The Squamish Windsports Society (SWS) is a non-profit society, registered in 1988 in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. The SWS was created to secure access to the southern tip of the Squamish River training dyke for recreational windsurfers. Today the SWS hosts windsurfers, kite sailors, spectators and others. Dyke access is conditional on the SWS holding liability insurance to indemnify the Crown and District of Squamish. Without this indemnification access would be terminated. The Society employs up to three on-site staff from May to September to run retrieval boat services, and maintain on site facilities. The SWS directors oversee SWS policies and finances and liaise with the local community and various levels of government. The SWS sits on the intergovernmental regulatory body, the Squamish Estuary Management Committee, to ensure that recreational interests are heard when policies are determined for the estuary in which the dike is situated.