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Now, this is a story all about BrUWE
And how we want to be great like Louis
And you should take a weekend, just come on down
We’ll give you all great adventures in Bristol town
In the west country area, hungover and dazed,
The lakeside, is where we’ll spend most of our days, (Bowmoor lake)
Chillin' out maxin' relaxing' all cools
Jumping on inflatables cause dem are da rulez (Yes, inflatables)
When a couple of guys, in their wetsuits were stood,
The wind’s blowin’ up, and they’ll want a warm hood (Forecast pending)
Ready for the races, excited and scared
Their reps from last night might just get repaired
She’d begged and pleaded for me to stay
“You can’t go windsurfing on valentine's day”
I gave her a Gin and then told her to sip it
Then packed our kit bags and revealed her ticket
Second night, yo there’s no hope,
Southampton are here as the slutty pope
Is this what the party of windsurf is like?
Hmmmmm this might be alright.
I whistled in the morning, that bacon was a plus
then went to sleep, in the back of our bus
woke up by the lake, watching wrestling in jelly
It’s gotta be time for free food in my belly
I rolled to the shore for a basic clinic
was to drunk to try and mimic
I looked at the carnage,
and dismounted my board
To bury my face for the T-Osborne award
Get your kit packed, your fancy dress prepared & dancing shoes at the ready, it’s time for BrUWE Wet Dreams 7 - Seven minutes in Heaven-Wildest Fantasies
On Friday 12th February until Sunday 14th February
Registration: Cider press 20.00 then onto party venue 1
Saturday: Bowmoor Lake 9.00
Wildest Fantasys Party: Venue 2
Sunday: Bowmoor Lake 10.00
What you get:
• 2 x nights luxury* accommodation in a wonderful windsurf host house
• 2 x Hangover-busting breakfasts
• 2 x lunches at the lake
• Entry to all competitions
• Dinner on Saturday night
• Entry to 2 out-of-this-world parties
• One magical weekend of (fuzzy) memories!
The weekend of the 5th-7th February will see Rhosneigr beach host the second event of the Puravida SWA Wave Series.
Back in December the students went head to head with an insane forecast of 6m waves and 50 knots at the first event in Plymouth. After some nail-biting rounds, Matt Cox was victorious having managed 7 proper turns on a logo high set, snatching the victory from Sara Kellett, who went all out in the big waves.
These two are likely hoping to build on their success with some great competition at Bangor, however they will be facing tough competition from those who narrowly missed the podium, as well as a few notable absentees, including defending series champion Louis Morris of Bristol, who suffered an unfortunate incident involving a roof rack en route to Plymouth
We chatted to some of the podium potentials about what they were expecting, and who they were expecting to bring the big tricks.
Matt Cox – Plymouth, Tabou/GA Sails
PlymEx Result: 1st
Are you going to Rhossy?
I am going to Rhossy, I don't have huge expectations for the competition though I've been off the water for the last month with a shoulder injury so i'm mainly looking forward to getting sailing again and having fun in conditions that I don't normally get to sail in.
Been out much over winter?
It has been a pretty good winter until I tore my shoulder been windy pretty much everyday
I would say my favourite to win is either Ben page or Tom Bennett-Lloyd. But Sara Kellett might just surprise them both.
Sara Kellett – UWE, Tushingham/Starboard/Mystic
PlymEx Result: 2nd
Are you going to Rhossy?
I came 2nd at Plymex which I was super happy with. I should hopefully be able to make it to Rhossy, especially if the forecast looks good. I love windsurfing there as the waves are really playful and good for both jumping and riding. Also last year there were quite a few girls competing which was great to see. It's a good place to learn the basics of wave windsurfing if there is anyone out there thinking of trying it for the first time.
Been out much over winter?
I got a bit of sailing in over Christmas when it was nice and warm and windy, but hardly been on the water the whole of 2016 because of exams and uni and stuff. Hopefully I'll be able to get on the water this weekend for some practise.
To win I suppose I just have to hope for a bit of luck. but if Louis Morris and Ben Page are there and on form it will be a tough competition. Then there's Matt Cox who won down in Cornwall, and Tom Bennett-Lloyd who's a bit of a local Rhossy sailor so either of them could win it too.
Louis Morris (photo by Simon Burgess)
Will Matt manage to stay top of the podium? Or will local sailor Tom Bennett-Lloyd pull off a home victory? Whatever happens it promises to be a great weekend of windsurfing, tickets available now!
At the end of last year we saw yet another successful collaboration between Plymouth and Exeter university to bring us PlymEx 2015: Rumble in the Jungle wave event. With the arrival of gale force winds threatening to cancel the competition, only the hardiest of windsurfers were brave enough to challenge the elements head on. The combination of big waves and high winds meant for a spectacular competition with some impressive aerials, turns and even more impressive wipeouts!
Below is an extract from an article written by our very own Ben Page and posted by one of our sponsors on boards.co.uk:
A forecast for 6m waves and 50knots is something that would have even the most experienced wave sailors quivering with nervous anticipation. This is exactly what the sailors of the Student Windsurfing Association (SWA) had facing them in the run up to the first event of the year on Saturday 5th December.