Being a ripping windsurfing kid isn\’t easy. You have to have the gear and you cant get much of it with your weekly pocket money. Riks windsurfing however are here to help and have given 2 lucky kids a great opportunity by helping them secure JP and Neil Pryde sponsorship in partnership with Pryde Group UK.
First up is Tom Bennett-Lloyd who having just turned 15 must be stoked with his new gear. Tom was recognized as an up and coming talent by JP as part of their Young Gun scheme a couple of years ago and is now in a great position to progress further and compete in the highly competitive UKWA U15 category.
Secondly is 16 year old Ben Harwood. Having won the UKWA Freestyle Junior Championships in Poole last year, it is clear that Ben has a great future ahead. In his last years of school Ben will now hopefully have more time on his hands and hopes to get away training and up his level even higher.
For more information on both sailors, including photos, video and kit reports check out www.riks-sports.com.
Photos: Above Tom wrestling his new board away from the shop and below Ben Harwood putting his new gear through its paces.