Vanora ENGADINWIND by Dakine 




dated 18.10.2020


We are proud to host officially the

2021 iQ Foil World Championship

2021 FOIL STYLE World Championship


in Silvaplana - Engadin - Switzerland 





dated 05.08.2020



People arriving in Switzerland from certain countries and areas are required to go into quarantine. The list of these countries and areas will be updated on 8 August 2020 and will include among other Spain (with the exception of the Balearic and Canary Islands).



  • Citizens of Spain and others entering from Spain will have to enter Switzerland before 07. August 2020 23:59. As of 08. August 00:00 quarantine will be obligatory.
  • There are two exceptions! If you are entering Switzerland from the Balearic and Canary Islands there are no restrictions and therefore no quarantine.
  • Citizens of Spain and others entering Switzerland from Spain after 08. August 00:00 have to undergo a 10 days quarantine
  • The organizer is working on solutions for accommodation and trying to find cheap and good accommodation for the athletes. There are two options hotel or camping.
  • If Spanish Athletes need help with accommodation, please write an email to: 
    Arrival date
    Name, Phone, Email
    Camping or Hotel
  • The organizer can’t guarantee accommodation at the moment, but is working 24/7 on solutions.

More information from the Swiss Government is available here -



dated 21.07.2020




Last day for reduced REGISTRATION for the
2020 FFoil World Championship

Status quo: 141 competitors form 25 Nations



dated 21.06.2020


Today is the longest day in 2020 - Summer solstice


and we proudly announce to organize also the longest

Vanora ENGADINWIND by Dakine in the history of the event.


4 days of the Formula Foil World Championship

4 Days of the Foil Freestyle World Championship

5 days of the iQ Foil European Championship


The organizer confirms to host the

2020 iQ FOIL European Championship

August 21st - 26th


you can find the updated program here



dated 04.06.2020


Vanora ENGADINWIND by Dakine

is confirmed !!!


After an uncertain and difficult time with the Covid-19 we are happy to announce that we can hold the event in Silvaplana, Switzerland.


Switzerland will open the borders by June 15th for all the countries out of the Schengen agreement.

Stay tuned … 


dated 06.12.2019


BIG NEWS from Santa Claus!

FOILMANIA is growing in Switzerland


After organising a successful Windsurfing Foil World Championship 2019 in Silvaplana-Switzerland, we are proud to announce that the Vanora ENGADINWIND by Dakine will host the Formula Foil World Championship in 2020 in the wonderful valley of the Engadine.

In 2019 we organized the wolrd’s biggest Windsurfing Foil event in the history of watersports. In November 2019, the IOC selected the IQFoil as the new Olympic Windsurfboard for the Olympics in Paris 2024. The organisation of the Vanora ENGADINWIND by Dakine started three years ago to push the Foil watersport under the title of «FOILMANIA».

From August 19th to 23rd 2020 we will welcome more than 150 Foil Windsurfers from all over the world in Silvaplana, Switzerland and celebrate the new Olympic discipline on it’s highest level.

We are also announcing the 2ndFoil Freestyle Championship, called «Champion of the planet» and will invite the best and most creative Freestyle Foilers in the world.

Stay tuned … and we wish you a H.A.P.P.Y. Santa Clause




Check out the new Film:

Engadinwind 2019 by CC Films




24. August 2019

>>> The Party is for F.R.E.E. <<<


LOCO ESCRITO live @22:00


17:00                   Opening FESTA DA SURF

                          at the Tent Lej Suot

18:00                   Zumba mit Enrico Gallati 

19:00                   Barbados Surf Legend 

                             Brian Talma

                           presents “the BOOK & STORY”

19:30                   Prize Giving ENGADINWIND

                            Engadin Marathon and Freestyle

20:00                   Break Dance Show 

20:30                   DJ Papi Electric

22:00                   LOCO ESCRITO LIVE Hit “Uiui”

23:30                   SAMURAY KUBA LIVE

                            Power Reggaeton Dance Show

till 03:00               Party with DJ Papi Electric






Amado Vrieswijk NB-20 from Bonair wins the Tow-in Contest of the European Freestyle Pro Tour. He showed the crowed a perfect Air Funnel Burner. Second place goes to Balz Müller SUI-21and in third place Jeremy Plüss SUI-500 both from Biel / Switzerland.





