The most sustainable speedsurfing tour is now underway from the first of April 2023!
The Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge is an online event that brings together speedsurfers from around the world in one virtual tour. The event is divided into three periods, with each period lasting several weeks. Bjorn Dunkerbeck, 42 times windsurf World Champion, created this event concept, with the intention to provide a global platform for speedsurfers to compete against each other, regardless of their location.
The three periods for the 2023 Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge are:
01.04. – 31.05.2023: Period 1 Gran Canaria Dunkerbeck Speed Challenge
01.07. – 31.08.2023: Period 2 The Summer Edition
01.10. – 30.11.2023: Period 3 The Third Edition
During each period, competitors upload their sessions on the gp3s web rankings at www.gps-speedsurfing.com.
Sessions will be ranked according to their average speed achieved over a distance of 250 meters.
Competitors can participate from anywhere in the world, as long as they have a free account on www.gps-speedsurfing.com and access to an approved GPS device.
All sessions need to be recorded and uploaded compliant with gp3s rules. Check the website for details.
Disciplines and Categories
Explore the world of speed sailing with a lot of wind powered disciplines: speed windsurfing, speed foil windsurfing, and speed wing foiling in each event period. One account is valid for all event types and gp3s has no entry fee!
The participation in each and all disciplines is also free of charge. Register for the event, bring a friend and have fun!
One of the unique aspects of the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge is that it allows global participation. Competitors from all over the world can take part and compete against each other without having to travel to a specific location.
This aspect of the challenge has helped to increase its popularity and attract a big range of competitors from different countries and backgrounds.
Additionally, one of the goals of the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge is to discover new speed spots around the world. By exploring new locations, participants can experience different conditions and challenges, making the competition even more exciting.
The event also aims to promote tourism in less known areas, bringing attention to beautiful and unique places that may not be well-known to the general public.
Are you ready for the challenge? Find out how to register HERE
Dream Team Riders at the GPS speed challenge
The 48.64 knots Gunnar achieved on 250 meters in France was a great testament to the open water speed potential of the exciting new iSonic Speed 45, due for public release very soon.
Another Dream Team member and upcoming rider, John John Vanderick (13 years old) just hit a new PR with 31.31 knots and he is hungry for more.
Photo by POS La Palme