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Plenty of high-octane windsurfing and partying is to be had next weekend in Poole!

The beautiful bay of Poole is playing host for the 8th year to the Windfest. On September 14-17th, Sandbanks will welcome thousands of windsurfers and kitesurfers – along with anyone with a taste for extreme sports.

Some of the world’s top windsurfers will be competing – and if you’re not on the water with them you can explore the marquee with the latest stash of 2007 kit on display. New to the event this year is the wakeboard slider demo taking place in 2 specialy constructed pools on Sandbanks beach.

Andy 'Bubble' Chambers at last year's windfest

So that’s your day time sorted – what about a bit of night life? It’s all been taken care of - the legendary Saturday night party is not one to missed.

Some useful info –

Competitors can park and rig on the tarmac car park - fill the car park from the left as you enter. The council will be enforcing these parking rules:

  1. No Caravans in the car park

  2. No trailers in the car park

  3. No rigging or setting up kites in the car park

  4. No large camper vans (5 space only available) – all vehicles must fit in the marked bays

  5. Large vans / caravans and trailers can park on the road

  6. No Visual sleeping – The laws say no sleeping in the car park if you behave they will leave you alone

  7. Break the rules and you will get a ticket

UKWA Pro Windsurfing - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

UKWA Amateurs - Saturday and Sunday

The UKWA hopes to run a SuperX , Freestyle and Slalom competitions depending on conditions.

There is a £2500 Prize fund.

Entry fees:

Pros  £60  -  Amateurs £35  -  Juniors £30

Free party tickets for riders

You can register now or at the event:
Thursday for Pro Men and Ladies - 09.30 – 10.30
Saturday for Amateurs, Youths and Juniors - 09.30 – 10.30

For more info go to http://www.poolewindfest.co.uk/

Another windfest competitor 2005

Publ. by Emily Koch