CCWA 2011 Event Calendar
May 7, 2011 - Wind and Water Swap Meet
The CCWA will hold its annual "Wind and Water Swap Meet" on Saturday, May 7 from
9 am to noon on CC Beach/North Beach.
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Specifically, we'll be just south of the giant shark mouth you walk
through in front of The Palace Gift Shop (large yellow building on
The Swap Meet will be held in conjunction with a new
city-wide garage sale called
Beach Sail being organized by
local businesses and held on their parking lots on the south end of the beach between Blackbeard's and Pier 99.
The event will
start at 9 am. Sellers should arrive at 8:30 am to get a good spot.
fee will be $5 for a 10x10 spot, paid to the Beach Sail organizers.
Tell them you're with CCWA because the other vendors pay $10 but they
are giving us a group deal.
CCWA's swap meet provides a
venue for water sports enthusiasts to buy and sell used gear for all water
sports -- windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, sailboating,
fishing -- as well as meet and visit with others interested in
After the swap meet, plan to rig up on the beach near The Radisson and windsurf
near the Lexington. We can just keep our vehicles parked where
they were for the Swap Meet, since we'll be right across the street
from the beach.
VIEW PHOTOS FROM 2010 SWAP MEET
CCWA PAST EVENTS
January 15 - CCWA Oleander Point Clean up
CCWA officially adopted Oleander
Point at Cole Park through the City of Corpus Christi's
Adopt-A-Park program, which means that the group will clean the
area and make other improvements. Commodore Chip Ducrest organized
the first cleanup of the year on Saturday, January
15, which turned out to be cold and a little rainy, so he
provided tacos and drinks in the parking lot. Then the
team of hard cores (Chip, Philippe and Florence Tissot, Amelia
Everett, Adlai Niggebrugge, Michael Williamson and Alissa Inman) got to work and did a
great job cleaning up
Corpus' most famous windsurf launch.
PAST OLEANDER POINT CLEAN UP PHOTOS
Dec 3 -
CCWA Christmas party
CCWA Vice Commodore
Enes Yilmazer hosted this year's club Christmas Party at his
in Pharaoh Valley. CCWA provided the turkey and members brought desserts or side dishes. New CCWA officers
were elected during the party.
Nov 13 - CCWA Social at Brewster's
Board of Directors organized a club social at
Brewster Street Icehouse which about 10 sailors attended.
Brewster's provided free drinks and appetizers, and a playground
which made the evening even more enjoyable for those of us who
brought their kids!
Oct 16, 2010 - Beach cleanup at Oleander
In conjunction with the Corpus Christi Clean Cities Advisory
Commission's "Beautify & Clean YOUR City" event on October 16, CWA Commodore Chip Ducrest
organized and led a beach clean up at
Oleander Point that same
Participants included three members of the
Economy Coalition (the local group opposing Las Brisas) and
five CCWA members (Monika and Terry Caldwell, Annie and Patrick
Foley, and Chip Ducrest).
The volunteers worked nonstop from 8:30 am to noon and picked up
somewhere around 1,000 pounds of trash, including driftwood,
plastic and a lot of straws. Most of the trash was deposited
during Hurricane Alex.
"Our next next clean-up date will be around the first of the new
year, and we're looking for more help so that we can clean up the
park in less time (and go windsurfing)," Chip said.
OLEANDER POINT CLEAN UP PHOTOS
Oct 9, 2010 - Canal Crawl @ Padre Island Canals
In honor of Columbus Day, many very small sailing vessels, better
known as windsurfers, explored the canals of Padre Isles on
October 9. Participants sailed on longboards and some paddled SUPs,
some wore a costume, and they all sailed through the Padre Island
canals in an effort to claim the canal trophy for the year.
2010 CANAL CRAWL PHOTOS
2010 CANAL CRAWL ARTICLE BY MIKE MURPHY (PDF)
Sept 25, 2010 - Discover Windsurfing Day
The CCWA offered
free windsurfing lessons during its annual "Discover Windsurfing Day" held on September 25 at Worldwinds Windsurfing on Bird Island Basin, Padre Island National Seashore.
The annual event offers
free windsurfing lessons to participants as a way to promote the
sport. Worldwinds donates the equipment and instructors, while CCWA
members volunteer their time to help teach and provide other
June 5, 2010 - Baffin Bay
CCWA members Richie
and Therese Newton hosted a downwinder followed by a Texas-style BBQ
at their house on the water near Riveria, Texas. Freesail sessions behind
their house were available all day long.
