The Student Windsurfing Association

If you are interested in sponsoring the SWA, please contact us!

The SWA runs (we think) the greatest windsurfing series in the UK. In previous years we have teamed up with some of the biggest names in the industry to bring you a line of truly epic prizes for each event. The best student riders from around the country will be battling it out to win the top prizes. We are in hot discussion with our brands to sort out who gets which series this year, and what the prizes will be.

The 2017/2018 line-up is still to be announced.

Previous SWA Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors  Platinum  -------
Boardwise boardwise__logo The boardwise demo van is a huge contributor to the life and soul of the SWA events. They work tirelessly to give students the chance to try out the latest kit available, packing a whopping £30,000 worth of demo kit for our (careful) exploitation! Boardwise are one of the UK's largest windsurfing retailers, stocking many of the major brands with 4 shops in England and Scotland. They also have a particularly large selection of second hand stock for the hard up students among you.
Gold Sponsors  Gold   -------
Puravida Puravida
Headlining the wave series this season, Puravida are known throughout the south west of the UK for being a premier supporter of university clubs, sponsoring Cardiff, Bristol and Bath to name a few. Jim is not only a skilled veteran wave sailor, but also one of the most experienced wave event officials around. He is also known for organising and running the infamous BWA events. This year we have teamed up to make the SWA wave series even more epic and try to filter the next generation of ripping wavesailors into the BWA. Furthermore, Puravida are the hottest new custom board company in the UK, the wave series winner will be fortunate enough to win a bespoke double carbon wave custom!

This great British company has long been an integral part of student windsurfing and this year Tushingham Starboard are sponsoring the Ladies Series, providing a great prize and sending their pros to our events to share their knowledge with the newschool crowd

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In the words of Patrik himself, “ Not just a brand! Truly living the sport itself. Ideas, innovations, products, support and a closeness to our customers that is as natural as the daily activity on our toys.” Patrik is now being headed up by ex SWA member Adam Sims and is set to support the ladies overall series for 2012/2013. We look forward to seeing Adam and all his toys at events this year.

Sail Loft SailLoft Sailloft’s mission is to utilize modern laminate technology as used for yacht sails, to build light windsurf sails with perfect performance. They are the first company to dare this adventure, and the results so far have been extremely promising.
Supersaturated supersaturated-small
If you have seen supersaturated’s stash from last year then this company needs no introduction! We are very excited to have these guys onboard for 2015, they made some sick t-shirts for this year’s AK and offer a great clothing service for all universities with ‘the University of Supersaturated’ which brings together the lifestyle of the Supersaturated brand with their expertise in designing ethical and rad clothing so as to offer all clubs around the country who want to be a part of the lifestyle an opportunity to organise their official clothing. Supersaturated also have made the SWA Apparel range for 2015 at super cheap prices! Check out the super soft fur lined hoodies and the Tour Tees

Colwyn Bay Watersports
Colwyn Bay Watersports Sponsor

Colwyn Bay Watersports is a new and excited watersports centre in North Wales headed up by the SWA's very own Taffy Osborne. Every year it puts more windsurfing instructors into the industry than any other UK centre and is keen to grant as many SWA members as possible with the god like power of windsurf instructor. It sponsors the best instructor prize as well as providing tuition and support throughout the series.

Silver Sponsors  Silver   -------

BOARDS mag are supporting the UK Student Windsurfing cause, helping us to get more people on the water and showing the UK that the SWA is the driving force in the future of windsurfing. By kindly contributing ad space and 10 free subscriptions to be won at our events throughout the year, BOARDS have confirmed themselves as a committed sponsor.
Spartan spartan
This British company is going from strength to strength with it reputation for warm comfortable affordable suits. John from Spartan will be hitting the lakeside hard at Roadford this year at Aussie Kiss, Giving us loads of kit to keep us toasty warm though out the coming winter. They are providing all sorts of prizes throughout the season - sponsoring Aussie Kiss as well as the individual racing and wave series throughout the year. Quite simply, they are putting the hottest new UK riders in the hottest new UK suits. John will also be doing some chick chats at AK and demoing at the nationals so go say hi!


