Windsurf@wittering

Over the two day event 1500 people turned up to the UKs no 1 windsurfing

and kitesurfing demo.The high pressure which has dominated the UK for the

last two months seemed to continue and we had only marginal winds from the

south east over the weekend.

The soaring temp and sunshine made a great atmosphere and gave chance for

much of the intermediate kit to be thoughly tested.The major players were

all there including F2,Arrows Team Whiteboarders,Mistral

North,Fanatic,Sailworks,RRD,Ezzy,Tushingham,Starboard,Gaastra,AHD,JP,Neil

Pryde and Da kine.

On the kitesurfing side we had

RRD,Cabrinha,Flexifoil,Slingshot,Brunotti,North and Fanatic.

Sat night was the 2XS party night sponsored by Cabrinha and Chiemsee ,this

was held at Pump Bottom Farm home of the Blues and Jazz festival .The party

went of big style ,with a banquette of food and pig roast outside with

fires to keep the 250 people who attended warm.Later the DJ Fabien Bull

kicked off until closing time playing some awesome tunes.

Sunday morning arrived with some 12 knots of wind so we had some action on

the water.Many of the kitesurfers were out in the Wittering lagoon showing

how West Wittering is good for kitesurfing and how they can co exist with

windsurfers.Neil Gent,Stu Holland ,The Brockways,James from Brunotti and

Chris Martin from Cabriha were out on the water when Meridian Tv was there

to film the event.

For the the remainder of the day nearly all the larger windsurf kit was out

on test Dave White from Team Whiteboarders commented " despite the lack

of

wind for the last two months the enthusiasm for windsurfing still is very

strong particularly among ladies,kitesurfing makes an event like this a

bigger spectacle and draws people to the water."

Next years event dates and this years event pics will be on the 2XS web

site www.2xs.co.uk.

The event was organised by Simon Bassett and his team from 2XS,West

Wittering Windsurf Club in association with Windsurf and Kitesurf magazine.