Rovaniemi is situated at about 6mi/10km south of the Arctic Circle and is the capital city of Lapland. Surrounded by impressive and unspoiled nature, it is widely known as the official home town of Santa Claus, as well as for the Northern Lights phenomenon and its amazing winter activities, it attracts many visitors and action sports enthusiasts, all year round.
Windsurfing at the National Watersports Festival
On September 4 to 6, The National Watersports Festival (NWF) will host more than 500 competitors from the windsurfing, SUP, kayaking and kitesurfing community for a 3 day, back to back action event with lots of parties, food, trade shows, tester sessions in all sports, camping and clinics.
Windsurfing: Coordinated by the United Kingdom Windsurfing Association (UKWA), the windsurfing competition includes 2 main fleets. The National Fleet – for sailors who have competed in a National Level- and the Freeride fleet – for those who have never competed in a National Level. Check out more info on participation and competition format, here.
SUP: Providing many trade stands, demo equipment and series of clinics conducted by coaches who will explain how to get the best from this fast growing sport, the NWF SUP sessions will be in a 2 day format that includes battle of the paddle and the survivor elimination rounds in order to qualify for the Saturday night survivor. Check out more info on participation and competition format, here.
Kitesurfing: With a vast array of equipment, various clinics and kite demonstrations from the team riders and professionals alike, where they will be showing off their skills in various disciplines. Check out more info on the schedule, here.
Kayak: Coordinated and delivered by Portsmouth Watersports Centre (PWC), Kayak tester sessions will be available on Fri/Sat & Sun priced at £20 with instruction.
Tickets for the National Watersports Festival (NWF), are now on sale here, so don’t miss out!