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Do Not Fear, The SWA Are Here

Students, it’s that time again. You are back at uni loving life again, in the middle of the freshers blur, or preparing to head back for a full on final year after a long summer of fun. But fear not, the SWA are here to save you. 

The student windsurfing calendar is always a very full one, with event after event, the series just gets bigger and better year on year! The SWA are here to fill you in on all the latest updates and the plans for this year…

Did you miss the Boards and SWA Most Awesome Person of the Year Awards? And could you be the most awesome person for 2013/2014?

Aussie Kiss11 – Image credit Super Saturated

The SWA’s confirmed event dates for 2013-2014 are:

25th-27th Oct 2013: Aussie Kiss XII – Twelve Members of the Jury: Legal Systems

8th Nov – 10th Nov 2013: Northern Monkey VI

22nd Nov – 24th Nov 2013: Cardiff World Wave

6th Dec – 8th Dec 2013: BrUWE Wet Dreams V

Christmas Holiday

24th Jan – 26th Jan 2014: Rhossy Wave Event

14th Feb – 16th Feb 2014: PlymEx Wave Event

28th Feb – 2nd Mar 2014: Nottingham Pondlife

14th Mar – 16th Mar: BUCS Windsurfing Championships @ Calshot

With NWF over for another year, and freshers week fast approaching, attention once again turns to the SWA and thoughts of Aussie Kiss 12 swelling like a well-watered pumpkin.

The SWA committee has been hard at work over the summer holidays to bring you another year of fun and frivolity. There have been a few major changes in the SWA over the summer. Most notably, long standing SWA director and all round hero Beaker has decided to step back from his commitments to the SWA after what seems like a lifetime of hard work.

I have to say that Beaker has been the inspiration that caused me not only to start my own uni windsurfing club, but also to become a member of the SWA committee. The countless hours he put in over the years will probably never be fully realized by most student windsurfers, and I’m sure his efforts will be sorely missed this year. (He assures me he will still attend events)Also stepping down this year is the President Will Jones. Will has graduated, and is off on an adventure sailing round the world. Will’s organisational ability has made a huge impact on the SWA’s work, and we hope that he will get involved again when he returns from his adventures.

Stepping into the role is UWE’s own Richard Hofheinz or as everyone knows him “Hoff”. This fine specimen has spearheaded the surge of student windsurfing in the UWE club in recent years, and is a well known and loved character. He brings a ruthless planning structure to the table that is causing a lot of excitement for the coming year.


Every year we get a few new sponsors and this year is no different! This year we are joined by Seafarer Holidays. A few students and XSWA have worked for them, and we are really excited about what they can bring to the party. We have also been joined by Hot Sails Maui, who are supporting both the series and some riders.

Over the next couple of weeks, the updates will be coming thick and fast about Aussie Kiss and the SWA event series. Keep up to date right here on Boards!


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