North-fanatic North/Fanatic are supporting the freestyle series with our buddies Boardwise and also supporting Puravida in the wave series. Run by the boys at K66, they also help Puravida provide some awesome very sizable Ion vouchers for the Wave Series winners.
Bronze Sponsors  Bronze   -------
Sam Ross

samross-small Arguably the most enthusiastic windsurfer of all time! Sam’s love of the sport and passion to share this with others is infectious. Sam has a really talent in helping others improve their windsurfing and we are extremely grateful for his continued support and we look forward to seeing him at events this year.
Big Salty The UK's premier forecasting service will be joining forces to keep you up to date for all the events in the 2016 year!
RNLI RNLI-LOGO The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. They provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, they are committed to saving lives. The SWA knows as windsurfers how important the RNLI is to our safety and encourages all members to support them along with our other associated charities.
Dahab Apartments Dahab Apartments BW James Hoare and Simon Hayhurst have both completed many seasons out in Dahab, falling in love with its reliable wind, charming people and cheap prices. As a result they have set up Dahab apartments which rent out apartments in Dahab at very cheap prices for short or long term holidays. The guys can also sort out lessons, kit hire, transfers, diving and much much more so do get in touch!

Lagoon Watersports

Lagoon Watersports is another new sponsor this year, bringing a host of prizes to Aussie Kiss to announce their arrival and tell us a little more about the awesome coaching they run in East Sussex and abroad!

Beverley Hills Fuerte


Beverley Hills joins us for the 2015/2016 season for an exclusive offer on windsurf holidays to one of the top sports in Europe! With offers including 25% off for all SWA members, we are looking forward to some awesome holidays at this beautiful spot overlooking some mega waters!
GetWindsurfing getwindsurfing-small
The enthusiastic duo of Phil Richards and Danielle Lucas form GetWindsurfing. Many of you many have been introduced to them at Nationals in 2011, when they provided free coaching to all levels. We are delighted to have them onboard for 2015 and one lucky winner walked away with a clinic they donated at Aussie Kiss. GetWindsurfing also offer a unique holiday service that all Universities can use, and their clinics offer one of the best ways to improve your windsurfing.
BWA BWA_circle
The next step after being a student in the SWA is to move on and be a part of the BWA (and still be XSWA). The BWA host the UK wave series and we are working together to ensure a smoooooth transition into graduate competition. The top 3 wave series riders will receive free membership for their first year!
Globalshots globalshots
Top windsurfer Jay Haysey of Globalshots has been successfully capturing event, action and lifestyle photography since 2006. Jay works with all the top names to create images that bring the action and the emotions to life. It's a combination of Jay’s background, his unique personality and his well trained eye that allow him to capture moments that others would miss, and deliver outstanding results. In association with our media team at Aussie Kiss, Jay will be providing a taste to those unable to attend through his exciting dynamic photography. Globalshots will also be providing stash and by popular demand, an action photography clinic to any budding amateurs out there. Bring your camera and get some expert tips and setup for free!
XPLG - Xtreme Playground are a professional windsurfing events and marketing company who run the most prestigious freestyle windsurfing competition to have ever hit the UK, King of the Wind: The UK's round of the European Freestyle Pro Tour. The event takes place around the beginning of November each year and XPLG do everything they can to incorporate the student body into this great event.

For Ladies Of Windsurfing is designed specifically for female windsurfers. Founded by Amy Carter, the website is brimming full of stories, experiences, tips and pointers all relevant to the fairer sex within the sport. It sets a clear aim to not only encourage more females into windsurfing, but also to provide a much needed support system and a sense of community for those already enjoying the sport. The SWA are completely behind Amy's aim of getting more chicks to the beach and we massively encourage female participation in all of our events where there are lots of prizes for grabs.
Lifeboat Tea lifeboattea
Perfect to warm your cockles and cure your hangovers at the lakeside, Lifeboat Tea is a lovely full-flavoured, family-owned tea that has been created to provide sustainable funding for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) - the charity that saves lives at sea.
Windsurf Magazine WindsurfMagazine
The dudes over at Windsurf Magazine help to promote our events by sharing and writing articles, photos and videos from the SWA. If you want to get involved in this please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Surfers Against Sewage SAS logo distressed
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably, via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research. The SWA plans to establish beach cleans and other links with SAS at future coastal events



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