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|Dates:||June 22-29, 2012|
|Programme:||Adventure WIndsurf Camp|
|Lead Coach:||Chris Murray K202|
|Min. Ability:||Beginner – advanced|
- 7 nights B&B (based on 2 sharing)
- all transfers including daily transport
- equipment rental
Flight-inclusive options available on request.
International bookings welcome.
19th-26th May 2012
We will meet at the spillanes bar (www.spillanesbar.com) in brandon bay on the evening of the 19th of may.
Where we will get to know every one arrange groups and also arrange activity’s for the week. and Look through the forecast.
There will be waves, sun, rainbows, guinness and with the luck of the irish some wind.
There will be demo kit available for people to have a go on throughout the week. but it would be necessary for all sailors to bring there kit along for them selfs.
the stunning scenery of ireland will not disappoint.
all abilities are welcome if you have partners that would like to learn there is the opportunity for
beginners to be taught by the brilliant character that is jamie knox at his water sports centre.
www.jamieknox.com book here.
Intermediate group will be taken by sam the badger ross pro windsurf coach and you will learn to improve your gybeing, blasting video coaching and get into some jumps/waves by the end of the week if your keen?
advanced groups will be guided to the best spots and given top tips through out the week. video coaching sessions and a relaxed teaching style with muzza. learn to get into waves for the first time. or improve your loop, ride, spin, rip, slash and also the all important how not to trash too much gear when wave sailing.
Its always great to sail in fun groups and get together.
There will be evening socials in the brilliant local pubs with some great vibes and stories.
on the wednesday an Irish, windsurfing themed quiz show style quiz.
The no wind activity’s include stunning surf breaks, Sup, Epic mountains, brilliant guinness, and amazing scenery there is always fun to be had.
An epic week if your lucky you might even get a sun tan. wooooo yer show off your white bits.
End of the week there will be a jolly prize giving for most improved, eye of the tiger award for the biggest fear factor style stunt. also show the weeks action video, fill the tank with guinness
you must book your own ferry for the trip, if you fill your car with friends that will keep the cost down. I would recommend 14.30 Fishguard-Rosslare
www.stenaline.co.uk book your tickets here
You must book your accommodation options on the peninsular are...
Best price option...
There is a 22 space youth hostel which is above a bar epic ha ha. this is the cheapest place to stay. Fitzgeralds Hostel - 066 7139951
we could group up. As people book up and I get the numbers we could then book a cottage. here are some details for booking cottages.
If you book a cottage and have space you would like to fill please let me know.
On the Maharees, Quiet and rural with splendid views and miles of beach for everyone. Spillanes bar and restaurant and the Green room pub are close.
Paudeens - www.paudeens.com
Eileens Cottage - www.eileens.com
Murt's Lodge - www.murtslodge.com
Maharees Cottage -www.mahareescottage.com
Seafield lodge - www.seafieldlodge.com
kilshanig cottage - www.kilshannigcottage.com
Dead line on signing up is apri15th
A £50 deposit to hold your place will be necessary non refundable.
IF YOUR INTERESTED GET IN TOUCH
Hope to hear from you soon
Master Blasters, SUP Festival,Prizes, Meet the pros,Technique Clinics,Exhibition, NWF Party, Night windsurf
This years National Windsurfing Festival (NWF)will take place from The Inn on the Beach, on Hayling Island 3-4th Sept 2011, kindly sponsored by Havant Borough Council. [more]
The National Windsurfing Festival is the biggest windsurfing event in the country with its unique non-intimating format designed purely for the free-ride sailor.
The Hawaiian themed event will hold a VIP windsurfing themed party with music from the Heathrow Jets and will incorporate the Night Windsurfing Event into the evenings proceedings.
The action will kick off around 8:00pm and run through until midnight. Windsurfing, drinking and good music....does it get any better?!! In an effort to try and cut under age drinking, note that those people who look under 25 maybe asked for ID.
Tickets are available for £20.
Windsurfers from across the globe will descend on the Isle of Tiree for 25th Anniversary of the Tiree Wave Classic.
The Tiree Wave Classic is the most prestigious and longest standing windsurfing events in the British calender, this year celebrating its 25th Anniversary and looking back over the event's history.
The event will play host to Britain's best riders in Pro, Amateur, Masters and Women's fleets with a fantastic prize fund guaranteeing the top Pro £1000 and as well as many other top prizes, a newly launched Pura Vida Custom Quad to the amateur judged to deserve it most! It will be an unmissable, adrenaline fuelled week of competition and entertainment set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tiree's spectacular scenery. Who will pull the Scottish Broadsword from the sand?
