On Sunday I joined Edinburgh Uni Wakeboard club for their first outing to the local loch as the new term got underway. I was greeted by club president Kate Unsworth manning a top class barbie, and doing her best to cure the other students of their freshers week hangovers! As the sun threatened to come out from behind the clouds I got to know a few of the crowd of new faces who’d turned up to get involved in the action, and caught up with some of the regulars who were keen to welcome the new members.
The boat ran all day on flat water and several boatloads of newcomers made the most of the student prices and coaching from club heartthrob James Filsell! The riding ranged from first timers getting their first taste of the wake to more seasoned riders throwing down for the crowd! Everyone came off the water with a smile, and like any good Uni club found their way to the pub afterwards to finish off with an equally good night out.
It was great to see even more people get stoked on our sport, and what better place to meet like minded people than your Uni club- not to mention getting cheaper riding than the rest of the population! So if you’re a student and don’t know about your wakeboard club, why not head to the Sports Union and check it out; and if your Uni doesn’t have one then get some mates together and start one!
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