Windsurfing Club

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY WINDSURF CLUB

Any level or experience - we have equipment and events to suit you ALL! 

If don't have a 'clew' about anything remotely windsurfing- or if you've been sailing the tasty winds of Boracay since before you could walk- CUWC has something to offer you. We’re one of the fastest growing windsurf clubs in Wales, with opportunities for all abilities, from regular beginner trips, pimping kit for intermediates and freestyle and wave events with other university pro's to help you nail that next trick with 10/10 steeze.

We are a relaxed, super sociable club who run regular socials from hard core fancy dress to chilled out pizza and movie evenings. Not to mention, being part of CUWC gives you exclusive access to Student Windsurfing Association events across the country. 

Interested? Get involved by joining our WhatsApp Group, come and chat to us at the AU freshers fayre in the students union or join in with the next social/ event!

We will also be running two give it a go (GIAG) sessions for you to wet your appetites: 

  • Saturday 15th October 2022 10am-12pm
    Llandegfedd Reservoir, Coed y Paen, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP4 0SY 
    (buy a ticket and meet at the SU at 9am)

  • Saturday 15th October 2022 1pm-3pm
    Llandegfedd Reservoir, Coed y Paen, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP4 0SY 
    (buy a ticket and meet at the SU at 12pm)

We're really looking forward to this season and even more excited to see your beautiful faces so come and speak to us and get involved 

 

WHAT HAVE ON OFFER

Beginners: If you have never windsurfed before or have only tried it a few times then CUWC is perfect for you. Throughout the year, we will run Lake trips with all the kit you need to get started, and we have RYA qualified instructors within the club and centres who provide teaching sessions. We promise, as soon as you wobble about on a board for the first time, you WILL be addicted and if you want to get competitive your beginner races will take place at the SWA events!

Intermediates: For those who have some experience of windsurfing and mastered the basic techniques of steering, tacking and gybing. We have windsurfing equipment for those looking to get comfortable in the harness and start using foot straps. Also, to help you progress, intermediates are encouraged to go on lake trips and attend SWA events, where more advanced windsurfers will provide advice to help you improve.

Experienced: The experienced windsurfers can make trips to the beach such as Newton/Porthcawl and also to the lake when the wind is up. If you don’t have your own, we have a few short boards and sails. There are some awesome wave spots within an hour drive from Cardiff, and of course, having a membership will give you access to the renowned wave events run by the Student Windsurfing Association!

Social: If you enjoy windsurfing but aren’t so keen on the cold/wet welsh weather, we have regular social events! These include the famous PUNCH PARTIES (wooo wooooo) with a mysterious punch recipe which guarantees you a crazy night every time; annual christmas and end of year meals; and we also hold non-alcoholic socials such a BBQ’s, playzone, indoor surfing, supping and movie nights. 

               

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STUDENT WINDSURFING ASSOCIATION (SWA) EVENTS 

The most exciting part of being a member of CUWC is being able to go to the EPIC SWA events at Universities across the UK. This includes Aussie Kiss at the start of the year, (21st-23rd October 2022) followed by several Core and Wave events hosted by Universities across the UK. Events run over the weekend - we head down on the Friday night, grab some food and meet up with other universities for an evening in their local city for a (reasonably) quiet night out.

As your hangover passes, you will spend Saturday at the lake or beach for a full day of windsurfing (or relaxing by the waters edge). There will be FREE tuition for all levels, as well as freestyle and racing for ALL abilities (yes beginners, you get to show off your new-found skills). Get your best fancy dress lined up, as on Saturday evening we will be let loose on the city for a great party with some ridiculous fancy dress themes and some hilarious costumes.

Again, Sunday will be spent on the water for more windsurfing fun and competitions, before making our way back to Cardiff for a well earned rest. Weekends like this not only improve your windsurfing skills, but they can earn you loads of jammy prizes (hopefully), create some great stories for the grandkids, and make you lifelong friends not only within our club, but with students from all over the UK (OK, we'll stop being soppy now). 

Just to put the icing on the cake, your SWA event ticket includes the windsurfing, the food for breakfast and dinner for the whole weekend and the nights out! We also organise transportation to and from the event, and bring kit for you to use too! It's all inclusive really!

Check out their website for more info : http://www.studentwindsurfing.co.uk/

 

A SUMMARY - WHY JOIN CUWS?

1.    Windsurfing is a super cool (and so are the people who do it!)  2.    We provide RYA level tuition 3.    There are regular lake and beach trips to practice your technique 4.    Free use of kit for members including wetsuits, harnesses boards and sails 5.    Subsidised transport and accommodation to and from windsurfing events 6.    Regular exciting (often themed) social events 7.    You get to meet some awesome students both at Cardiff university and across the country

HOW TO JOIN? 

Just click the join button below, fill in a few details and pay £25 for the membership (this includes kit use, tuition, subsidised transport and much more)! 

Any Questions just email any of the committee below. We also regularly update the WhatsApp Group with information about lake trips and other events.
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Refund policy

Any member seeking a refund from the society must inform the Committee of the club before the 1st of January for consideration.  

 

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Membership

  • Windsurfing Club Standard Membership£25.00

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