Where onshore wave-riding is the new cross-offshore.

Round 1: Southbourne with Conker Spirit & JP/Neil Pryde
Date: March 29th, 30th and 31st 2019. 29th Pro fleet only. No rollover dates. Entry will close the Saturday before.

Southbourne Windsurfing Competition

Location: Southbourne, Dorset Event HQ: Wick Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1HX Tel: 07950 273357

Directions: Use the directions on Google maps

When: March 29th, 30th and 31st 2019. 29th Pro fleet only. No rollover dates. Entry will close the Saturday before.

Head Judge: Paul Hunt
Photographer: Ollie Wood

Junior & Youth Development Officer: Willy Maclean - 07712159205 /

Willy will be the key contact in the BWA drive to develop junior and youth sailors standards in 2019 & onwards and looking to coach and assist anyone with an immediate or long term ambition to compete in wave sailing events with the BWA.

  • Youth coaching can be booked at a cost of £10 per day directly with Willy on the contacts above.
  • This coaching is subsidised by the BWA and the number of places will be limited.
  • Bookings for this service will be on a first come, first serve basis with payment in advance of the dates of each event.
  • Coaching will be available on the Saturday &/or Sunday of the event (either 15 & 16th or 22nd & 23rd, depending on the roll over). Please register at the Event HQ for 9am on the Saturday &/or Sunday morning. Training will begin from 10am.
  • If circumstances dictate that BWA Avon (the competition) becomes a roll over event, then the youth coaching weekend will also be roll over.

Please contact Willy directly if you have any further questions or you would like to book for youth coaching sessions.

Entry cost: Pro's: £60. Ams, Masters: £45. Ladies: £35. Juniors, students: £25.

BWA Contact:

Event Contact:

Accommodation: Do a Google search under Southbourne & Bournemouth

Background Information

New for 2019, after a successful trial of the Pro Fleet last year. The south coast event will move to Southbourne on Bournemouth Seafront. Southbourne is open to strong prevailing winds, ground swell and generates sizeable wind swell very quickly. Best winds are WSW the only winds that don’t really work are N or NE’s. Parking is available at the Bistro Carpark for a charge, or on the road free of charge. Depending on the direction of the wind we can move round the bay towards Hengistbury Head. The aim is to hold the event between the Bistro on the Beach and Hengistbury Head.

Friday Night venue for registration is likely to be the Spyglass and Kettle pub on Southbourne overcliff beach front. Saturday night venue for food and drink will be held at Bistro on the Beach, which is on the beach front. Food tickets will have to be bought at the door, but it will be a deal for burger and a pint. We have also been offered a good deal for breakfast/lunch and a hot drink from the Bistro.

Conker Spirit are hosting and sponsoring the event and have put up a considerable prize fund with the support of JP/Neil Pryde.

Because this is a fixed event, in the event of no wind JP/Neil Pryde will have all the latest toys and SUPs on demo from in front of Bistro on the Beach. If there is swell, or possibility of SUP racing then we will hold that style of competition and allocate prizes accordingly.

Weather forecast for Southbourne

Entry form for Southbourne Wave Competition

To pre-enter the Southbourne Wave Classic please fill out the form fields. After submitting this form you will be presented with a Paypal pay now button:


I agree to be bound by the rules of ISAF/RYA prescriptions and UKWA Freewave instructions and Championship guidelines.

I declare that I am either;

a) A current member of BWA/UKWA and therefore hold 3rd Party Insurance cover.
b) A member of PWA or other international association recognised by UKWA and hold 3rd party insurance.

I have read the safety instructions as posted on the BWA website for this event and am aware of the hazards and risks.

I acknowledge that windsurfing on the sea presents hazards that can lead to personal injury or death and understand that the decision to compete is mine alone. I enter the event of my own volition knowing the risks. I declare that under no circumstances will the organisers of the event be held responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however caused, or any loss or damage to any equipment howsoever caused which does not result from their own negligence.

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Our venerable hosts:

Conker Gin

JP Australia / NeilPryde

And additional sponsors:



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Wind and swell forecast for Southbourne, Dorset