The Swiss Championship is still running. In the Lead after 3 day is Casper Bumann NED-52 from Netherland in front of the two French Windsurfers Nicolas Goyard FRA-465 and William Huppert FRA-330. In fourth position is the first Swiss Rider Richard Stauffacher SUI-31 from Wangs.


Today the Foil Mania kicks off and also the European Freestyle Pro Tour will start with the Tow-in freestyle event.


More than 80 Windsurfers, Kiters and Sailers from over 10 Nations travelled to the wonderfull valley in the Engadin mountains. The Engadinwind on lake Silvaplana is one of the most popular watersport events world wide.


pics by Luca Fumagalli



Matteo Iachino ITA-140

is back for the Foil Mania


Matteo is leading the Slalom PWA World Ranking 2018.


The Slalom World Champion 2016 and Vice World Champion 2017 is back in the Engadin for the FOIL MANIA.



Tonky Everon Frans NB-7 confirmed for the Tow-in Freestyle


Tonky NB-7 "#the Island boyz" won the first European Freestyle pro Tour event this year in Austria and is the current leader of the overall Ranking.


He is one of the most positive Freestylers and has always a BIG smile in his face.

His moves are outstanding and we are looking foward to welcome Tonky Frans in the wunderfull Engadin on lake Silvaplana.


link: Tonky Frand NB-7





Top Swiss Freestylers at the ENGADINWIND

Check the Tow-in Freestyle Action


European Freestyle Pro Tour from August 16th - 19th 2018


Loïck Spicher SUI - 19

EFPT Ranking No 4 and 2nd at the EFPT vent in Sardinia



Balz Müller SUI - 21

The most creative Freestyler Windsurfer on our planet

PWA Ranking No. 8



Jeremy Plüss SUI - 500

One of the TOP Swiss Shots in Freestyle Windsurfing



European Freestyle Pro Tour




Gonzalo Costa Hoevel ARG-3 and Amado Vrieswijk NB-20

confirmed for the Foil Mania at the Engadinwind


Gonzalo Costa Hoevel - the Worldcup leader and winner of the Foil Exibition Race at the Engadinwind 2017 from Argentina will try to defend his titel on the lake of Silvaplana in Switzerland.


Amado Vriesvijk from Bonair - the winner of the Foil Wolrd Cup in Costa Brava, Spain and acting Freestyle Vice World Champion 2017 is looking forward to come back to Silvaplana in the wunderful Engadin valley for the Foil Mania and EFPT tow-in Contest.



EFPT at Engadinwind 2018

One of the most traditional windsurfing events ever will host some of the best freestyle windsurfers of Europe and beyond. The Engadinwind that happens every year at the beautiful scenery of lake Silvaplana in Switzerland, will feature an EFPT tow-in only competition with € 3.000,- prize-money up for grabs.




Foiling on Kiteboards, Sailboats and Windsurfers

New trend and another dimension in Watersport


Download the PROGRAM



Legends Race 2017

40. Engadin Surfmarathon


Mark Thomas from Holland wins the Legends Race at the 40th Engadin Surfmarathon Argentine World Cup rider Gonzalo Costa Hoevel wins silver 3rd place goes to the Swiss Olympic windsurfer Richard Stauffacher from Feusisberg.

Charly Messmer the Swiss Windsurf legend fought to the semi-finals and unfortunately failed. He won the legendary Engadin Surfmarathon in 1981. The German Rainer Gutjahr, who won the Marathon in 1980, was also the oldest winner on the lake Silvaplana.


The two record winners of the Engadin surf marathon Timm Stade and Matthias Bornhäuser both from Germany were together in the same heat on the starting line. They won the surf marathon 4 times each in the years 1989 to 1999 and had great fun at the Legends Race.



