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Students Ready to Get Thrown and Blown

Those pesky students are feeling mischievous again, this time they will be unleashing their mayhem with thousands of other students at Beach Break Live…

Bubble at BBL 2012.

That’s right. Beach Break Live is an award winning boutique beach side bonanza of magic, mischief and memories.

The SWA are going to be joining the 20,000 unified revellers in the ultimate pastures of pleasure….miles of sandy beach, epic woodland and supersonic sound systems and celebrate the start of summer with the 4-day beach party like no other, combining a killer line up and frivolous fun with an infamous vibe.

As well as some of the biggest and best live acts in the world, BBL also plays host to the student extreme games. Student snow sports, wakeboarding, kitesurfing are all present and the SWA will be there showing them all how it’s done properly, with racing and freestyle competitions taking centre stage.

This year at BBL the SWA will be laying on tuition for beginners/intermediates too, so make sure you make you way down to the beach and spread the word amongst other Unis to spread the windsurf love.

Facebook event page here. 

More info from the SWA:

‘The forecast has been fluctuating like crazy the past couple of days and its currently looking pretty extreme on Saturday.

So we’re going to monitor the forecast until tomorrow eve when we will make a decision as to the day of the competition. COMPETITORS KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR AN EMAIL CONFIRMING DATES

All Windsurfing competitions and Tuition will be happening on Watergate Bay (just down the road from the campsite) and there will be 2 days of activity.

If the conditions aren’t too crazy there will be FREE tuition, and we’ll run a competition on the day of best conditions.

There’s also opportunity to learn wavesailing if the conditions are right so check that out.

You can also freeride during the weekend but please be aware of dangers and conditions.


We’ll send out another message tomorrow eve letting everyone know which day(s) will be competition days once we have a more accurate forecast. We’ll also let you know which heats you are in.

On the competition day competitors will need to be at the beach 1 hour before start time and setting up, there’s not much time to get through all the comps before high tide so we need all competitors to be on the ball! Everyone else come down and watch/freeride!

Try and keep your phones charged so I can send competitors texts if the timings change!


Watergate is a 4 min drive from the BBL campsite and you can take your car in and out of the campsite car park 24 hrs. So pile into cars and head down to the beach, we have a shuttlebus running from the campsite to the town where all the music is all day so when riding is done at Watergate, drive back to the campsite, ditch your car and jump on the bus to the music!


If you have your own kit, we have a storage room at the campsite where you can leave kit but you will only be able to access it for a period in the morning and in the afternoon.

If you’re in a caravan I would just store it in there, or if you have a van in the car park you can stick it in there.

We have demo kit from Tushingham and some kit from some very generous uni clubs that are lending us some for the weekend so if you don’t have kit come and ask!

PLEASE LOOK AFTER ANY KIT AS IF IT IS YOUR OWN! Don’t leave it unattended or smash it up!

We have marquees and tents on the beach so theres plenty of chill out space in between rides.


We have some awesome prizes up for grabs this weekend including some Longboards from the team at Red Pivot Skateboards and a whole host of Tushingham goodies!

We’ll update you all tomorrow when we have a more accurate forecast…’


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