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For the second year in a row, windsurfers around the country descended upon the second city for some boozing and blasting (blasting not guaranteed). From all corners of the country, universities arrived on Friday evening at their luxurious Selly Oak accommodations. After some hastily executed pre-drinks, 150 windsurfers descended upon Selly’s Friday night Mecca: Circo. The cheapest drinks in Brum ensured a lengthy and messy night was had by all, with the wide selection of takeaways fuelling windsurfers to stagger back home. Full stomachs and spinning heads made for an always comfortable night on the hosts’ floors, ready for a full day out on the water the next day.

Just a matter of a few hours later, with heads still spinning, we all awoke. The smell of bacon frying ultimately got everyone out of bed, and a slow start to the morning ended with all up at Chasewater, greeted with a blustery 3 knots howling in our ears. This wouldn’t stop the beginners who flocked to the water in numbers, and backed this up with some competitive racing. Some bending of the rules occurred with Ben from Brum resorting to paddling and was disqualified rather swiftly. This was followed by intermediate racing, where some enthusiastic pumping was needed in the absence of any kind of wind and resulted in a tiring workout for those involved.

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!

Calling all windsurfers new and old, it’s that time of year again - AUSSIE KISS! Get ready for a weekend at the Llandegfedd Reservoir, in the sunny south of Wales, full of windsurfing! 

This year, we’re shaking it up a bit with live bands, yoga workshops, salsa classes and much more! Not forgetting the windsurfing classes with lessons and workshops ranging from beginners to advanced, this is the best time to get out on the water.

So when is AK?

 

 

AUSSIE KISS 18 - OPPOSITES ATTRACT 

Calling all windsurfers new and old, it’s that time of year again - AUSSIE KISS! Get ready for a weekend at the Llandegfedd Reservoir, in the sunny south of Wales, full of windsurfing! 

This year, we’re shaking it up a bit with live bands, yoga workshops, salsa classes and much more! Not forgetting the windsurfing classes with lessons and workshops ranging from beginners to advanced, this is the best time to get out on the water.




This year’s SWA holiday took us to the small town of Viganj, Croatia, with outrageously perfect sun, astounding amounts of kit and the comfiest hammocks ever experienced. A massive thank you to James Arney for organising by far the best week of the year.

  

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