UKWA - NATIONAL FREEWAVE SERIES 3 - SHOREHAM BEACH (Beach Green)
A weekend of action packed extreme sports and outdoor fun is planned for the 2004 OCEAN CARNIVAL Extreme Festival events taking place at Hove Lagoon and Shoreham Beach over the Bank Holiday weekend (29-31 May).
UKWA - BRITISH OPEN RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HOVE: top British and International windsurfers of all ages will compete against each other hoping to increase their 2004 National ranking, including Brighton-based Christine Johnston, (Formula Windsurfing World Champion 2003). Being challenged by the likes of Lucy Horwood, Jamie Lever, Alan Jackson, Ross and Aaron Williams, Xavier Ferlet and Dan Ellis (to name but a few) Christine will have plenty of competition.
HOVE LAGOON WATERSPORTS OPEN DAY: Want to get into the action? Have a go yourself - dingy and windsurfing taster sessions throughout the weekend (adults £7.50/children £5.00 - phone Hove Lagoon Watersports on 01273 424842 to pre-book). Other activities to look out for will be a spectacular display of Zap Cat Racing during the Saturday lunch break and Wakeboard demonstrations during the Sunday lunch break. Scheduled into each day's programme will be an invitation Slalom Competition and Freewave Expression Session (depending on the wind). Meet the Pro's who will be around to answer your questions. Juice FM (John and Mark) will be broadcasting live from the Lagoon on Sunday.
Relax and enjoy lunch at the Big Fish Café (also equipped with a paddling pool and playground for children), providing a perfect outdoor lunch respite for families who wish to come and watch all the action. After an exhilarating day, sit back and relax at Woodies Longboard Diner - an American style Surf Diner where a choice of hot meals and beverages will be available. RPM Health Fitness (experienced Sports Massage & Fitness Consultants) will also be on hand to massage away those aches and pains or give advice on a specially tailored health and fitness programme just for you.
SHOREHAM BEACH: THE 2004 SHOREHAM BY SEA NATIONAL FREEWAVE EVENT AND FUN SLALOM CHALLENGE INCLUDING THE SURFLADLE SULTAN OF SHOREHAM CUP:
Local sailors, Andy Funnell (Indoor Jump Champion 2004) and Mat Pearch (ranked in the Top 10) will be competing against the UK's top wavesailors including Louise Emery (1st Lady, Triple Crown 2003), Chris Audsley (Indoor Freestyle Champion 2004) and John Hibbard, aka 007.
The overall winner will be crowned Sultan of Shoreham 2004, won by Mark Warren from Dorset last year. Mark is still recovering from a motorbike accident so he'll have to be content with judging this year but he'll be back on the water in 2005 hoping to regain his Title.
Come and meet the Pro's and watch them in action - see how somersaults and tricks on the waves should be performed. There'll be a FUN SLALOM CHALLENGE for local sailors as part of the Demo Days (29th & 30th) at Widewater where you will be able to try out the latest equipment first hand - for further details call SURFLADLE (Tel: 01273 465366).
For those of you interested in kite surfing, SUSSEX KITE & SURF CENTRE (Tel: 01273 452422) will put on a display during the afternoons of Saturday and Sunday. Novices will have the opportunity to learn to fly small land based trainer kites and those of you who are up to speed can try out some of the new 2004 Airush equipment. The local Airush team will be on hand to help.
EUROVANS, the leading Volkswagen van dealer in the South East with branches in Eastbourne and Brighton will be at both venues showing the new Transporter T5 which is the vehicle choice for all windsurfers.