SWA: “Sara, you were a new face on the Tour this weekend, but showed up in style. What did you think of the event and the atmosphere of the SWA?”
Sara Kellett: “Rhos Ness monster was my first SWA wave event, but I must say that I am very pleased I made the trip up there. The best thing about all the SWA events is that you are guaranteed a good time one way or another just because of all the lovely, like-minded people who turn up. As well as being a great opportunity to see, be and party somewhere different!
Having some proper wind and waves on Sunday meant it was even better. The whole atmosphere is pretty relaxed, with loads of people giving the competition a go even if they’ve never really been wave sailing much before. This was great to see and is the way it should be! It has confirmed in my mind that windsurfing is getting more popular again. Hopefully it inspired even those who just watched. I think it makes windsurfing seem a lot more exciting than racing round a course on flat water!
Tom Bennett-Lloyd’s wave-riding stole the show, but a big congrats should also go to the other girls- Esther and Rose!
Ben and Louis showed some impressive skills too. I envy both of their forward looping consistency skills. Don’t know quite how I managed to beat them both, but will try my best to do it again in Cardiff!”
SWA: “How would you say the SWA Wave Tour compares to other events you’ve done before?”
Sara: “I was impressed with how smoothly the competition ran. Thanks to Jim, Taffy and the Funsport guys, I thought it was just like the BWA events, so a great introduction for people thinking about giving that a go one day.”
SWA: “The next event is Cardiff Wave in two weeks’ time. Will we be seeing you there, and what are your predictions from what you saw in Rhosneigr for the final event?”
Sara: “I will do my best to be there, especially since it is only down the road from my university. I hope a few more people will be persuaded to come along and give it a go!”