Eastbourne Extreme is one of the biggest FREE extreme sports festivals in the UK. . Featuring a huge line up of air, land and water based outdoor pursuits, it takes place over 2 days on Eastbourne's Eastern seafront from 10am to 5pm each day.

Jay Manning Eastbourne Extreme SUP race

Supported by Fanatic & K66 Surf, with UK top 10 SUP competitor Jay 'JSUP' Manning, Eastbourne Extreme will see some of the UK's best SUP racers competing in a series of short sharp sprint SUP races, as well as offering tips and advice to encourage anyone and everyone to try SUP for themselves. There will be demo boards available, so make the most of the opportunity.

The plan is to run the SUP racing on the Saturday, and follow it with a BBQ and drinks. The SUP racing will include sprint racing for the crowds to get involved with and to see some close quarter SUP racing. There will also be a long distance / endurance race, and this could tie in with the Extreme One Hour Classic with SUP racers pitting their paddle against the windsurfers. The results would be treated as seperate fleets, but this could add to the challenge?

Taster sessions, demo's and tuition should also be consider as being a very big part of the SUP event, and this element is FREE to all comers wanting to have a go, just be ready to get wet (ie – dress appropriately). Jay has a top Naish SUP Team rider and SUP coach Jock Patterson (ex-longboard champ & BSUPA SUP Instructor) lined up to look after this side of things … more details as we get them, but I expect to see some novice racing happening over the weekend too. …. Doubt it'll be of interest, but there will be live bands playing throughout the weekend and there is a bar set up on the beach for vital rehydration needs.

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Kick off the summer holidays with an adventure filled weekend on Eastbourne seafront at the south coast's coolest, fastest and most intense free sports festival. Featuring a huge line up of air, land and water based outdoor pursuits.

Extreme runs for two days during July at the eastern end of Eastbourne's five mile seafront and welcomes around 30,000 visitors, with something to keep everyone amused. Eastbourne Extreme blends inline and artistic skating with waterborne activities, bringing a rush of adrenaline to the south coast. Extreme also features live music, events on the Extreme stage, plus shops, food stalls and children's rides

SUP Racing will be pre-entry, and an entry fee payable. This amount is to be decided, but will include your BBQ ticket too ……. as a guide it'll be between £10-20. There is plenty of space for free overnight 'parking' for the SUP crew, and there is space to camp over the road where the 'land based' kite displays are held if you need canvas accomodation. For real roof's, there are plenty of places in town from B&B's to big hotels.

To watch the racing, and to have a go on the demo SUP boards is a free of charge experience, just give the racers a chance to catch their breath before your jump them for your turn …

Source: www.surfkraft.com

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