- location:San Francisco
The San Francisco Boardsailing Association (SFBA) is a California not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1986…..
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In pursuit of these objectives, SFBA representatives work closely with local, state and federal officials to address all proposed shoreline development and special events which might impact Bay access and/or wind quality, and to create opportunities for improving access and facilities. Throughout its history, SFBA has remained active at the following sites:
SFBA also hosts and sponsors Boardsailing and Kiteboarding training and safety events, and conducts an annual training for US Coast Guard and USCG Auxiliary personnel in the rescue of Boardsailors and Kiteboarders. Because USCG personnel already know how to save lives, these early-season training events focus on the best ways to retrieve our fellow windsurfers and kiters and it gives new USCG rescue personnel their very first hands-on experience in the handling and safe retrieval of equipment.
SFBA posts safety information at as many access points as possible, and provides Bay Area boardsailing and kiteboarding information online. SFBA Board of Directors and Site Stewards are readily available to assist anyone with safety or access questions through our Contacts button on this website.
SFBA operates with 100% Volunteers and its activities are funded by membership dues and donations. Your annual membership dues (think donation or contribution) go entirely to support boardsailing and kiteboarding in the Bay Area.
NOBODY GETS PAID!!
Your contributions fund everything from the new Crissy East Beach Webcam (http://188.8.131.52/1/siteproxy.html) and the 3rd Avenue Webcam; to underwater hazard marker buoys; to launch site porta-potties; to women-only kiteboarding training events; to safety events; to outreach events, membership parties and BBQs; and launch site improvements. Under the stewardship of SFBA, members and foundations have also directly contributed funds, professional expertise and personal time for everything from site improvements (piling removal, shoreline access, launch ramp feasibility studies and designs, etc.) to beach cleanups to introductory instruction to advanced coaching to the enhancement of training center facilities and donation of a windsurfing simulator.