In 2018, too, Germany’s windsurfing season begins on Sylt - at one of Germany’s best surfing spots, Brandenburg Beach in Westerland. The Summer Opening Sylt 2018 will take place here from 9 to 21 May.

The German Windsurf Cup Tour 2018, the country’s top regatta series, also kicks off as part of the event. Germany’s windsurf whizzes get their first opportunity of the year to gain important ranking points for the overall standings.

Sylt’s Summer Opening has been held since 2012, and has come to enjoy a good reputation internationally. Top-class participants from up to 14 different countries are to line up for the event in order to measure up against one another in Westerland’s groundswell in the disciplines of racing, slalom, wave riding and freestyle.

The Summer Opening isn’t just about the athletes, though - it has plenty to offer spectators, too! Alongside the already legendary after-race parties, which take place on the promenade and in the Beach Club from around 18:00, visitors are attracted from far and wide by a catering and information mile with culinary delicacies and interesting stalls. A varied programme offers a wide range of activities for both big and small.

Visit the official Summer Opening website here for more information

Participants in the Sylt Summer Opening receive special rates with the Sylt Ferry for their journey to the event. Contact the organiser directly for information.

Whether you come as a participant or a spectator - the journey across the Wadden Sea with the Sylt Ferry ensures the right feeling and a good mood before you even arrive.