The Student Windsurfing Association

This year, for the very first time, Colwyn Bay Watersports played host to the most important windsurfing event in the university calendar: The British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Windsurfing Championships. SWA BUCS Student Windsurfing Nationals 2017 is sponsored by Conwy County Borough Council. Taking place over the last weekend of April (29th-30th) the event saw almost 100 student competitors take to the water in 5 divisions to compete it out for the coveted BUCS points and medals. Well done to everyone who competed and attended this amazing event! Below are the key results.

Nationals 2017 date has been confirmed!

28th - 30th April 2017, to be held in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

BUCS entry for the competition is already open, so don't forget to get your members signed up through your Athletics Union (or Student Union for some of you).

BUCS entries close a couple of weeks before the event, so don't leave it until the last minute.

Tickets for camping accommodation and party (not included in the BUCS entry fee) will need to be purchased separately by your members from the SWA website in due course.

Details will be out soon.

We look forward to seeing you for the biggest competition weekend of the year, and one final blowout before the summer! 


The Puravida SWA Wave Series reached its climactic conclusion this weekend, in the storm whipped waters of South Wales. Students from far and wide converged on Cardiff to compete for a place on the overall podium, strutting their stuff both in the waves and in the bar.

You can read the full write up on the site and you can find the run down of the results below.

London took centre stage on the weekend of the 17th-19th February as over 130 windsurfers from universities across the UK descended on the capital to share in the thrill of Imperial College London’s brand new student windsurfing event: Soggy Cockney. Despite light winds, the weekend was a rip roaring success and a huge celebration of sport with the city horizon scattered with windsurf sails bathing in the February sun. The Student Windsurfing Association (SWA) certainly made the most of the many activities held both on and off the water. Soggy Cockney was the last of the three SWA core events held this academic year in association with Sport Imperial and Queen Mary Reservoir. This huge inter-university collaboration attracted windsurfing clubs from every corner of the UK. Imperial stormed onto the SWA circuit with a weekend that will not be forgotten and we hope it's the first of many more to come!


The 25th of November in the year 2016 marked the advent of Swansea University Windsurfing Club’s first ever Student Windsurfing Association Event, Swansea Seamen! The 130+ person event took place down in Port Talbot in South Wales on the generous water mass that is Tata Steel Reservoir and featured a range of lessons and clinics for learning windsurfers along with freestyle competition and slalom racing for those looking to prove themselves on the water. Non – wind related fun was kindly provided by the Swansea University Live Music Society whose dulcet tones echoed throughout the Tata Sailing Clubhouse during their Open Mic sets which also allowed for those windsurfing attendees feeling brave enough to step up and serenade the crowd as well.


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