It’s been a unique and exciting start to the season here at Easyriders. We’ve been taking big new steps, making advances in our set up and tuition and all the while enjoying the sun and new views we have of Sandbanks from Easyriders Sandbanks Beach Club! We’re so excited watching the world begin to re-awaken to watersports- to see familiar faces out on the water shredding with us once again, to see customers start to enquire to get involved with sport again and to also to see mass events open up in the watersports world! Shout out to the Olympic Windsurfing where Tom and Emma did the UK proud… watch out for the foil to enter in 2024! Meanwhile the new kid on the block, winging, has appealed to sailors and kiters alike! We’re all eagerly over-watching the growth of the sport into an international phenomenon… with freestyle tricks, beautiful foil gybes, foil downwind 360s and wave riding emerging from leading wingers across the globe, definitely pointing at this sport growing to bigger things…!
In terms of our input on the winging front, we are leading the way for the whole of the UK, so have been involved since the birth of the sport. Andy Gratwick and Sam Ross (2024 Olympic Coach) co-wrote the first Wingsurf/Wingfoil instructor pathway back in 2020 and we’ve seen that delivered now to many instructors and trainers, who now deliver this in over a dozen schools nationwide. So if you’re interested in giving ‘the wing thing’ a go, hop onto your nearest ‘Wingtro’ from your local centre and share the froth for this up and coming sport!
On other instructor course news- we now have a beautiful base in Sandbanks, on the beach front itself, where we’ve been welcoming our instructors to for their training courses. Leading the majority of our instructor courses from Sandbanks Beach Club, we’ve trained SUP, Kite and Wing Instructors and we also hosted a wealth of different events, such as the Youth Kitesurf Foil Weekend and the Access Adaptive Adventures Camp. Every instructor in and out of these doors gets use of all of our kit related to the sport, our changing rooms and showers, our flash locations both harbour side and seafront side and our fantastic trainers. There really is no-where better you could train! We can’t wait to see what else this centre is capable of, with nothing but watersports on our brains we’re certain it’ll continue to be a hub for foil, SUP, kite, windsurf and wing training, events and excitement!
Adding to the growing list of new toys for the year, we have warmly welcomed the new e-foils! Big shout out to flightboard for these… Every instructor that’s had an experience on these so far has returned to the centre soaking wet with a massive grin across their face- and since that is the aim of our business, we can’t wait to share these with you too! Give us a call to get yourself booked in!
Obviously though, as we take on new kit this season- we’re turning our heads toward end of season too and are keen to help you out in your watersports ventures by providing you with secondhand kit! All of it being top of the range, fresh technology 2021 kit, we’ve compiled a list of all of our wings, kites, SUPs, bars and boards for sale… only used for 2 or 3 months and ready to be shifted to make space to keep the kit we instruct on as fresh as we can! With any purchase of second hand gear before end of season you pay a £200 deposit, we provide you with a free 10 hour hire card (worth £150) and you can turn up in September and collect your new toy! Ring us or check out the website for the full list of prices.
In summary, despite the lack of wind so far this season, we’re twice as busy and big and are loving it! We’re all very excited to welcome back the autumn winds and swell and hope you’re all getting out on the water as much as possible this summer! If you haven’t jumped on the foil train yet or are intrigued by the wing, give us a shout and we can help!
Lots of orange love to all of our Easyrideans shredding out there!
Andy and the Easyriders Team Xx