Furthermore, many Worldcup Windsurf Riders who have won the Engadin Surfmarathon in recent years have traveled for the Legends Race to Silvaplana. Some current top rider are the German Sebastian Kördel GER-220, Steve Allen AUS-0 from Australia, and the Argentinian Gonzalo Costa Hoevel ARG-3. From the Swiss point of view at the Legends Race, the Swiss Elia Colombo SUI-63 won the last surf marathon. The Polish World and European Champion Wojtek Brzozowski POL-10, who won the Marathon in 2001, also won the Formula Windsurfing Swiss Championship.



Winner Foil Windsurfing

Gonzalo Costa Hoevel ARG-3


2nd Alex Cousin FRA-752

3rd Amado Vrieswjik NB-20

4th Matteo Iachino ITA-140

5th Steven van Broeckhoven B-72



The Argentinian Worldcup rider Gonzalo Costa Hoevel ARG-3 wins the Windsurf Foil Exhibition Race before world champion Alexandre Cousin FRA-752 from France and the vice-world champion in freestyle windsurfing Amado Vrieswijk from Bonair. The reigning Slalom World Champ Matteo Iachino ITA-140 and freestyle European champion Steven van Broeckhoven B-72 took fourth place.



Leader Slalom

Sebastian Kördel GER-220


In the lead after the first Slalom day is Sebastian Kördel

2nd Jordi Vonk NED-69

3rd Alex Cousin FRA-752


Leader Women

1st Karin Jaggi SUI-14

2nd Esther de Geus NED-16



Mike Martin from Sempach wins the Kitefoil Race

with 9 wins in 10 races. He is one of the best kitefoil riders in Switzerland and has also participated internationally in the World Tour during the last years.

2nd place is occupied by Kari Eisenhut and in 3rd place is Beni Kälin. The Kitefoilers had the best conditions on lake Silvaplana for the last two days and provided the race which was exciting to the numerous spectators.



Kitefoil Race Day 1


6 Races on the 1st day with perfect conditions on lake Silvaplana.

The forecast looks awesome for tomorrow


1. Mike Martin SUI     3.75

2. Kari Eisenhut SUI   8.75

3. Andreas Messerli  16.0

4. Beni Kälin             17.0

5. Daniel Meier         23.0



The Engadinwind 2017 writes sports history. 

With the 40th anniversary of the Engadin Surfmarathon the Regatta is the oldest still existing Windsurfing event in the world.

All winners of the last 40 years have been invited to the wonderful Engadin for a one-time anniversary. Olympians, World Champions, European Champions and Swiss Champions have followed the invitation and will compete with the legends of windsurfing on the "Legends Race" from 18th  - 20th  August on Lake Silvaplana.

The Swiss surf legend and windsurf pioneer Charly Messmer, who won the marathon in 1981, will be guest in Silvaplana. Also present will be the fastest windsurf women in the world and 29-time world champion Karin Jaggi from Bern. The mother, windsurf pro and marketing manager of her own windsurfing brand won the marathon in 2003 and became a freestyle world champion in her home country at the Lake Silvaplana 2005.

From the Swiss perspective are two athletes very interesting, the Olympic athletes Jan Bonga, who won the Regatta in 1987. He will start with his original Olympicboard and the multiple Swiss champion Richard Stauffacher who won the Engadin Surfmarathon 2009 and 2013. The list of winners and windsurfing legends is long. Active and former windsurfers from 15 nations are expected to celebrate the great anniversary in the Engadin on Lake Silvaplana. Special mention should also be made of the two record winners who won the marathon four times in the years 1988 - 1999. These are the Olympic Windsurfers Timm Stade and Matthias Bornhäuser, both from Germany.

The Engadinwind takes place on the Lake Silvaplana from 14th to 20th August 2017 and offers an attractive program with highlights. The big highlight is surely the 40th Engadin Surfmarathon on Saturday 19th August. An international and high-caliber field is expected. Among the favorites is World Cup rider Sebastian Kördel from Germany, who has already won the marathon three times. He is one of the youngest winners of the legendary regatta, along with probably the most famous Windsurfing legend Robby Naish USA. Robby Naish won the first Engadin Surfmarathon in 1978 at the age of 15 years. Sebastian Kördel was only 17 years old at his first victory in 1990 and would naturally like to take another win, to equalize the record winners.