May 22, 2010 - Wind and Water Swap Meet kayaking, sailboating,
fishing -- as well as meet and visit with others interested in
The CCWA held its annual
"Wind and Water Swap Meet" on May 22 from
8 am to noon at Oleander Point (not near the Coliseum like in
previous years). Sellers paid $10 and buyers shopped for free. The swap meet provides a
water sports enthusiasts to buy and sell used gear for all water
sports -- windsurfing, kiiteboarding,
After the swap meet there was a CCWA Club Social that night at
6:30 pm at Brewster's Street Ice House.
Dec 5, 2009 - CCWA Christmas Party
The CCWA Annual meeting/Christmas party was held at the residence of CCWA members Pam and Chester Hulme. The annual club meeting was held
first with the party following afterwards. The hosts invited
other friends too, which resulted in a house full of people and
lots of amazing food. One whole table held the desserts. Karaoke
was a hit downstairs.
Oct 31, 2009 - Canal Crawl with Halloween theme
Participants in 20009 CCWA Canal Crawl
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Seven CCWA members spent the afternoon of Halloween
this year windsurfing through the canals of Padre Island while dressed in costumes for the sixth Annual CCWA Corpus Christi Canal Crawl
Circumnavigation. Organized by CCWA's Mike Murphy, the event, dubbed by Windsurfing Magazine as “Windsurfing’s Weirdest
Race” (March 2008), was open to any non-motorized water
craft. All participants rode longboards, needed to handled the inconsistent, shifty and calm wind
throughout the course, which can turn almost anyone into a beginner and make
for lots of lead changes and close-quarter dueling.
PICASA PHOTO GALLERY BY MICHELLE HASTI
Sept 26, 2009 - Discover Windsurfing Day
The Corpus Christi Windsurfing Association and Worldwinds Windsurfing
worked together to organize and put on the 4th annual Discover Windsurfing Day
Basin on Sept 26. Celebrating the 93rd anniversary of the National Park Service (National Public
Lands Day), volunteers helped about 75 newbies get stoked on our great sport
of windsurfing. Worldwinds Windsurfing donated equipment and some of the instructors for the event, while CCWA members
helped out by providing instruction, safety and registration. Padre Island National Seashore waived
the $10 entry fee to the park for this anniversary day so everyone got in free.
2009 DWD GALLERY PHOTOS
2008 DWD CALLER-TIMES ARTICLE
2007 DWD GALLERY PHOTOS
Dec 5, 2008 - Christmas Party & Membership Raffle
2009 CCWA Board of Directors
Kyle Krebs, left, Trina Haley and Chip Ducrest, pose at the 2008
Christmas Party holding products from some of CCWA sponsors,
Cliff Bar and Chinook.
CCWA combined its annual Christmas Party with a Membership Drive
Raffle on Dec 5 at the Bay Yacht Club in the Corpus Christi
Marina. A full turkey dinner was provided, and members brought
appetizers and desserts. Everyone who had paid their 2009
membership dues of $20 was entered in the raffle. Prizes
2008 4.7 wave sail from Ezzy Sails
· Harness from DaKine
· Accessories from Chinook
· prizes from local shops and restaurants including
Tire & Lube Express
Free Cliff Bars were also on hand for all members to try and take
home. New board members were also elected at the party. The CCWA
Board of Directors for 2009 includes
Chip DuCrest as commodore, Kyle Krebs as vice commodore and Trina
Haley as Treasurer/Secretary. Thanks go to Joe Lynch, Tamay
Tipton and Richie Newton for their service as CCWA board members
during the past two years. Carrie Robertson will continue on as
webmaster for the fourth year. A newsletter editor has not been
chosen yet. Anyone interested?
VIEW PARTY PHOTOS
Oct 5, 2008 -
Canal Crawl Circumnavigation
Windsurfers jockey for position
at the start of the 2008 Canal Crawl.
By Mike Murphy - This original (sorta) annual series began in
2000 and this year was the fifth year for the Corpus Christi
Canal Crawl held on October 5 at the boat ramp on Whitecap and
Caravel in a residential neighborhood on Padre Island.
