Last week, Lagoon Wake Park, part of the Hove Lagoon complex, launched their Ladies Evening Wakeboarding sessions in the stunning Brighton sunshine. The evening sessions, running 6-8pm every Tuesday using two of their three Sytem 2.0 rigs, was fully booked for their season opener. Lagoon Wake Park invited GB wakeboarder Sarah Kingdom along as guest coach for the seaside wakeboard event, and of course, Wide-A-Wake were there to see what went down.
The first of a string of stunning sunny coastal days, the Brighton sea air welcomed everyone to the lagoon adorned with beach hut roof tops and colourful murals. It’s safe to say that the British summer holiday feeling was rearing its head, boding well for the wakeboarding Summer months ahead on the South Coast.
For many, it was a chance to blow off the cobwebs of the winter, revisiting the basics and eliminating bad habits, however there were new tricks too. After a warm up and assessment of trick ‘wish lists’ the girls got cracking with their coaching time with Sarah, rotating between the two cables. Rachael managed to banish her precarious board-slide up the box, and learnt to ride away from it switch, Maggie got her dock starts, and Cherry was spinning like a top! Amy addressed her windsurfing stance influence and get the corners much more easily as did Kat with a reviewed cut. Little Sophia looked like she’s never been away and Lei nearly bossed the box on her skate.
Despite the glorious weather, it soon got a wee bit chilly and it was time to warm up with WAW Goodie Bag treats from LDN Muscle and Angry Squirrel and give out the Goodie Bag prizes. Each attendee went home with a party bag of samples and give-aways from Breathe, Natural Hero, LDN Muscle and Angry Squirrel, but the overall WAW Goodie bag winner for this session was Cherry Parnell and the Angry Squirrel Coffee award for ‘Angriest Squirrel’ went to Rachael Cockle.
Lagoon Wake Park continue to support Ladies Wakeboarding having secured Sportivate funding for the third consecutive year giving whopping discounted rates to 17-25 year old novice female wakeboarders. We’re delighted that this club continues to support and push the development of the female side of our great sport. Check out their website for further details.
Massive thanks to Lucy McCormick and James Stuart for all their help in getting WAW involved with this event, Mel Russell for her help on the night and Paul Buttle and Emma Long for their photography.
Hove will host their Ladies Day on 18th May showcasing a number of watersports, including wakeboarding with guest coaches Sarah Kingdom and Steph Caller. Come and join in and see what else Hove lagoon has on offer. Book your place go to their website www.lagoon.co.uk