The U.S. Windsurfing Championship will be held on Lake Okabena in Worthington, Minnesota from June 11 – 15, 2014. Home of the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, the southwest Minnesota city also hosted the 2004 and 2008 championships.
Located on the Buffalo Ridge, Worthington is one of the windiest locations in the Midwest with average wind speeds of 18.5 mph. For this reason, the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival was founded in 1999. The annual festival includes free instruction and competitive windsurfing, live music from original artists, food and art vendors, and art activities. Numerous community and family-friendly events will take place in support of the national championship.