The Student Windsurfing Association

Now, this is a story all about BrUWE
And how we want to be great like Louis
And you should take a weekend, just come on down
We’ll give you all great adventures in Bristol town 

In the west country area, hungover and dazed,
The lakeside, is where we’ll spend most of our days, (Bowmoor lake)
Chillin' out maxin' relaxing' all cools
Jumping on inflatables cause dem are da rulez (Yes, inflatables)
When a couple of guys, in their wetsuits were stood,
The wind’s blowin’ up, and they’ll want a warm hood (Forecast pending)
Ready for the races, excited and scared 
Their reps from last night might just get repaired 

She’d begged and pleaded for me to stay 
“You can’t go windsurfing on valentine's day” 
I gave her a Gin and then told her to sip it
Then packed our kit bags and revealed her ticket

Second night, yo there’s no hope,
Southampton are here as the slutty pope
Is this what the party of windsurf is like?
Hmmmmm this might be alright.

I whistled in the morning, that bacon was a plus
then went to sleep, in the back of our bus
woke up by the lake, watching wrestling in jelly
It’s gotta be time for free food in my belly

I rolled to the shore for a basic clinic
But I

was to drunk to try and mimic
I looked at the carnage,
and dismounted my board
To bury my face for the T-Osborne award


Get your kit packed, your fancy dress prepared & dancing shoes at the ready, it’s time for BrUWE Wet Dreams 7 - Seven minutes in Heaven-Wildest Fantasies

On Friday 12th February until Sunday 14th February

Registration: Cider press 20.00 then onto party venue 1
Saturday: Bowmoor Lake 9.00
Wildest Fantasys Party: Venue 2 
Sunday: Bowmoor Lake 10.00

What you get:
• 2 x nights luxury* accommodation in a wonderful windsurf host house
• 2 x Hangover-busting breakfasts
• 2 x lunches at the lake
• Entry to all competitions
• Dinner on Saturday night
• Entry to 2 out-of-this-world parties 
• One magical weekend of (fuzzy) memories!


This event is hosted on Anglesey in North Wales with Funsport at Rhosneigr beach and Bangor university.
There is a solid south wind and good swell forecast for saturday and more South Westerly winds coming in and growing swell for Sunday, with plenty of beach available all through the day to run the competition!
The format for the weekend is as follows:
We will aim to run the main competition in the best side shore conditions on offer across the weekend.
9am - Beach check, rig up kit and heat draw for the competition will take place, all riders need to be signed in by 9.30
10am - Briefing at Funsport Shop, all competitors must attend,  first possible start 10.30
4pm - last possible heat
We are running a Student Super Session with coaching and tips from local sailors and some top tips for the conditions.  The Expression Session format will be run and photographed to find the ‘best jump’, ‘best wave’ and maybe even  ‘best wipeout’ ……all images will be viewed online at the following week so that you can log on and vote for the top 3.  We will welcome images from any budding photographers who might want to capture the action!
12pm - Briefing at Funsport Shop, all competitors must attend,  first possible start 12.30
2pm - Expression Session finishes
3pm - Prize giving at Funsport/Beach Cafe.
Please make sure you attend the briefings so you know about any changes or updates based on the conditions each day.
The beach cafe will be open all weekend with special meals on for students, competitors and spectators alike so please come along and enjoy the action!!
Nigel and Geoff from the BWA should be around across the weekend if you would like to find out more about the upcoming British Wave Tour dates and how to get involved and take part!
I would like to say a huge thanks to our hosts at Funsport and the Beach Cafe and guest judges ‘Bucky Funsport’, Steve Laddiman' and 'Ben Page' as well as the Bangor uni students that will be helping us to run this competition across the stormy weekend!
Jim Brooks - Puravida Boardriders.


Brace yourself. The first SWA event of 2016! Rhos Ness Monster III is here, hosted by Bangor University. Head down for a weekend of crazy waves, beautiful atmosphere, howling wind, powerful shapes, cheap drinks and of course the intense lashing environment the is the megalopolis* of Bangor - all for just £20!


Friday 5th - Sunday 7th January

What's included?

During both days we'll be heading down to Rhosneigr beach on the lovely Isle of Anglesey to catch some ridiculous North Welsh waves after a lovely cooked breakfast provided by your hosts. Hot dinner will be provided on Saturday night before that night's lash commences.

Both nights we have hooked you up with free entry to a select few of Bangor's huge** choice of nightclubs, incredible drinks deals as well!

Fancy dress theme 



Meet at the Old Glan on Friday evening from 6pm to register, receive you wristbands and be allocated to a lovely**** member of Bangor Windsurf Club who will be your host for the weekend!

