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
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!
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.
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 !!
A bunch of Wak riders showed up at the Walleye Wagatta Windsurfing Race on May 7. Winds were great in the morning, and tapered off to a light breezy by 1pm. Scott, Jeff, Jason, Ed , and Dan pumped up early and rode with the windsurfers. Dave a local photographer and videographer captured some boosts and riding . Heres the link
Some of the BEST Snow Kiting in the Midwest is on Lake Winnebago near Fond du Lac, WI. Fond du Lac is filled with kiteboarders, and people who love kiteboarders. Lake Winnebago offers hundreds of square miles of kiteboarding thrills and adventure. The ice and snow last for months, and the wind is smooth and regular.
So , stop out on the Lake on Feb 12 -14 for the Sturgeon Stampede kiteboarding Classic and Enjoy winter at its finest. We kick-off Friday with Kite Course set-up and testing, Followed by LIVE Music from the Josh Schneider Band and D’ Willy and the Souvenirs. We also have the lake’s BIGGEST Bonfire and Fireworks to follow. Saturday brings more snow kite racing, speed drags, and “Big Air” competition. There will also be live music on Saturday with lots of Beer and Food. Sunday brings more of the same.