A Note Regarding the 2016 OBX Paddle Palooza and American Windsurfing Tour Hatteras Event:
As many of you know, Wind-NC has spearheaded both of these great events for quite a few years. In 2015, Wind-NC’s owner Andy had some health issues that set him, his family, and the shop back quite a bit. We still sponsored the events because we had already committed to doing so, but it wasn’t easy and it ended up setting us back even further. We have determined that 2016 needs to be a year of rebuilding for us, and as such we have temporarily stepped down from leading the charge on these two events. It was a challenging decision to make, because we truly love hosting the events and think that they add great value to our community.
We have reached out to other potential sponsors to see if anyone else is willing to take charge. So far there are no takers, but we will do our best to keep everyone informed if there are any changes. We would also like to point out that if we have a truly epic Spring (business wise), we will be happy to return as title sponsors and will attempt to reinstate the events ASAP.
Thank you for your understanding and for your participation in these events in the past. Please let us know if you have any suggestions as to how we can improve the events in the future.