This weekend will see the commencement of the SWA series with the first SWA Core Event hosted by Nottinhgham University.
‘Pondlife 4’ at Rutland Water will open the SWA Race Series for 2007/8 and be the second event in the SWA Boardwise Freestyle Series. This year new platinum sponsors Club Vass are awarding a holiday for two to Club Vassiliki to the winner of the race series and a half price holiday for two to the most improved beginner. The SWA are also organising some killer holidays to Club Vass resorts.
Boardwise continue to show their support for the freestyle series by offering up a brand new Starboard Flare as first prize for the overall freestyle series. Newcomer Joe O’Callaghan won in the light winds at the opening event AK6. With last years winner, Sam Stevens, no longer officially competing in the SWA and series favourite John Palmer out with a shoulder injury, the series is still wide open.
The SWA Naish Ladies series is also underway with Liss Earle currently leading the challenge for the ladies crown. Liss has set her mark early after putting in a sterling performance in the freestyle event at AK6 but with the racing and wave series yet to start, all is still to play for to win the first prize for the series: a Naish sail.
The SWA RRD/Ezzy Wave Series will also be be kicking of in style with the Exeter ‘Wave X’ (30 Nov-2 Dec). This event gained legendary status after last years epic conditions at Bigbury (see left). The event was tagged ‘the windiest SWA event ever\' and hopefully this year\'s event will live up to it’s reputation. Competion will be hot as there is a brand new Ezzy Wave sail up for grabs for the series winner. The second event will be held in Cardiff on the following weekend 7/9 Dec.
Add into the mix even more event prizes from Starboard/Tushingham, BooHai, Bicsport and F2 and there is no excuse not to get involved. The SWA would also like to welcome new sponsor Turfdog and welcome Adam back to the world of student windsurfing.
SWA Sponsors: Club Vass, Boardseeker.com, Naish, RRD/EZZY, Boardwise, Starboard/Tushingham, Boohai, Bic sport, F2 and Turfdog.
Photo Credit: SWA