Winnebago association of kiteboarders facebook page, or our website for daily launch locations. Please spread the word and come share the wind with us.

 

4k Dave Catches More Action at Wind Power

WAK kiters have had a lot of great sessions on mighty Lake Winnebago this year. We are lucky enough to live near this great resource, and even luckier to have so many friends that love the power of wind. We are also fortunate to have found our new buddy “4k Dave” who has been video recording some of our sessions and publishing his work on youtube. Here is a session Dave captured from Roosevelt Park on June 5. Thanks Dave!!! Keep up the good work !!