The Student Windsurfing Association
Menu

6-The-competitions

Aussie Kiss
Homepage
Media and
Sponsors
The Tuition
and Clinics
The
Bands
The
Festival
The
Competitions
The
Big Party
Is This Your
1st Aussie Kiss?
Getting
Tickets
Getting
There
 
Buy Your Tickets Now!

The Competitions

– Push your limits, take to the water and claim your glory and riches! 

Racing – Are you feeling lucky?!


At Aussie Kiss racing is for all abilities. For the advanced a flat out slalom style race. Competitors will have to battle their way through a series of heats to earn their place in a final. This is a one design event – i.e. all competitors use the same kit. The boards will be RRD Fireraces (kindly provided by Boardwise and RRD) and Tushingham express 7.5m sails, pooled by all universities at the event. Guaranteed to be a high speed event! (Please note – competitors will be disqualified if the kit is mistreated)

Racing is not solely for the advanced sailors. Racing will also be available to those who consider themselves intermediate level and beginners who are completely new to the sport. Short courses, race clinics and simple races, with the emphasis much more on fun than competition. Make sure you get involved! 

Racing-2
Racing at AK


Team Racing – Boost your cances and beat the luck of the draw by working as a team!!


Each university puts forward a team of three sailors (more than one team per university is permitted) for an out, gybe and back relay race. This will be another one design race using 7.5m Tushy Express sails and RRD Firerace boards. Teams will compete in a series of heats in order to go through to a final round. Always a good event to watch. (Please note – teams will be disqualified if the kit is mistreated)


Racing-1
Coming into the finish at Aussie Kiss X


 

Freestyle – Apparently the best way to use windsurfing to improve your luck with the opposite sex!!

The jewel in the crown of the Student Windsurf Festivals competitions! Expect big moves, big cheers and big crashes. If the wind is not deemed strong enough for planing freestyle (the decision on which will be made by the SWA events team) the event will switch to light wind freestyle. Tow-in freestyle will also happen, it's tricky to do and great to watch. Competitors are pulled at 40 knots behind a rib before releasing themselves and launching into their most crowd pleasing trick. Tow in will be awarded prizes at the event but will not count towards the series. The planing/light wind Freestyle competition will count towards the SWA series, with large prizes going to the slickest windsurfer at the final event, BUCS Nationals in April.

Freestyle-1
Freestyle by Pip Pardoe


 

Signing up for competitions


Sign up for competitions will be open on Friday 6th November from 6pm to 12 midnight at Bude Holiday Park and Saturday morning 9am to 12 mid day. More opportunities to sign up may be available as detailed in the morning briefing at Roadford Reservoir on Saturday. All those wishing to compete must sign up in advance of the competition.

Do not just turn up at the time of the first heat, you will not be able to compete.



SWA facebook 2

5-The-Festival
Aussie Kiss
Homepage
Media and
Sponsors
The Tuition
and Clinics
The
Bands
The
Festival
The
Competitions
The
Big Party
Is This Your
1st Aussie Kiss?
Getting
Tickets
Getting
There
Buy Your Tickets Now!

The Festival


The Aussie Kiss festival has been evolving year on year; and AK13 is no exception. We have a number of businesses coming to the event to showcase their products and provide you with exclusive offers at the event.

So whether you need something to keep you warm in the water, capture those once in a lifetime freestyle moves on film, make sure your wardrobe houses the latest in windsurf-chique, accessorise with style to beat the elements or simply find the coolest seat in the house there will be a number of stalls happy to help you part with your 'hard-earned' student loans!

And when it all gets to much, simply find yourself a space on the bean-bags and grab a can that'll 'give you wings'!


SWA facebook 2

3-The-Tuition-and-Clinics

Aussie Kiss
Homepage
Media and
Sponsors
The Tuition
and Clinics
The
Bands
The
Festival
The
Competitions
The
Big Party
Is This Your
1st Aussie Kiss?
Getting
Tickets
Getting
There
Buy Your Tickets Now!