Andy Groom who's back on the event team and was the founder of this Wave Classic way back in 1986 said “ It will be great to have guests like Farrel O'shea, Nik Baker and Duncan Coombes among other past legends there this year. To see such a great event and the standard of sailing that we've hit over 25 years has been amazing, I can't wait to enjoy this milestone”
Simmer rider Ben Proffit, the 2010 BWA Champion, said: "I absolutely love taking part in this event - for me its one of the highlights of the year and can deliver any conditions. The championship could be anyone's at the moment and I'm super keen to win here and have another shot at the title"
Organisers Pura Vida Boardriders are honoured to be involved with the Tiree Wave Classic and promise to deliver an outstanding event for this special 25th year. Jim Brooks-Dowsett, Event organiser said: "Tiree is one of those stunning locations you really have to visit at least once, and the waves can be awesome! Since the competition was founded by Andy Groom 25 years ago it's always been the one to watch and read about in the magazine's, and with the return of a few past legends this year will be a week to remember, stoked to be involved!”
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland, the national events agency said: “ We are delighted to be supporting the Tiree Wave Classic for the eighth year as it celebrates it's 25th anniversary. It is great to see the increasing attraction of Tiree as a water sports desination as it has certainly proven over the years to be a perfect stage for this event.”
For more information on travel and accommodation please visit the website. There will be special offers and group Bed, Breakfast & Dinner at the Hynish Centre available through Pura Vida. Many have shared houses and van's in the past to keep costs down so get booking! To encourage more women to make the journey we are offering half price entry to this and the Cornwall comp as well as some serious prizes, so spread the word and hope to see you there!
Date: 8th - 15th October 2011, www.tireewaveclassic.co.uk, all enquiries: email@example.com
Event Host - Pura Vida Boardriders.
just got back from a epic trip to mexico drove 3000 miles did a all in a oneer back from mexico kepet the car runing while one person slepet for 33 hours what a mission but boy was it worth it some of the best surf and winsufing sessions I have had with no one out sooooo goood cant recommend baha enef great trip and supprisingly with out showering for a week I dont smell that bad haha well I was in the sea every day. We had head to logo waves every day and 4.5 weather perfection with every heat staked with a exworld champion it was hard to advance through a heat but the one heat I did go through I hurt my ancle in and soo could not go again booo but good news is my foot dosent hurt any more woooo just a bad twist. the dirt road had to be a highlight for me as on the way in felt like we where in a rave with 20 foot cactasaes the bumping car acting like a mosh pit and the tunes cranking beers corona and bianas (1.5L beer bottles) flowing made for a fun drive and one point jay fell off the roof of the van while dancing on it riding it in like a surf board we though it was going to be a very short trip to baha but he liped around for 3 days while sailing stilll and was fine just a brused heal haha. We set up a great camp first night and by the last it had all change the wind had brought a hole new meaning too dustyness haha.
The week befor mexico we did a trip up to mount hood summer snow boarding was crazy fun with t shirt sweating while doing a ski run mad ness followed up that night by a regga gig been some epic time this summer hood river is one of the funest places to come non stop action and some thing to do. 10 days left in the hoood woo yer back to the uk masssiiiivvvvv woop
had awsome time at pistol river so far i got through 3 heats in the double elimination and pulled a double forward in my heat witch was the first one ever on starboard tack woooopp haha the water here is ice cold great i got super sun burned coz feels cold didnt realise the sun been camping out having some awsome bonfires. the wind has died now and next week back too the george for the gorge wind fest next week wooop
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tiree is over had great session just befor we left i came last which was a bummer but it still means im 4 th overall woop woop so just cornwall 2 weeks to deside final results ...
off to aussi kiss for this week end so if your going ill see ya there woop woop
no exterm windsurfing but i can still be on the water on big kit so perfect for uk conditions
great trip away hope you like the video
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check this bad boy out 12ft shark haha in the uk mental i was windsurfing with it
been like a nature week with me went for a run outher day in feilds round devon and all these cows chased me in to a pen where i could not get out stuck there for around 15 minits . so i resorted too poking them and then i tryed mooing yes i was mooing at a herd of cows made them all shake there heads for some reason eventuslly i managed to make a mooovveee and ran for it and they started a stampede chasing me jumped the gate and escaped . cose shave
in the no wind time we had some great crack with some sweet golf where i think i lost 20 golf balls but found 22 on my way round the course was like playing golf in a sand pit .
