The Student Windsurfing Association

Now that was a very soggy but absolutely brilliant weekend… A massive thank you to everyone that helped out, all of our sponsors and everyone that came for helping us have so much fun despite the mud and rain!


Friday night's arrival had an element of shock; we arrived to more of a lake than a campsite. However, as we ventured further in we realised, to great relief, it was only the parking field that was flooded. So tents were put up, and before long the party commenced.

The party was wild as it always is, although this year ended considerably muddier than usual. By 2am a section of the party tent had descended into somewhat of a slip n slide, with mud-men performing some strange ritual in the sludge. All in all a brilliant night though, as long as you didn't lose your wellies!

Saturday morning saw a lovely and much needed hot breakfast, followed by almost every kit van needing to be pushed out the field thanks to the mud. We then had a fantastic, albeit light-winded day of windsurfing. The beginner beach was bustling, the food truck was rumbling and the vibes were chilling. 

The afternoon also involved a wholesome yoga class from a Bristol student, along with a salsa class from Southampton uni that was priceless to watch. Turns out the SWA general populace has very little dancing ability, we had a lot of fun though!

Saturday night was bustling with fun, starting early with some incredible live bands from Liverpool, Nottingham and Loughborough! They really set the tone of the night with their bangin' songs and fun stories. We then all donned our "opposites attract" themed costumes, with everything from angels and demons to gods and dogs. Needless to say we partied all night.


Sunday gave us brilliant wind, making for some exciting races (results below). Massive thank you to our sponsors Buccaneer, Boardwise, Colwyn Bay Watersports and SunZapper for some incredible prizes.



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