Last year Windsurfing magazine dubbed the event as
“Windsurfing’s Weirdest Race” (March 2008) and this year
participation grew by 50 percent to include a total of seven
participants, including a kayak. Of the 6 windsurfers the women
almost swept the event, with Angela Hurley and Alissa Inman
taking first and second place respectively. Other windsurfing
participants in order of finish were Mike Murphy, Dave Hasti,
Carrie Robertson and Don Gentry. The course was the same as last
GPS tracks) with Angela, a former US Formula board race
champion and Worldwinds team rider, beating last year’s time by
Everyone seemed to have a good time and a couple of
out-of-state regular windsurfing visitors have expressed an
interest in participating in the next event.
The "crawl" is intended to be fun and to give
windsurfing a little more exposure but it is also a race of
sorts, complete with traveling trophy that will be collecting
dust at Worldwinds this year. Thanks to Michelle Hasti who took
some additional photos during the race which can be viewed in the
CCWA's Photo Gallery.
All participants gather for the
presentation of the traveling trophy being given to the winner,
Angela Hurley, by last year’s winner Mike Murphy.
Oct 4, 2008 -
Discover Windsurfing Day
Don Jackson, CCWA member and
owner, volunteered to organize this annual event which was held
for the first time this year at
Island Basin on Padre Island National Seashore. It has been held
in June during previous years but this year it was pushed to
October when the water's still warm but the hustle and bustle of
summer is over. CCWA members and Worldwinds employees volunteered
their time to promote the sport of windsurfing and the CCWA by
giving free windsurfing lessons all day during the event.
Worldwinds donated equipment and two instructors, CCWA members
worked to set up tents, give lessons on dry-land simulators, give
lessons on the water, do safety patrols via kayak and help clean
up and break down everything. At the end of a long day, about 50
people got a free taste of windsurfing, most for the first time.
VIEW CALLER-TIMES ARTICLE & PHOTOS
CCWA's BIG: Swap
- Sail - Party! - May 3, 2008
SWAP MEET PHOTOS
SCREAMIN' REACH PHOTOS
The idea for the "CCWA Big 3" came about during the Feb 16 Board
Meeting. We thought that to draw people in from out of town for
events, it would be more appealing to action-pack the weekend
with three events, as opposed to spacing them out. For visiting
and local sailors alike, everyone's lives are so busy with other
commitments. We thought asking members to reserve only one day
out of the spring for CCWA would be easier than getting them to
commit to several different events.
SWAP MEET (morning)
The 2nd annual Water Sports Swap
Meet took place beside the Corpus Christi old Coliseum
like last year. Entrance was free for buyers and $5 for sellers
who were invited to sell their used windsurfing gear, surfboards,
kiteboard gear, fishing gear, kayaking gear, etc. CCWA Commodore
Joe Lynch organized the event.
2. SCREAMIN' REACH LONG DISTANCE FLEET RALLY (afternoon)
The Screamin' Reach, a traditional
event from long ago, got a new name and a new format in 2008. The
Screaming Reach Long Distance Fleet Rally
took place May 3 and drew a handful of racers from New Mexico,
along with a few local sailors who met on the sandy shore of
North Beach. Launching off the
beach, they sailed together downwind in light NE winds to
Texas A&M Beach on a deep broad reach. They traversed the
entire width of the Corpus Bay, travelling something like 5
miles. Two of the sailors sailed back upwind to return to their
vehicles, while others got a shuttle ride back. One kiteboarder
named Dieter went alongside the windsurfers and a jet ski
followed the group to deal with emergencies (which there weren't
any of). One sailor, Mike Johnston, was missing in action at one
point but was later located.
The CCWA hopes to repeat the event in 2009. CCWA newsletter
editor Kyle Krebs
organized the rally and was one of the local participants.
3. PARTY & SHRIMP BOIL (evening)
The CCWA Party & Shrimp Boil was
held at Bob Hall Pavilion out on the Gulf coast. CCWA treasurer
Tamay Tipton organized the party.
Feb 16, 2008 - CCWA 1st quarterly board meeting
The 2007 CCWA Christmas party held Dec 15 brought 40-50 club members
to The Bay Yacht Club to share conversation and a catered turkey
dinner organized by club member Tamay Tipton. Board elections were
held, resulting in Carrie Robertson remaining as webmaster and Kyle
Krebs becoming the new newsletter editor, following Alissa Inman who
is stepping down after holding that position. Commodore Joe Lynch
thanked Alissa for her hard work in producing the newsletter during
the past two years while going to Texas A&M.
