Board Member Notes VI.
By Dave Nunn
After a brief hiatus, we are glad to have our rotating weekly column, Board Member Notes, back in action. This week we hear from CGWA Board Member and local shop owner, Dave Nunn. Enjoy!
AWSI Windsurfing Retailer of the Year goes to WINDANCE Boardshop
The AWSI (Association of Wind & Water Sports Industries) meets annually at the industry SURF EXPO trade show in Florida and holds their Awards Ceremony at the same time. Their members are made up off all the Windsurf/Kite/ SUP distributors & manufacturers who each vote on who they thought was the #1 retailer, rider & manufacturer for each of the 3 industries.
I was stoked when this years spokesman, the legendary Dave Kalama, called out Windance as voted #1 for the Windsurfing Retailer of the Year. I ended up on the stage and had to make an impromptu & totally unprepared speech in which I told the whole crowd “Windsurfing is here to stay!” which pleasantly got a good cheer from the crowd.
Of course I have a fantastic team of staff who really deserve the thanks. They have the stoke for the sport which permeates through the whole shop. Our customers are also to be thanked, they vote with the dollars and without that support we couldn’t survive.
Thanks to everyone who voted for, worked for, or shops at Windance. I am very proud of this recognition.
The Fred Nobel Golden Shovel Award: Will & Roxanne McClure
Most Stoked Windsurfer & The Gorge Windsurfer of the Year: Fiona Wylde
Grom of the Year: Alex Chadney
The Dale Cook Big Air Award: Whit Poor
Most Selfless Windsurfer: Bruce Peterson
Most Stoked Windsurfer: Rhys Harriman (Postmortem Award Accepted by Bart Vervloet)
End of the Year Party at Springhouse Cellar
Coming up this FRIDAY, September 6th, 6-10pm.
Food from Leah’s Lunch and beer and wine for purchase
Vote for your favorite Gorge Windsurfer NOW: