August 1, 2015
Our new permanent anemometer has been installed at the tip of the Spit. The wind graph is live and now includes higher resolution readings as well as the lull, a very important component of the winds characteristics. For more information please check the KiteboardBC forum.
July 21, 2015
North Kiteboarding Demo Day July 25th/26th at the Squamish Spit.
Your chance to try North's 2015 line including Kites, Boards, Bars and more.http://www.northkiteboarding.com/http://www.squamishwindsports.com/
July 17, 2015
F-One kite demo this Saturday July 18th at the Squamish Spit. Forecast looks great! Please use iKitesurf.com (free membership) and our webcam for current conditions while the wind meter is in repair.
July 4, 2015
Please use the webcam and/or iKitesurf (free account required) for current conditions until we fix the issues with our existing anemometer.
May 25, 2015
Ready to ride at the Spit? Been a few times but still nervous? If you have completed your lessons and are ready to go out on your own come by and get some helpful information you need to ride safely. We will cover items such as site weather, hazards, launching and landing tips and right-of-way rules. Bring your questions!
Saturday June 13, 20159:45 AM-11:30 AM
We will post on KiteboardingBC at 9 AM if the event will be held. If the wind is not cooperative Saturday we will move the seminar to Sunday June 14, 2015 at 10 AM.
SWS Education Director
May 9, 2015
The Squamish Windsports Society will be in full operation May 15th, 2015. Please pre register your seasons membership online so you can check in and get on the water without delay. www.squamishwindsports.com/membership/
October 9, 2014
At the West Vancouver Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.
September 13, 2014
Another amazing season of windward therapy comes to a close.
The SWS staff (Andrea, Eileen, Alyssa and Denham) and directors would like to thank all the users for helping make the Spit such an amazing place to sail! Many improvements to the infrastructure and organization of the Spit this year but it only works when people are positive and engaged in the scene, which is exactly what we saw!
Expect to see more upgrades next year in some key areas that will directly benefit all users. If you would like to hear about them or have your own ideas please join us at the AGM meeting this fall where we discuss and vote on everything spit related. The meeting, typically held in North Vancouver, is THE place to have your voice heard! Keep an eye on our website http://www.squamishwindsports.com/ and www.kiteboardbc.com for an announcement of the AGM date.
Please send any and all feed back for the year to email@example.com
With that I would like to remind members and users that, according to our sublicense with the District of Squamish, SWS operations will be officially over for the season on September 15. SWS Staff may be at the Spit after that date to conduct cleanup of the grounds but there will be no rescues after September 15. SWS strongly discourages the use of the Spit for wind sports outside of the wind sports season which is from May 15 to September 15.
If you choose to kite or windsurf at the spit after September 15 please stay out of the estuary and Wildlife Management Area and pack all your garbage out.
Maybe we will break attendance records this weekend?
See you on the water!
August 28, 2014
Sorry to announce that the 2014 Kiteoween event has been canceled due to a nasty weather forecast. Thank you to all who planed to compete, save those awesome costumes for next year... Or, if the wind is blowing on OCT 31... ;)
August 21, 2014
The annual Kiteoween event is a light hearted costume day where kiteboarders dressed up in costumes compete in an easy going contest. This has been a very popular event for participants and spectators.