Aussie Kiss X – 10-Day Countdown...

Duncan Slater

Aussie Kiss shennanigans
Aussie Kiss student shenanigans

Have you got a ticket yet? These stars from the windsurf industry do: Simon Bornhoft, Max Rowe, Chris Muzza Murray, Adam Sims, Nick Moffat. 

This year with the naughtily themed X-rated Saturday night fancy dress party, so get down to your local fancy dress store and get creative. Have a look at the following link to see the themes shotgunned so far: www.studentwindsurfing.co.uk

This weekend of windsurfing will satisfy the needs of complete beginner and those of a far more experienced ability. If you don’t have any kit, don’t sweat, Boardwise, RRD, Ezzy, Gaastra, Tabou, Spartan, Severne, Tushingham, Starboard and Turfdog will be demoing their 2012 wares (kit for all abilities) along with new to the UK KA Sails, giving you the chance to try out some of the newest and shiniest gear on offer and maybe even win yourself a souvenir. 

Making AK X a year to remember…

Red Bull will be kindly bringing along their teepee and beanbags as a chill-out area for a break between windsurf sessions, their DJ VAN to pump out the tunes all day long. Further, keen to capture as much on the water action footage as possible they will be bringing along 2 GO PROS for students to wear on the water. Even more good news, they will be bringing the” Red Bull Milk Float” to the Caravan Park to distribute red bull in the mornings!! Pretty awesome hangover cure!

Stage engage’ www.stageengage.com will be providing us with a stage to ensure everyone can see the world record being made and watch the awesome live music being played.

ACOUSTIC MUSICIANS PLAYING at ROADFORD RESERVOIR…

That’s right, AK X will have a chilled out festival atmosphere with a range of artist catering for all music taste providing some background music. Check out the artists playing:

  1. Chris Millingtonwww.chrismillington.com
  2. Sam Greenwww.wix.com/samgreenlive.com
  3. Woodford Greenwww.woodfordgreenmusic.com
  4. Will and the Peoplewww.myspace.com/willandthepeople.com

STALLS at ROADFORD RESEVOIR…

Some local businesses will be giving all attendees of Aussie Kiss X a chance to take home some local delights. Confirmed as attending so far…

Funzees – like onezies but cheaper! Check them out on www.funzee.co.uk

Jewellery by Chloe – a selection of affordable jewellery! Find her on Facebook by searching ”Jewellery by Chloe” 
 I Love Lowie – From London Fashion Week have kindly given us some knitted socks that Chloe will also sell on her stall. www.ilovelowie.com (she has reduced the price for our event).

BURTS BEES are an American brand who use natural ingredients in all their body products. Not only are we making sure the students have an epic weekend we are also ensuring they have high standards of hygiene too!! 800 mini samples of hand cream, body wash and scrub are being delivered to Bude. www.burtsbees.co.uk

Saturday night at Bude Holiday Park… The host for the evening entertainment. This will be a night to remember!

HOGROAST available Saturday night!
 The gaurenteed to be awesome AK fancy dress party! Theme: X rated! Co Supreme (formerly Phoenix and the Turtle), a band known for listeners on a musical journey, fusing instrumental rock and classical strings, while incorporating sparse vocals, creating a unique sound (check them out at: www.myspace.com/phoenixandtheturtle). This southern California quartet will provide live music to kick of the Saturday night entertainment, making way for a DJ to keep the party going until the early hours.
Firework display for the 10 year celebration!

Competitions and prizes…

Beginners, intermediate and advanced windsurfers are invited to represent their University in fun racing, freestyle and team racing competitions. Thanks to the SWA’s awesome sponsors there are some incredible prizes up for grabs this weekend:

Make sure you enter the North Fanatic freestyle competition for your chance to win a new Maui Ultra freestyle fin and get yourself in pole position to win the series prize, a FANATIC SKATE!!

Spartan are providing a mens and ladies wetsuit for first male and female finishers in the advanced individual race competition.

Simon Bornhoft from Windwise is providing a FREE UK clinic to one lucky individual – other Windwise stash is also up for grabs

One FLYMOUNT will be awarded for best amateur windsurf video taken at Aussie Kiss so make sure you bring your camera and keep that video rolling. For more info about this competition visit: www.studentwindsurfing.co.uk

Stash from GLOBALSHOTS and FLOW

Further there is a special prize awarded to the Most deserving student/Best move of the weekend (adaptable rules, just be awesome!). The student awarded this honour will receive a brand new SEVERNE S1 sail!

And don’t forget! Aussie kiss is the first round of the SWA series giving you your first chance to score some points for the years Freestyle, Racing and Team Racing competitions. Taking you a step closer to those awesome series prizes.

North/Fanatic Freestyle Series in association with Boardwise and Turfdog:

Make sure you bring with you your quiver of moves for your chance to win….

1st Prize – North Fanatic – a brand new shiny FANATIC SKATE, along with a freestyle fin from windsurfingfins.co.uk

2nd Prize – Boardwise/North/Fanatic – a North Silver Series boom + a FLYMOUNT

3rd Prize – Turfdog – a land freestyle board

Spartan/Tushingham/Starboard Individual Race Series in association with Windsurfingfins:

One design racing. This simple format has never failed to provide fair and exciting racing….

1st prize – Tushingham – an Aeron boom and a Slalom fin from Windsurfingfins.

2nd/3rd prize–  a quiver bag and set of harness lines

But wait, there’s more…

Thanks to the kind people of Spartan Wetsuits; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will also receive Spartan winter, summer and shorty wetsuits, keeping you the perfect temperature all year round.

Boardwise/RRD Team Racing Series:

For 2011/2012 a tried and tested one design race series (everyone using the same board and sail) is being improved upon. An entire fleet of brand new RRD FireRace boards are being kindly brought to all core events by Boardwise for the team race event. Each Uni puts forward teams of 3 to complete in a full speed out and back blast style race. Even more exciting is the fact that the wining team for the series will take home one of the boards. That’s right, one lucky club will win one of these speed machines! Thanks Boardwise!

Can’t make it to Aussie Kiss? You’ll be missed. But not to worry! Aussie Kiss is just the first of many
amazing SWA events coming soon to various parts of the UK. Bring on the good times ahead!

 For more information and event signup, visit www.studentwindsurfing.co.uk

For regular updates, make sure you like the SWA Facebook page: www.facebook.com/studentwindsurfingassociation For information on other SWA series and sponsors, visit www.studentwindsurfing.co.uk

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