We are excited to announce that Uniwake are now officially affiliated with British Water Ski and Wakeboard (BWSW)!
Your committee has been working hard to establish a relationship with BWSW to make student wakeboarding successful and continue to grow towards our vision of the future.
In order to do this if you are going to attend any Uniwake event, you must have BWSW membership.
BWSW Uniwake student membership is £25 and does not come without benefits. Membership will include:
• Wakestock ticket discount – Unique tickets for Wakestock 2014 ( Rider/Camp tickets £80.00 instead of £220.00, a massive saving of £140)
• Personal Accident Insurance
• Membership card and MyBWSW online
• Opportunity to enter BWSW supported competitions i.e. Grassroots Tour, AOD Tour, Nationals
• Access to Cutting Edge and On the Edge resources
• BWSW Magazine
• Access to BWSW qualifications, courses and seminars
• Discounts with a number of companies including Neilsons and Mark Warner Holidays, Cotswold Outdoor, Merlin Entertainments, AA and selected Water Ski Pro Shops (click here for full details)
There will also be opportunities for clubs to apply for a small bursary from BWSW to support their activities.
BWSW membership can be purchased here after creating an online account
This is great news for the development of the sport at University level and we hope you guys will all back us on this.
Hi Guys and Girls the time has come for Uniwake’s first event of the year – Spring Jam! The event will take place on the 1st and 2nd of March down at JBSki. Take a look at the poster for more details! We’ve got some great prizes in the works and we will be releasing this information leading up to the event.
Payment will be going live on the website in the next few days as well as more information on our newest sponsor British Waterski and Wakeboarding (BWSW). Keep following us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye on the event on Facebook.
It should be a sick weekender to start off the year of Uniwake events and we look forward to seeing you there!
Want an opportunity to get involved in Uniwake? We are now in the process of selecting a new committee for 2013-14 with some BIG ideas in mind. If you have the enthusiasm and skills we are after message us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short paragraph telling us why you would be great for the job! Uniwake positions are voluntary and open to students and graduates. The new positions for this year are as follows:
Overseeing the general running of Uniwake and being the main contact for British water ski and wakeboard
Organising the annual Uniwake holiday and helping the president with the overall running of the club
Being the main contact between wakeboard cables and Uniwake in charge of organising the main events of box end, winter jam and student nationals and running these events. Liaising with energy drink sponsor on their event support
Communications/Club Liaison officer:
Composing emails and being in contact with all the wakeboard presidents around the county on a regular basis so they know what Uniwake are doing and planning.
Social media marketing:
Making sure all social media platforms are updated regularly with interesting and relevant content. Managing the facebook page & groups and in charge of advertising Uniwake events and corresponding with monkey tree hosting to submit web edits and changes e.g event write ups, videos, pictures etc
Interacting with stakeholders to gain corporate sponsorship for event support and prizes
Making sure we have enough trained judges available for competitions and organising judges training and to be qualified Judge themselves.
Failed to qualify straight to the finals? Fear not! You can still compete at the Sand Sessions Pool Gap at Beach Break Live. You just need to fill out the application form online.
Where sex appeal and danger amalgamate into one handsome entity, the Sand Sessions pool gap is one of the highlights of the student wakeboard calendar, helping to put wakeboarding in the spotlight and allowing you the chance to show off your skills to the student population over one weekend in Cornwall.
Beach Break Live and Uniwake are teaming up once again to bring you Sand Sessions - a pool gap style winch event in which students battle it out in front of hundreds of spectators to try and claim 1st place for their University!
We are holding qualifying rounds for the event where the top two riders can bag themselves a free ticket to Beach Break Live and guaranteed entry into the competition.
Practice opens at 2.30pm and will run as a jam session, each rider taking it in turns to ride for five runs before passing the cable onto the next rider. For the actual competition run, riders will get three passes on the system 2.0 to try to impress the judges. The two top riders will win a ticket to Beach Break Live and entry to the Sand Sessions competition.
Entry to the qualifier costs £20 which includes the afternoon jam style practice followed by your competition run.
Check out this edit from last years Student Extreme Games at Beach Break Live to see what it’s all about!
Get ready for an awesome weekend of wakeboarding, camping and partying!! The second Box End weekend will be held on April 27th-28th. This is one weekend not to be missed! All abilities welcome, especially beginners. Arrive at Box End at 11am to pay and sign in where you’ll be put into one of three groups. It’s then time to set up camp and hit the water! Don’t forget to check out the facebook event.
Prices remain the same as usual so it’s still going to be a super cheap weekend.
Weekend Cable pass (no kit hire) – £35
Weekend cable pass (all kit hire) – £50
Camping + party party – £10
If you just need the odd piece of kit:
Weekend wakeboard hire – £15
Weekend Wetsuit Hire Only £4
Weekend life jacket hire – £2
Weekend Helmet hire – £2
And for the boat lovers who want a boat set:
X-Star Boat Set – £22
Nautique Boat Set – £20
How to Sign Up
Simply get in touch with your wakeboard club committee or return the form below to email@example.com if you don’t have a wakeboard club.
