Have you ever watched people paddleboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and kayaking in the water around Sandbanks and wished it could be you out there?
Some of the area’s top watersports retailers and schools, H2O Sports, FC Watersports, Easyriders and the Watersports Academy, joined together in June 2017 to offer a free demo weekend to members of the public keen to try the most popular activities in the friendly waters of Poole bay.
The biggest names in watersports gather with their very latest gear and their own professional riders to show you how it’s done. Then it’s your turn to take to the water in a series of free taster sessions to learn from some of the best and find your own nautical niche.
The weekend features lots of fun races including SUP racing, XL Team Paddle Board racing, kite board-a-cross and a ‘big air’ competition and more to put your new-found paddling skills to the test. If you’re more of a landlubber, never fear – the festival also lays on a family barbecue, fun competitions with prizes, goodie bags, special offers on kit and opportunities to meet the pros (when everyone’s back on dry land!)