The British surf scene hasn’t been the same since 1981, when the first Boardmasters took place; ever since, Boardmasters has become fundamental to it. It started as a small and humble surf competition and in the years that followed it evolved to one of the biggest and most important events on the British Pro surfing calendar.
National Watersports Festival
Windsurfing and SUP at the National Watersports Festival
On September 2 – 4th, The National Watersports Festival (NWF) will be back to host more than 500 competitors from the windsurfing and SUP community for a three day, back to back action weekend with a host of racing, parties, trade shows, tester sessions, camping and family focused on-shore activity.
Around 10,000 spectators are expected to converge on Hayling Island and enjoy the watersports action and even ‘have a go’ in the taster sessions that are available throughout the festival weekend.
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 the world’s fast growing water 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
Tickets for the National Watersports Festival (NWF), are now on sale here, so don’t miss out!