Charly Messmer Z - 1 .... is back at the Engadinwind


He's the real Swiss Windsurfing Legend and won the Engadin Surfmarathon in 1981 single and on the tandem windsurfer together with the founder of the legendary marthon race Nicolo Holinger from St.Moritz.
He develped the windsurfing sport back in the 70's and 80's together with Robby Naish, Pete Cabrinha, Randy Naish, Rick Naish and many more with the famous mistral team.


His palmares is outstanding:

> more than 20 Swiss Chmapion titels

> 6 EM titels Windsurfer, Open Class, Mistral, Funboard

> 3 World Champion titels, 2 Open Class, 1 Windsurfer

> Worldcup 1984 4th overall and 2nd Wave





Timm Stade and Matthias Bornhäuser

the record winners are confirmed for the 40th anniversary of the Engadin Surfmarathon.

Both germans won the prestigious titel in the Engadin 4 - times and participated at the Olympic Games.


Timm Stade 1988 / 1989 / 1990 / 1994
Matthias Bornhäuser 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999


We proudly welcome the legends in the wunderful valley.
Both have made windsurfing history on lake Silvaplana.





New trend and another dimension in watersport


The ENGADINWIND will host:


14.-15. August 2017

Kite Foil Race


18. - 20. August 2017

Windsurf Foil Exhibtion Race






10. May 2017

Athletes from all over the world are competing for the title of the international Kite and Windsurf event in the Engadin.

In the 19th edition of the Engadinwind event on Lake Silvaplana various highlights are awaiting the spectators, together with some exciting premiers.

World champions, olympians and legends are stopping by at the Engadinwind from 14th to 20th of August. The racers will compete in different disciplines. The kitesurfers and windsurfers will not only compete for the Kitefoil Race and the title as Swiss Champion, but also compete at the legendary 40th Engadin Marathon.


Aaron Hedlow at the ENGADINWIND 2014

Back on TOP at the higest event on our planet


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Red Bull Adventure with Aaron Hedlow on lake Silvaplana


John Heineken is the Winner of the ENGADINWIND Kitefoil Goldcup 2014

The best Kitfoilers of the world from 15 nations traveled up to the Engadin for the second stop of the Kitefoil Goldcup world tour. In the last few days we did 9 races on the Lake Silvaplana. Winner with seven victories is the vice Worldchampion from the US John Heineken. At the second place is the actual European Champion and winner of the last years Engadin marathon Olly Bridge from Great Britain. At the 3rd Place finished Nicolas Parlier, France with the same score but less victory races.
The best women is the current European Champion Steph Bridge from Great Britain. The „Bridge Family“ is one more time realy successful at that Kitefoil Goldcup. At Saturday 16th the junior World Champion Tom Bridge will show a freestyle session on lake Silvaplana with the 5 time World Champion and kite legend Aaron Hedlow from Great Britain.


7. August 2014

Aaron Hadlow & Tom Bridge at the ENGADINWIND

Don’t miss the Freestyle Session on Saturday, August 16th

13 years old World Youth Champion & European Youth freestyle Champion Tom Bridge spends some time with five time World Champion and Legend Aaron Hadlow at the ENGADINWIND.

Aaron is the most accomplished kiteboarder in the planet and therefore considered the biggest legend in the sport. He joined the PKRA at a very young age, dominating the competitive scene and wining 5 consecutives freestyle world titles (2004 – 2008), a record which will stand for many years to come.
Tom is one of the the young super talents in the Kitesport and the second time in Switzerland. He is the current World Champion in his category and ready to show his amazing skills togehter with the best kite surfers on the planet.


16. August 2013

Doppelsieg am „BEST of 3“ für den 41-fachen Windsurf Weltmeister Björn Dunkerbeck.

Er gewinnt gleich zwei von drei Disziplinen. Die Slalom Wertung geht an den amtierenden Slalom Weltmeister und auch im Speed ist der Champion nicht zu schlagen und gewinnt die Wertung.