The Tuition and Clinics

Instructors


The main aim of the SWA is to get people windsurfing. As ever at Aussie Kiss there will be a small army of instructors on hand to help those new to windsurfing onto a board for the very first time. The majority have probably spent the summer teaching in better climates so will be full of energy, extremely knowledgeable, on top windsurf form and outrageously tanned. If you are a beginner these are the people you need. The event really couldn't happen without these guys so make sure you show your appreciation to them with drinks on Saturday night. On top of that we have recruited the best coaches in the business to come along to Aussie Kiss to help you take your first steps on a windsurf board or push your windsurfing to the next level.

If you are interested in instructing at Aussie Kiss please see more information on the getting tickets page.

Instructor



SWA facebook-small


4-The-Bands
Aussie Kiss
Homepage
Media and
Sponsors
The Tuition
and Clinics
The
Bands
The
Festival
The
Competitions
The
Big Party
Is This Your
1st Aussie Kiss?
Getting
Tickets
Getting
There
Buy Your Tickets Now!

The Bands


Each year since it started Aussie Kiss has grown and improved. Today the event is so much more than a windsurfing event, it’s a windsurfing festival. And you can’t have a festival without music.

For those who find themselves feeling a little delicate during the daytimes at the lake there will be live acoustic music playing during the day to help pick you up and top those windsurf batteries back up to 100%....be sure to get yourself a nice comfy spot under the star-tent!

On the Saturday evening, in keeping with recent tradition we will be kicking off the night with an act that will blow your socks off!!...but hopefully not your fancy dress!! After the band there will be DJ sets playing late into the night to make sure you don't lose your buzz.

Keep an eye on the Facebook event to see snippets of the bands on the line up as we get closer to what is (let's face it) the most important date in your diary this side of 2014!

Isaac Indiana
www.IsaacIndiana.com
www.myspace.com/IsaacIndiana

In a musical landscape littered with less than extraordinary cover bands, Isaac Indiana have emerged as one of Devon's true breaths of musical fresh air over the last 18 months or so, performing brilliantly crafted self-penned material alongside inspired and unexpected covers.
Whilst all of the band members are youthful and filled with joyous vigour (MC Sturges would be a tour de force performer in any environment), they play with Skill and assurance way beyond their ages.
From the release of their critically-acclaimed EP 'Speak Up' in 2012 to their much anticipated 2013 album release 'Borderlines' they have not failed to keep raising the bar at any point, and they are now very much one of the most in-demand bands in and around Exeter.
"[Isaac Indiana] decided they wanted to make their mark on the world of music and have done so with a well inked stamp.”
- Indie Bands Blog

"Thanks to their differing musical backgrounds each of the band members bring their own influences to the group."
- RMD Music Blog
"Isaac Indiana splits the difference between indie-pop and indie-rock."
- IndependentClauses
"Their EP ‘Speak Up’ is one of the best demos you’ll hear from the South West this year."
- MattPocockMusic

isaac-indiana


DJ Spreads

Sam Spreadborough a.k.a Spreads is never happier than when he is behind a set of decks and in front of a large crowd. He will play any and every style of music, so you can expect new and old school tunes all night. He has been DJing regularly at the University of the West of England as well as various clubs around Bristol including the O2 Academy and Bristol Uni Anson Rooms. He is known for his high energy performances and ridiculous dance moves. 
Official quote: "Every day's a party!" Spreads...dictated, not read


Spreads-Logo-transparent


Sam Baker ‘Doodles’

Red Bull are once again coming in force to Aussie Kiss this year, and if all that Taurine doesn’t get you bouncing around this weekend, then Red Bull’s resident DJ from Exeter University is sure to get you flying.

Doodles is one of the most exciting talents in the South-West underground scene at the moment, but when he isn’t DJing he likes getting new tattoos, spending the whole day in an easy-access onesie, trying out new haircuts, acting and winning.

Red Bull are keeping him safely tucked away before the event, but close sources have stated "they can neither confirm nor deny that he may like a beer"

doodles


SWA facebook 2

 

header - small 

The Creation According to the SWA



We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive plugin by www.channeldigital.co.uk