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Capital of Windsurfing-Izmir

Leadership: Event takes place in English / by invitation only


March 7, 2019

13:00 - 14:00

Lindau 6 / Meeting Bridge A / Mezzanine Level (fairground)

The President of the Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) Mr. Jimmy Diaz and windsurfing champion Ms. Çağla Kubat will make a presentation about windsurfing and watersports in İzmir. They have worked on making İzmir a popular windsurfing destination and making Çeşme an attraction center for watersports. The duo has conducted the organization of the PWA World Cup in Çeşme, which is a big event that has contributed to the recognition of the destination remarkably.

They continue to work on promoting windsurfing and watersports in İzmir at their private windsurfing school in Alaçatı.

Windsurfing has been a major part of the lives of Çağla Kubat and Jimmy Diaz. After learning to windsurf, Çağla´s life never steered far from windsurfing and she managed to integrate it in all aspects of her life. Balancing a successful career in television together with a successful career in competitive windsurfing, Çağla’s love for the sport is limitless and she has done all she can to promote windsurfing in Turkey.

Jimmy Diaz has been competing since he was 13 years old gaining a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of racing, sail development, and now with the organisational part of the sport as president of the PWA. His involvement and adventures in the sport span over 30 years.

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Contact Person: Cagdas Gunes
T.: +905542793109