Last weekend saw the Edge Watersports Demo take place at Exmouth, with all the latest gear and of course Jem Hall on hand to dish out top tips.
Here is what Steph Bridge had to say:
“The day started early with high water at 10.30am on Exmouth Duck Pond. The wind was light but many enjoyed the Pond at its best while chatting about kit to many of the Brands represented. We had Starboard, Tushingham, Mistral, Fanatic, North, RRD, Ezzy, Goya & Serverne all on display for people to have a play with. Although the wind was light, many were getting excited about the building easterly. The highlight of the morning was the Paddleboard race which had over 30 people having a go. The Tide was building and the wind freshening by the final of the SUP and everyone was having loads of fun in the warm sunshine. We set a course out to a channel post, divided the fleet in half which allowed for 2 heats to be run. There was no lagging and the adrenaline was pumping for this team relay event that got everyone on the water. We decided to have NO RULES so it wasn\’t long before paddleboarders were getting pushed off. Plenty of fit bodies were on display and the public were loving this new spectator sport. Eventual winners were Kit (RRD) and Will Howard (Starboard) followed closely by Murray (Goya) and Callum (North) who was the worst put out having been rammed by kayakers, pushed off by other paddleboarders and had to dive off his SUP to take avoiding action around the post!
Sat afternoon was teasing on Exmouth seafront with so much Ebb tide and approx 10-12knots of s.e wind. Most comedy was owner of Edge Watersports, Eric Bridge sessioning on the paddleboard with a windsurf rig- wearing his shorts, remembering all those windsurf days that use to be. Lightwind Freestyle kept many entertained while the Kitesurfers also played with the classic summers day.
A few beers at the grove followed by a heavy night on Exmouth town. Poor George from Starboard awoke on Sunday morning to find his entire van covered in JP stickers!!!!! Sunday also looked promising and many had an hour on a sunny easterly on the seafront- always the best cure for a hang over.Jem Hall gave a great stance lesson to some of the students attending a windsurf course at Edge Watersports. His approach and passion for the sport is fantastic, you can only improve if you just listen to what he saids!
Edge Watersports would like to thank Tushingham, Starboard, North, Serverne, RRD and Goya for making the effort to introduce all the new toys for 2009. The relaxed family atmosphere allowed everyone to feel welcome and talk to those in the know. If anyone wants to talk about any kit, prices, trade inn’s etc then give us a shout. www.edgewatersports.com (tel 01395 222551)”