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Whether you are returning to university following a well-earned summer break, new to the scene and wondering what you are going to do with your Freshman year; or a graduate who just simply cannot let go of university life!....The SWA has one hell of a year in store for you!
 
 
In time-honored tradition, we will be starting the SWA year off in style with the worlds biggest event of its kind...Aussie Kiss! Now in its fourteenth year, the event is once again kicking off in Bude Holiday Resort by night and at Roadford Lake by day. The aim of the event is to get more student windsurfers on the water than anywhere else...in the world! There will beginner tuition, racing, live music, parties and two nights accommodation. Whether you have been to Aussie Kiss before or not...this is one weekend you won't want to miss!
 
Once Aussie Kiss has worked its magic and got you begging for more...we kick off the SWA series with 6 events hosted by student windsurf clubs from universities all over the country. With ticket prices sometimes as low as £10 for two nights accommodation, two parties, two days windsurfing and breakfast...we really put the 'student' in Student Windsurfing Association! The series includes 3 Wave events (coastal) and 3 Core events (inland lakes) and we offer prizes for podium positions at each event as well as for the overall series winners at the end of the year...
 
Which leads nicely on to the final event of the year: SWA BUCS National Championships! That's right, we have a BUCS event too! Hosted at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (that's the one where they held the Olympic sailing events!), we encourage all student windsurfers of every ability to compete for real-live BUCS points!
 
And believe us when we say that in the SWA, points really do mean prizes! With an amazing array of industry sponsors, the SWA regularly provides winners of the annual series with prizes such as brand new boards, sails, wetsuits, holidays, professional RYA courses and sports apparel. Last year, the SWA gave away more £20,000 worth of prizes to podium winners!
 
So like the SWA Facebook Page, bookmark the SWA website, go to your university's Freshers' Fair, join a Windsurf Club and come and play with the SWA!
 
Nationals1Spring is coming, temperatures are rising to dizzying levels and the stage is set for the world famous climax to the SWA year: BUCS National Championships 2015; Olympics!

Nations and universities across the four corners of the world unite to chase the ultimate dream of all serious athletes, a BUCS medal and points for your club and university! There will of course be a fancy dress party fit for the gods of ancient Greece where the first Olympics was held. Now in 2015 those same virtues of dedication, athleticism and excessive alcohol consumption pioneered by the ancient greeks live on in the Student Windsurfing Association.

The venue is set in the shadow of Mount Olympus (nowadays known as Portland Bill) at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The date is 24th-26th April, come and join the SWA for this celebration of everything great about windsurfing!

Bring your tents/vans/yurts/igloos to camp in the luxurious SWA athletes’ village to be erected at Northdown Farm, Osmington, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6ED. Once your accommodation is constructed then head to the Friday night welcome party!

Saturday will see competition for the hallowed BUCS medals and final points for the SWA series. Saturday night will be the Olympics themed fancy dress party. Get shotgunning themes! Food will be provided on Saturday night!

Break out your fancy dress, polish your raceboards and we’ll see you there!

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This weekend saw the second round of the SWA Puravida Wave Series, Bangor Rhos Ness Monster II. After making the epic journey to North Wales the day before, the SWA proceeded to explore Bangor’s finest evening establishments.

Whilst a few keen windsurfers got out on Saturday, conditions weren’t suitable for the contest, and everyone met at Funsport for a set of clinics run by head judge Farrel O’Shea, Jim Brooks Dowsett and Ben Page. Sailors were given tips on how to compete and impress the judges as well as a look at some latest kit courtesy of O’Shea and Simmer Style. There was also a chance to demo the kit, which is always a great opportunity for everyone from experienced to entry-level wave sailors.

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It’s that time of year again folks, Pondlife’s back for more drinking, dancing and debauchery! So get ready for the perfect conditions that usually accompany Pondlife; loads of wind, sick waves and absolutely NO snow (subject to terms and conditions)

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Brace yourself. The first SWA event of 2015! Rhos Ness Monster II is here, hosted by Bangor University. Head down for a weekend of crazy waves, beautiful atmosphere, howling wind, powerful shapes, cheap drinks and of course the intense lashing environment the is the megalopolis* of Bangor - all for just £20!

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