Following the closure of our usual winter jam haunt of Princes’ Cable, we swiftly relocated to Liquid Leisure, just up the road. Unsurprisingly, it did not disappoint. The first Uniwake event of the calendar year got underway. We had a great turnout considering the bitter conditions, students from all over the country came down rockin’ the marigolds for this freezing day on the lake. It was also great to Uniwakes newest addition Cardiff travelling the distance and the guys from Red bull came along to provide us with fuel for the day.
This year at Winter Jam we did not have a ladies A category as we only had one last minute entry, Instead, we awarded 4 podium places in ladies B category. We would like to thank Tantrum Wake and Breathe Boardwear for supplying all the prizes for the ladies categories. Emily Heffernan was truly in a league of her own winning first place, with Ros Jury coming second, both winning Breathe Boardwear hoodies and Uniwake Committee member Hollie Light taking third winning a super cool Breathe Boardwear Rubix Hat . We saw some nice consistent riding in the Ladies C Category which was terribly close call, all three podiums winning themselves a Breathe Boardwear hats.
Mens C category saw some true beginners take to the stage with one guy who had never
ridden cable before the day, its great to see people of all abilities competing and riding. This category showed great promise for the future with lots of grabs going on. Mens B saw the beginning of some air tricks and some nice rail hits with Elliot Lux taking the crown and killing the competition. Massive thanks to Beach break live who rocked up in the DJ Landy and for providing us with some sick prizes along with some super steezy sunglasses for everyone at the event. The talented Si Powell stormed the competition in the Wakeskate category and has won himself a BBL ticket which automatically qualifies for the final of uniwake sand session at the festival. We are really excited to see some wakeskating at the pool gap this year! Ali B won himself a £100 bar tab for at the festival for Men’s A category we look forward to seeing you hit up the pool gap on that hangover!
Both Universities from Southampton (Solent and University of) representing with 5 podiums a piece, Solent stealing the crown with their riders winning all 3 Men’s categories. All 3 Leeds’ riders placed as well.
A big thank you to our paramount sponsors who without we wouldn’t operate. Huge shout out to Wakeup Docklands for providing everyone who podiumed with a £25 riding voucher along with some impacts and boardbags from their shop. Thanks to those guys for helping raise the standard of student wakeboarders yet further. Massive thanks to Supersaturated, take a look at the event photos taken by Ding from supersaturated who also provided us with committee and prize Uniwake T shirts, If any of your clubs need printing done he is your guy! and thanks again to Tantrum Wake and Breathe Boardwear for supplying awesome prizes for all the Girls, Beach Break Live and Red Bull.
Welcome to the new Uniwake website, your first point of call for all things student wakeboard and wakeskate related! Here you will find news, event details, photos, videos and other useful wake-related information. Have a browse around and don’t forget to keep checking back for the latest updates from the Uniwake team. Details for our next event are already up, check them out below!
This year Winter Jam will be held at Liquid Leisure on Saturday 2nd March and costs £16 to enter. If you are competing, make sure to get down there early to sign in. Practise will be running from 10am-12pm with the competition running from 12pm-4pm. Liquid Leisure will also be offering their student deal of beer and a burger for £5. This is going to be a sweet event so get involved and have a good laugh. Even if you’re not riding you can still come down and chat to the guys from different clubs across the UK.
Check out the media from Winter Jam ’12 to see what it’s all about!
C: Everything up to Spins and Inverts on obstacles (this includes flatwater spins, back 1′s, grabs, 180 rotations of kickers, simple rail tricks spins allowed).
B: Everything up to 3+ Flat water inverts (this includes spins and inverts off kickers, railspins and spins off rails etc).
A: To enter this category you need to be able to do 3 or more water inverts (obviously if someone has 2 and is very good on kickers and rails he would qualify to the advanced category. Raleys and krypts count as 2 different tricks. This way we can get more competition in the advanced category).
C: General riding with style, switches and powerslides.
B: Everything up to spins and inverts off obstacles (this includes grabs, flatwater spins and rails).
A: Everything (if you can double s bend then go for it).
So here we are, on the motorway chilling in the uni mini bus with a beer in our hands while the driver takes us to box end. When we finally get there we discover the sickest place ever. A wooden boathouse taking over the scenery and a cable park with a selection of obstacles puts us in the mood to ride. Everybody sets up camp and run to the changing rooms to start shredding. The level is good, from beginners hitting their first sliders to uniwake veterans tweeking their backrolls. Different groups ride until dark and socialise with other uni clubs on the deck with the occasional break, thanks to the free Relentless, it kept us going!
Towards the end of the day, a trick competition takes place where Danny Langford (UWE) lands the best trick, a half cab roll and walks away with a ticket for Beach Break Live.
After dinner, people switch the handle bar for a bottle of rhum and gather to the boat house for an epic party. Many drinking games were played throughout the day leading to the unforgettable boat race between the different unis. Bangor lost, Leeds surprisingly didn’t loose for the first time ever and Southampton won by two whole people!
The party carries on til the early hours of the morning, and as expected, most people woke up with hazy memories to say the least. Everyone still attempt to ride the next day and you could see those who had just partied hard the night before found the best hangover cure was a face full of water when they bailed.
The days riding ended with a big air comp with Simon Hilbourne (Southampton) landing a huge raley.
It was a weekend full of epicosity; some sick riding, crazy partying and a great atmosphere and we’re all looking forward to the next event soon!