Having idly sat through the summer long wind drought, the UK’s south-westerly is finally waking up! Windsurfers nationally are watching the guru, patiently waiting to invade the coast in full force. It’s not yet cold and there’s still some daylight, but wait, that’s not all… With the start of October comes yet another university year and that can only mean one thing, time for the annual Student Windsurfing Festival – AUSSIE KISS 9!!
Nationally renowned, Aussie Kiss is the student’s introduction to the Student Windsurfing Association (SWA). On its ninth consecutive year AK is set to be bigger than ever and is expected to, once again, sell out in record time! Over 900 students will travel from far and wide to participate in the UK’s leading student windsurfing event. AK proudly boasts the greatest number of beginner windsurfers hitting the water of any national weekend event and is further accompanied by intermediate and advanced clinics, a freestyle competition and students team racing for their respective universities, there’s windy satisfaction for all.
FLOW (for the ladies of windsurfing) will be on hand to encourage the fairer sex to hit the water, by having a get-together to talk about ‘windsurf-chick stuff’. Red bull will also be making an appearance with their events team, to provide some extreme festival atmosphere. A guest-list of pro’s will be milling around, running clinics and potentially show-casing some of their skills on the water, with ExPix present to capture all the action.
Aussie Kiss kicks off with a day at the lake but the true carnage takes place at the Saturday night party, this year themed ‘Emergency’. Bude Holiday Park will be rammed with outrageous fancy-dress commitment and the blatant inter-uni competitiveness, which is seen on the water, continuing onto the dance-floor until the early hours of the morning.
The Student Windsurfing Association has earned the attention of industry leaders, this year AK is supported by: Boardwise, Club Vass, Boylo’s, Expix, Fanatic, FLOW, Gaastra, GOYA, North, RRD, Severne, Spartan, Starboard, Tabou, Tushingham, Turfdog and Redcups.
Aussie Kiss is the first taste of the SWA experience and is taking place at Bude Holiday Park and Roadford water in Devon on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2010. There are a further eight events organised throughout the university year hosted all around the country. For more information and event signup visit www.swa.co.uk