Organized by local Naish Retailer – Puravida Boardriders of Cardiff – the demo weekend event was aimed at getting as many people on the water as possible whether it be windsurfing or on SUP\’s.
Saturday’s activities hosted by Gwent Adventure based at Llandegfedd Reservoir saw a range of equipment from Naish Sails, Simmer Sails, Ross Sails, Body Glove, Exocet & O’Shea Paddle Boards.
Saturday morning saw a gentle breeze through the valley which enabled the general public and the coach full of students from Cardiff University Windsurf Club to get a float and try a selection of boards & sails, with Farrell O’Shea on hand to give tips on rigging for speed.
Although the wind dropped in the afternoon, fun and laughter was still the name of game with a mass team SUP competition. For many it was their first experience on one too, but after a few splashes on a warm day everyone was game. Although a lighthearted affair it was the Naish Team who took the honors.
Sunday, no wind, but easy swell and lots of sunshine at Porthcawl and a chance for the crowds who tried SUP on Saturday to try it in the surf. The water was so inviting that Ian from Ross Sails grabbed an SUP and styled it in the waves in just his boardies.
Big thanks to Terry, Mike, Loraine & the crew from Gwent Adventure for being so welcoming and for getting people on the water and to everyone who turned up and made it a great weekend. Special thanks to the ‘Barry Boys’ who are always game and up for fun on the water.
For more info about Puravida Boardriders go to: www.puravidaboardriders.co.uk or call Jim on 07970 420998.
Photo Credit: Puravida