Freshwake was the first Student Wakeboarding event of the year hosted by Uniwake, a non-profit organisation run by students for students. We saw over 50 rowdy students representing 7 different universities coming up to Sheffield Cable Waterski from: Southampton, Bangor, Coventry, Liverpool John Moores, Leeds, York and Sheffield University to give wakeboarding a go, meet some other clubs and have a big party.
University clubs arrived bright and early to get out on the water at 11am for 7 hours of free riding. Everyone was wrapped up in toasty warm wetsuits provided by O’Neill, as well as some of their bright and styley impact vests and jackets. Sheffield Cable provided beginner coaching to ensure everyone was making laps around the lake. Wake energy drinks provided hundreds of their unique berry energy drink to give both riders and spectators a boost to keep them going throughout the day. Banana Industries and Stay Seasonal had pop-up shops set up with some ridiculous student discounts and end of season sales. Stay Seasonal gave out some free goodies following an impromptu air trick competition.
After a hard day’s riding everyone enjoyed a 3 meat BBQ and a free pint of cider courtesy of Sheffield Cable
Waterski. We rounded the day off with a prize giving in the bar followed by a jungle themed party. Prizes were provided by Breathe Boardwear our sponsor Misguided Fools and were given for: Best Beginner, Best Crash, Best Trick, Best Uni Team Fancy Dress and Best Individual Fancy Dress.
Big shout out to Salt-Street Productions for producing this awesome little edit – check it out below.
Thank you again to Sheffield Cable Waterski, Misguided Fools, Breathe Boardwear, Wake Energy Drink, O’Neill, Stay Seasonal and Banana Industries for their support. Also, a big thank you to all the students who came. It was great to see so many pushing themselves and throwing down new tricks.
See you at Spring Jam in March!