CCWA 3rd Quarter
Meeting - June 30, 2007
About 30 people showed up to the "Blue Moon" 3rd Quarter CCWA
Club meeting held at Richie and Teresa Newtons' house on Baffin
Bay. Some were club members, some just friends and neighbors.
Folks were on the water riding windsurfers, kiteboards, and a
Hobie cat. They were fishing from the dock, chasing balls in the
yard, jumping on the trampoline, drinking beer and wine, doing
tequila shots, visiting, eating BBQ and enjoying the view at the
Newton's incredible home on Baffin Bay. A few windsurfers even
went night sailing under the full moon, equipped with glow
sticks. View photos in the
CCWA 2nd Quarter
Board Meeting - April 11, 2007
CCWA Board of
Directors: Carrie Robertson (left), Joe Lynch, Tamay
Tipton and Richie Newton (board member Alissa Inman was not able
to attend). Photo by Teresa Newton
The CCWA Board of Directors met at
the Executive Surf Club on Saturday morning, April 11, to discuss
upcoming events and club policies. For more information, visit the
CCWA Board page.
CCWA Holiday Party -
Dec 8, 2006
About 50 CCWA members gathered at the Bay Yacht Club in the
Corpus Christi Marina on Dec 8 to celebrate the holidays, enjoy
brisket and BBQ chicken, visit and elect new board members. New
board members for 2007 are Joe Lynch, Tamay Tipton and Richie
Newton. Returning for their second year are webmaster Carrie
Robertson and newsletter editor Alissa Inman. Arlene Ward and
Larry Haas organized the event. Members brought gifts to donate
to Toys For Tots charity. View photos in the
CCWA 4th Quarter
Meeting - Oct 28, 2006
The CCWA appreciates the hospitality of Pam and Chester for
hosting the fourth quarter 2006 CCWA club meeting at their home
on Saturday, October 28. This was the last business meeting of
the year. The meeting was very short (as promised by Commodore
Don) which met with the spirited approval of the membership. A
neighborhood electrical power failure did not interfere with a
great party. Thanks again to Pam and Chester for their continued
support of windsurfing and the CCWA.
CCWA 3rd Quarter
Meeting - June 24, 2006
Larry Haas photo - June 24, 2006
The third quarter 2006 CCWA club meeting at Pete
and Carrie's house brought about 20 members to the outdoor
picnic table for club business, socializing and BBQ.
The main topic of discussion was the upcoming Discover
Windsurfing Day to be held on the JFK Causeway on Saturday, July
15. See the CCWA HOME page for more
CCWA 2005 Christmas Party
Photos from 2005 Christmas Party in
Photo Gallery. Arleen Ward planned the party, held at the Bay
Yacht Club. Crab Lumley helped her to pick up the meat to be
cooked. Larry Haas picked up the cooked meat and really helped a
lot in serving. Thank you to all those who participated. CCWA
board members were elected (shown in photo above: Newsletter
editor Alissa Inman, Philip Keyserlingk, Don Jackson, Bill Jones
and webmaster Carrie Robertson (with her son Kai).
CCWA Fourth Quarter Meeting 2005
Oct 18, 2005
CCWA members at Taqueria Jalisco for the 4th quarterly meeting.
The officers had expected a small (and word has it, boring)
quarterly meeting, but a surprise turnout of 20 members and
abundance of tacos made for a high energy evening on October 18.
Dr. Charles Allen offered ideas to make the
Velocity Games (or any spring windsurfing race) more appealing to locals. He
also stepped up and volunteered to head a committee to make such a race happen.
There has been quite a turnover in launch site representatives. Some
reps were unable to devote the time or had other circumstances
arise, but luckily others have volunteered so that every launch site
is still covered. Joe Lynch and Bill Jones will represent the Gulf
Coast beaches, Les Daniels will take Laguna Shores, and Pete Meyer
is representing North Beach. Beach reps reported that half of the
picnic tables at Bob Hall pier had disappeared during recent storms,
and every remaining one sustained damage.
Treasurer Bill reported that the club’s finances are doing fine and that new
members continue to trickle in. The club is hoping members will continue to pay
annual dues even though the newsletter and forum
are now accessible for free online. The club discussed using some of its funds
for charitable purposes, for the dual benefit of supporting the community and
Other regular activities were discussed, including the bonfire (Tamay) and
future beach cleanup efforts. More details to come.
Dr. Charles Allen spoke during the club's 4th quarterly meeting about
2006 US Open/Velocity Games.
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