Dorian van Rijsselberghe
The athletic program of the five-day festival is in addition to the Round Texel from a Grand Prix Foil Windsurfing, foil kite-surfing, freestyle kite surfing and a kite downwinder. In the future Olympic foil discipline is there with windsurfing board, instead of in, the water is flown. In addition, throughout the festival a host of other water and beach activities, surf- & kite clinics to beachyoga.
In addition to the sporting programme has the WAVES a full musical line-up. This allows visitors to after active sports or watching sports also enjoy live performances on the beach. With Wulf, Rondé, Jeangu Macrooy and the Spanish La Pegatina are the first four names are known.
Van Rijsselberghe is in addition to initiator also festival director. “We have a new event has been developed, whereby we topwatersport combine it with sports, music, and activities for real buitenmensen. With WAVES we have the first of a foil event on this scale, and we really have a concept down that makes me proud. That combined with the iconic venue of Paal 17, Texel and the magic of the ’Round’ promises to be a spectacle,” says the 30-year-old windsurfer.