Joe's Beach at Heckscher took too much damage for an event to be possible next month. Here's the word from Mike Burns:
"Hello to all the East Coast Windsurfing Festival racers, freestylers, paddlers, tossers, spectators, formula guys, schloggers, crashers, splashers, bobbers, buoys, officials, judges, and sponsors.
It's with great sadness that we have to officially postpone the 2013 East Coast Windsurfing Festival at Heckscher State Park until 2014 :-(
Unfortunately due to damage that the park took during Hurricane Sandy our usual windsurfing launch at Field 7 is currently unavailable for use. Since our usual beach will not be ready, the event has do be canceled for this year.
Don't worry though, it just gives you more time to prepare yourself for the 2014 ECWF!!! We'll be back in full force for 2014 with all the fun of the past years and then some! I'd like to thank you all for the support for the event over the years and we're really looking forward to holding more events in the near future!!
So get training, go hunting for that light wind monster that someone inevitably has laying under a pile of lumber in their back yard, and get your game on for the return of the ECWF 2014!
See you at the beach,
Now I'm even MORE bummed that I missed the 2012 Festival. Must start preparing for '14...