i got on the front page of the irish examiner like the telegraph in the uk pretty cool don't know why they wanted me to be kicked in the bum by a girl in a bikini ? she turned up with the photographer ran up kicked me in them bum while he took a photo then they left and they put it on the front cover haha
during the trip we had some van wars with rival van. in our van was me Adam Lewis from otc and George shillito in the opposition was Adam Sims ,mike archer and Joe o'callahan it began when Adam Lewis bought a lads mag at every petrol stopp so we had nuts,zoo and fhm and top 100 we traded top 1oo and nuts for a loaded with the rival van where we thought it would be funny to cut out the girls and give it back .
which back fired as when we where out windsurfing we where robbed of all of the magazines . so we retaliated by emtying there van hideing all windsurfing kit so when the went too drive off had no stuff . again this was funny but it back fired when we received 3 van attacks of same nature.
so on the way home from the pub we saw that there velux window was open on there roof witch attached to our house so we climbed across to find out it was the bath room window witch was amazing because it meant we could climbed down through with out them waking up went down stares and turned all there living room furniture up side down and had keys to there van and put it in a field went back in locked the front door and climbed back out roof window in to our house .
brilliant when they woke up could not work out how we had got in awesome haha .
the retaliating was imminent and while we where at the pub our van was emtyied in to our living room of our house 10ft paddle boards and all . mixing it up a bit night mare for us thow and all our beds where upside down. nightmare when your knackered . we retaliated with eggs next night and next day received an egging great fun aw some loved the crack haha .
to get home we had to drive back up to Dublin when we arrived we had 5 hours too kill and rehana was playing in Dublin so we tryed to buy ticket off the well dogy dude we decided he was going too rip us off to we went for a drink on a floating bar boat then went for a stroll along the river where we found some bikes old skool style too rent so we got them and went for a epic race round Dublin seeing all the sites and scaring the cars it was around 8 30 and on our ride saw a fight in macky ds a stag party crowd surfing caring the stag too the next bar and an arrest in progress and all cool buildings and sites was funny too see Adam jumped some steps haha we where just on time for our ferry .great fun
i started the week in Devon last Saturday where i did the head of the dart paddle board race down the river dart was awesome fun 9 mile race took me around hour and a half i cam 6th overall with around 40 people on the start line was great fun.
after the race had finished i drove 5 hours up to north wales massive mission with my radio broken was hard drive trying to keep myself entertained good bit of karaoke got there at midnight where i crawled in to the back of the van and i got in to bed just as it started raining witch was just the start of a long night as it turned out the van had a leaky roof and i woke up soaking wet so i piled some boards over my head and tyred too sleep under a pile of stuff haha with no luck freezing pretty funny.
did demo on cool lake in wales then drove that evening too stock port too see a canoe shop i drove around m60 looking for place too stay booked in to a bnb for night of luxury woo
next day took couple of groups paddling boarding again all had great time falling in having fun.
drove to Nottingham for the night .
Tuesday i drove down too hammer smith bridge in London and took a group from a rowing club down the river Thames in London was great fun with awesome views surfing in London . woop
had bite too eat in London
then i shot over too Essex and stay with max rowes a club vass instructor good friends for the night when i arrived i parked up and went to lock my van when the key SNAPPED in the lock nightmare so i decided just to leave it till the morning to sort out. when i got too maxes his cats walked straight up too me and was a Persian cat with a flat face looked like had head butted a wall flat face hahah funny looking
next day i managed too get the snapped key from the lock maxes mum took me to lock smith too get it cut first one he made didn't work boooo time was ticking as needed too get too the beach for supping on Mersey the lock smith had one more key the right shape too try and make it Lucky he did a good job and i got in woooop woop i had visions i was going too have no change all the locks.
norther long day on the beach hard life haha with some 70 year olds paddling around really is a sport for any one brilliant hope im still surfing at 70.
on Thursday i was off up too sherwsbery up north again for sup session for ar kayaking people loving the sup going off . back to Nottingham for sup session round Nottingham on the fri
sat i went back home to fareham near Portsmouth via inner London too pick up hundreds of paddles had bit of a drinking session sat with friends from home
then up sun morning Early to waymouth for a super windy day trying too sup unsuccessfully so demo was abandoned and i went too see Murray Saunders and his girlfriends new shop Boylos awsome.spot
on Monday it was Murray's birthday so went wake boarding out by ax minster pretty chilly still on the water.
now I'm back in office in devon woo was crazy week hope get some windsurfing in the week ready for the event coming up next week end in wales woo
i have been sent the 2010 sails looking awsome great looking stuff allnew look range .
also look like wind could be kicking in touch wood [windguru.com] hope its windy woooo
shout out to zoe dave from tiree gf
but there was a spare car to rush me back home after surfing got to air port just in time all good
my cape town movie is soon to be ready hope to get some wind and hit cardif student event at the weekend woooo
So cape town been another great week. awesome windsurfing some shots here.