In der Overallwertung bestehend aus den Disziplinen Speed, Slalom und Racing gewinnt Simone Vannucci aus Italien vor Björn Dunkerbeck und dem amtierenden Europameister im Kitesurfen Olly Bridge.

Das Kitesurfing Team gewinnt in der Endabrechnung die Teamwertung des „BEST of 3“ am Engadinwind 2013 und setzt sich gegen die Windsurfer und Segler knapp durch.


7. August 2013

Congratulation to Karin Jaggi SUI-14 |   3rd place at the PWA Wave Contest in Tenerife

Starker Wind mit bis zu 35 Knoten und hohe Wellen von einem Süd-Swell am letzten Tag des Weltcup in el Cabezo.
Wir freuen uns den den Windsurf Champion nächste Wochen in Silvaplana/Schweiz begrüssen zu dürfen anlässlich des ENGADINWIND 2013


1. August 2013

European Chmapionchip Titel for Steph and Olly Bridge in Italy

Die beiden frischgebackenen Europameister bestreiten den BEST of 3 ab dem 13. August auf dem Silvaplanersee im Kiteteam. Olly Bridge gilt als eines der grössten Kitesurf Talente der heitigen Zeit und wird auch anlässlich des Engadin Marathon seinen Titel zu verteidigen versuchen.

Herzliche Gratulation an die beiden Champions !!!


Doppelsieg am „BEST of 3“ für den 41-fachen Windsurf Weltmeister Björn Dunkerbeck.

Er gewinnt gleich zwei von drei Disziplinen. Die Slalom Wertung geht an den amtierenden Slalom Weltmeister und auch im Speed ist der Champion nicht zu schlagen und gewinnt die Wertung. 

In der Overallwertung bestehend aus den Disziplinen Speed, Slalom und Racing gewinnt Dirk Hanel aus Deutschland vor dem Schweizer Patrick Diethelm und Björn Dunkerbeck.

Das Kitesurfing Team gewinnt in der Endabrechnung die Teamwertung des „BEST of 3“ am Engadinwind 2012 und setzt sich erstmals gegen die Windsurfer und Segler knapp durch.

Der Kitesurfer Ollie Bridge gewinnt den Enagdin Marathon 2012

Der Engländer Ollie Bridge aus Exmouth gewinnt als Kitersurfer den Engadin Marathon auf dem Silvaplanersee und ist damit der erste Kiter, der den Marathon schneller als die Windsurfer in einer absoluten Spitzenzeit von 46 Minuten und 27 Sekunden absolviert. Damit sind die Windsurfer in der 35-jährigen Geschichte das erste Mal geschlagen.

Ebenfalls schneller und Gewinner bei den Seglern, war Philip Käsermann mit seinem Moth in einer Zeit von 47:14. Der beste Windsurfer Nicolas Warembourg kommt in diesem Jahr aus Frankreich und absolviert die Marathondistanz in einer Zeit von 48:31.


Fussball meets Windsurfing im wunderschönen Engadin

Trotz fehlendem Wind konnten wir hohen Besuch in Silvaplana  begrüssen.

Christian Gross, Schweizer Top Fussballtrainer und Björn Dunkerbeck 41 facher Weltmeister und Windsurflegende  mit OK Präsident Christian Müller


with some of the BEST Freestylers of the wolrd.
Nicolas Akgazciyan (F-400) | Starboard, Point-7
Julien Mas (F-07) | Hot Sails Maui, Patrick
Ruben Petrisie (NB-50) | KA Sails, AHD

Krönung zum Abschluss des ENGADINWIND 2011

Der frischgebackene Slalom Weltmeister 2011 und 41-fache Worldchampion im Windsurfen begrüsst Dani Pedrosa, den 3-fachen Motorrad Weltmeister und Moto GP Gewinner in Deutschland 2011 .
Die beiden geniessen einen Tag im traumhaften Engadin und gehen zusammen Windsurfen auf dem Silvaplanersee.

Gratulation an die beiden Weltmeister !