British Slalom Series: head for the buoy

The curtain opener to the 2011 British Slalom Series promises to be a great spectacle, showcasing many of the new and exciting additions to the competition. The Hayling Island Slalom will be run on Easter weekend, that is on the 23rd and 24th April.

Three fleets in the British Slalom Association support all levels of windsurfing, including youngsters and novice racers. There will be goodie bags for all competitors, professional photography of every rider and plenty of prizes for all fleets.

At the same time, 2011 UK Freestyle Tour kicks off. Don’t worry about the weather forecast, even if the wind isn’t strong enough for a fully planing competition we can run some optional fun freestyle in light winds.

Just being on a board and pulling some moves in the sunshine is really enjoyable and will still improve your technique ready for the next time the wind blows.

If that’s not enough, Jamie Gibbs and Paul Simmons will be on hand with a van full of demo kit to try out all weekend.

The HISC "Round Hayling" takes place on Good Friday, so if you’re in the area, why not make it a double-whammy and take part in both?