Friday Night - Old Glan 210 High Street LL57 1NY

Daytime - Rhosneigr, meeting at Funsport (the shop on the beach,) 1 Beach Terrace, Rhosneigr, Anglesey, LL64 5QB)

Hope to see lots of you there for another epic weekend of windsurfing and***** lashing in the lovely City of Bangor, centre of the universe, nerve centre of the North, colourful academic capital of North Wales, city of dreams, guiding light of civilization, capital of charm, metropolis of mirth. Bangor may be small but with lots of training from the one and only Taffy Osborne we sure now know how to party!******* So make sure you don't miss out of the first of these classic events, 2016!

Who blame all the *s on 

Text - Kathy Dicken, B.U.W.C.

Notes - Taffy Osborne, S.W.P.

What all the *s mean

* This is a real word.

** There's like 5. We're going to the best (cheapest.)

*** Looking hot is not an option. (Don't tell any actual Scot)

**** A girl wrote this, can you tell? I removed most of the !'s

***** More of an and/or******

****** Party not optional.

******* They didn't before. Fixed it. Feel free to provide further education.

Also note - this is exactly the same text as last year if you noticed, that's because it's going to be just as good, probably far better. We're so busy making it awesome we resorted to copy and paste.


The weekend of the 5th-7th February will see Rhosneigr beach host the second event of the Puravida SWA Wave Series.

Back in December the students went head to head with an insane forecast of 6m waves and 50 knots at the first event in Plymouth. After some nail-biting rounds, Matt Cox was victorious having managed 7 proper turns on a logo high set, snatching the victory from Sara Kellett, who went all out in the big waves.

These two are likely hoping to build on their success with some great competition at Bangor, however they will be facing tough competition from those who narrowly missed the podium, as well as a few notable absentees, including defending series champion Louis Morris of Bristol, who suffered an unfortunate incident involving a roof rack en route to Plymouth


We chatted to some of the podium potentials about what they were expecting, and who they were expecting to bring the big tricks. 


Matt Cox – Plymouth, Tabou/GA Sails

PlymEx Result: 1st

Are you going to Rhossy?

I am going to Rhossy, I don't have huge expectations for the competition though I've been off the water for the last month with a shoulder injury so i'm mainly looking forward to getting sailing again and having fun in conditions that I don't normally get to sail in.

Been out much over winter?

It has been a pretty good winter until I tore my shoulder been windy pretty much everyday

Biggest competition:

I would say my favourite to win is either Ben page or Tom Bennett-Lloyd. But Sara Kellett might just surprise them both.

Matt Cox at Plymexe (by Danya Schwertfeger)


Sara Kellett – UWE, Tushingham/Starboard/Mystic

PlymEx Result: 2nd

Are you going to Rhossy?

I came 2nd at Plymex which I was super happy with. I should hopefully be able to make it to Rhossy, especially if the forecast looks good. I love windsurfing there as the waves are really playful and good for both jumping and riding. Also last year there were quite a few girls competing which was great to see. It's a good place to learn the basics of wave windsurfing if there is anyone out there thinking of trying it for the first time.

Been out much over winter?

I got a bit of sailing in over Christmas when it was nice and warm and windy, but hardly been on the water the whole of 2016 because of exams and uni and stuff. Hopefully I'll be able to get on the water this weekend for some practise.

Biggest competition:

To win I suppose I just have to hope for a bit of luck. but if Louis Morris and Ben Page are there and on form it will be a tough competition. Then there's Matt Cox who won down in Cornwall, and Tom Bennett-Lloyd who's a bit of a local Rhossy sailor so either of them could win it too.

Sara Kellett - at Plymexe (photo by Danya Schwertfeger)


 Louis Morris (photo by Simon Burgess)


Will Matt manage to stay top of the podium? Or will local sailor Tom Bennett-Lloyd pull off a home victory? Whatever happens it promises to be a great weekend of windsurfing, tickets available now!


Tom Bennett-Lloyd (photo by Dave White)

At the end of last year we saw yet another successful collaboration between Plymouth and Exeter university to bring us PlymEx 2015: Rumble in the Jungle wave event. With the arrival of gale force winds threatening to cancel the competition, only the hardiest of windsurfers were brave enough to challenge the elements head on. The combination of big waves and high winds meant for a spectacular competition with some impressive aerials, turns and even more impressive wipeouts!


  • 1st – Matt Cox (Plymouth, Tabou/GA Sails)
  • 2nd – Sara Kellett (UWE, Tushingham/Starboard/Mystic)
  • 3rd – Tom Bennett-Lloyd (Bangor)
  • 4th – Tom Pidden (Nottingham)
  • 5th –  Charlie Gilman (Southampton, Puravida/Severne)

Below is an extract from an article written by our very own Ben Page and posted by one of our sponsors on

A forecast for 6m waves and 50knots is something that would have even the most experienced wave sailors quivering with nervous anticipation. This is exactly what the sailors of the Student Windsurfing Association (SWA) had facing them in the run up to the first event of the year on Saturday 5th December.



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