SWA: Jo Wright at Pompey Wave

The SWA / Puravida Boardriders Wave series set off in style this weekend in Portsmouth; Tushingham team rider Jo Wright reports from the event:

SWA Pompey
SWA Pompey Wave

The 8th and 9th of December saw 35 students descend on Portsmouth for the first round of the SWA Puravida wave series.

The Tushingham team was well represented with Ollie Acton (Solent University) and myself (Exeter University) competing along with Muzza who came down to help run the event, provide demo kit and give advice to all the students.

Adam Chubbock, Ollie Acton and Jo Wright.
Adam Chubbock, Ollie Acton and Jo Wright.

After some last minute car failure, I drove down on the Saturday morning and met up with Ollie and Adam ‘Chubsy’ Chubbock for a SUP off Hayling Island sea front. The weather was perfect with not a cloud in the sky! Massive thankyou to AndyBiggs Watersports for lending us the Starboard SUPs. There were some small waves breaking just off the sand bar, so we paddled about 20 minutes out and had great fun riding the waves. This was my first time venturing out in waves on a SUP and I now fully understand what all the hype is about – It was awesome!

We then headed into Portsmouth to catch up with the rest of the SWA guys. They had enjoyed a few rounds of Mini-golf, which if you didn’t know already, Carl Lobato (Portsmouth University) proudly won. Back in our hosts houses, we all enjoyed some Dominoes pizza and then donned our Christmas attire ready to dance the night away at ‘The Fleet’!

Check out the full report from Jo on the Tushingham news page here.

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