I moved house into one with great sea view sofa surfing woop woop. Had nice bbq or bri outhere day tooo pic from the balcony
the lads went home boo but fun still flowing as Ollie has arrived.
after good 5 days of wind the was forecast was for the wind to drop off for the weekend. so we made the decision to go to a 2 day trance rave in the mountains we where taken by our local friends. great decision with loads of crazy hippy people great location cool river and party didn't stop day or night for hole 2 days where back now recovering and catching up with sleep.
check short video from the rave pretty funny.
surfed today as wind is dew to kick in again Tuesday some sweet swell too hope get some more action photos.
i had a mega swim i was sure i was out the back pop ed over a wave to see a massive crumblier right there landing on me my kit got swooped all way in up on to only rock hole of gwithian GREAT! sat up there high and dry i could see it as i was swimming from about a mile out love it.
i had toclime up to get it down it was intact must be that solid GOYA kit
Friday we shot up to bude for Aussie kiss seven where some epic partying went on with around 300 students all mad for it.
Saturday hard morning for driving to the demo and event it was in cool location good for the beginner windsurfers and we had wind to get planing which was sweet did some freeriding/freestyleing
sat night fancy dress night the seven deadly sins. it definitely was deadly some amazing fancy dress going down George in his deadly bin and proffit in a fat suit soo funny. it was all going great got in to the party raring to go wooooo. after allot of pree lashing at the caravans we where well on our way to being very wasted. i got a drink and headed to the dance floor for some grooving oo yer. then i was picked up for a crowed surf and to my dismay was crowed surfed right out the front door by the bouncers CRAP. i was arguing with them for quite some time trying to work out how being trowen in the air and around the room was my fault. i didn't float up there. they where not having any of it arr well. i rocked the car park for a bit there where loads a people out there. i then headed back to a van party till the morning such crazy event loads fun and madness.
check the fat suit in back ground
Sunday it rained all night and was well muddy good for some mud surfing they did all the student light wind freestyle comps.
jem hall did some cool clinics had cool chest wig for fancy dress quote "don't be a passenger take control and drive your change" DO NOT PISS IN YA FUEL TANK EAT HEALTHY BROTHER" beginner to winner buy it .
i hitched a lift back with Southampton uni cheers dudes
BRING ON AUSSIE KISS 8 WOOP WOOP
all going well on our road trip been up in the yokshire dales for last week had some good wind and parties at freshers week in Leeds.
but on the way up to Leeds we stopped at McDonald services where we ordered our food and sat down to tuck in after windsurfing all day with out any lunch we where pretty hungry lads super sized our meal and took a seat. we started to tuck in and after a while we noticed quite a bedraggled looking fellow sitting few tables away he looked like hadn't seen a shower for few months or a razor/nail clippers he came over started chatting to Murray saunsers being a fredly fellow had a long convo with this homeless dude. feeling the can I have a lift question coming on tried to back out by changing our route 5 times 2 fake fone calls to no one saying we where in a rush.
he didn't care where we where going he just wanted to come with us by this time Murray could not think of any excuses I was watching murrays hands shaking in fear as he said just get in I will take you to next services as he walked to other side of the van me and Murray where arguing as to who had to drive who had to sit next to him I got shoved in van to sit next to this guy who smelled like alcohol and smelled quite potent of BO.
Murray derived at the speed of light to next services while the hitch hiker sucked his dirty thumb and rocked back and forth in crazy manner talking gibberish to us. as we got to services he then asked us to drive little farther and little farther after 5 times we had to stop just ask him to get out but he wouldn't he eventually got out of the van after Murray gave him a pound he had good pick of his nose and rolled a cigarette then he got out. we drove off fast as we could and sieged big sigh of relief as we where certain he wanted to mug us but we where fine terry has gone on his way so if anyone goes threw a services and you happen to see a tramp say hay to terry slip him a burger he might bless you with his presents and lighten your day.