BKC Round 1 - Skegness

It was the first stop of the British Kitesurf Championships this weekend in sunny Skegness and whilst the wind forecast wasn't epic, it was due to build during the afternoons with a sea breeze. That was enough for Chris, Jordan, Max, Lana and Adam to sign up for their respective disciplines, load up the big kit and hit the road for our first competition of the year as Team Poseidon.

 
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Feeling like we'd driven back in time on the way up, the bright lights of 'Skegvegas' made for a fun playground catching up with friends and a great setting for a kite competition. 
The wind had different ideas though, occasionally filling in enough to pull out the gear, but never quite enough to give the shred fix we'd been hoping for.

Eager to run a competition anyway, giving opportunity for riders to show their skills in the light wind conditions, the race crew opted to proceed with a fun focused expression session format on Sunday afternoon. 
Tough even riding upwind it wasn't always easy, but it was smiles all round as everyone made the most of what we had, doing their best to throw just a few shapes for the judges.

Kicking things off with the Juniors Adam taking a strong early lead with one of the only inverts in his heat, holding on until the end, taking the victory. 
Lana's turn next in the ladies and whilst the wind made even riding upwind tough she stayed positive, pushed on, clocked in points and walked away with the win too.
With the Pro mens cancelled it was Chris up next in a carnage round for the masters, all battling for water in very light onshore wind it was laughs all round as the wind picked up enough to huck some moves. Clocking in points for landings and credit for collision avoidance Chris managed to take second place, with 514's Robin Snuggs taking the win.

Thanks to the BKSA & BKC event crew.
See full results, find out more and read a full write up here.

Roll on the next stop at the Kitesuring Armada.

PADDLEBOARDING AT POSEIDON

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With all this lovely weather, what better way to enjoy the sunshine than on a paddleboard?

We're kicking off the SUP season with a programme of weekly paddleboard goings on. On Tuesdays we'll be running our Paddle & a Pint evening, launching from our beach side base and heading out on an adventure to a local waterside establishment, where a refreshing beverage of your choice will be supplied by us. It's a great way to get social and get fit along the way.

One for the weekend warriors, our Wednesday and Sunday morning Rise & SUP club will be up early making the most of the open empty waters. Aside from these regular weekly meets, we'll also be runninng more impromptu SUP sessions such as a paddle out evenings followed up with a BBQ (as the nights get warmer) and Paddleboard Polo tournaments too. 

Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on all our paddleboarding activities. Booking is essential for all. 

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info@poseidonkiteschool.com

 

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BRING A BUDDY | SPRING PROMOTION

To make the most of these longer days, well overdue sunshine and early season breezes, we're offering up our Bring A Buddy promotion again this year. 

Book a midweek 2 day course with a friend and both get your second day for half price. Normally £105 for each day of the 2 day course, with this offer you'll pay just £52.50 for your second day.

You can purchase your Bring A Buddy deposit voucher online for the cost of your first day, we'll then a post a voucher out to you to bring with you for the start of your course as proof of payment. When returning for your second day with your mate, we'll take your stamped vouchers to issue you with your 50% discount for the second day. 

Make the most of the offer and learn to kite for less together, here.

Bring A Buddy deposit vouchers should be purchased before commencement of a course.

Having completed the first day of a course with a buddy you’ll be issued a 50% discount coupon to use on day 2.

The coupon must be used before 25th May 2018.

Offer only applies to midweek 2 day courses.

Day 1 sessions run from 10am-4pm every Tuesday & Thursday.

Day 2 session run every Wednesday and Friday.

Booking is Subject to availability.

Course completion is subject to weather conditions.

WE'RE GOING ON TOUR

We're headed back on tour for 2018.

From Wales, to the Isle of Wight and everywhere in-between, we'll be taking you to some of the UK's best kite spots. On the first weekend of every month we load up the tour bus and roll out of town on a mission to tour the coastline, hitting up everything our homeland has to offer.  Creating a central camping hub, including a BBQ and breakfast and travelling with a whole quiver of demo equipment for coaching, it's an opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and make the most of the UK shores.

2018 TOUR DATES

April 7th-8th

May 5th-6th

June 2nd-3rd

July 7th-8th

August 4th-5th

September 8th-9th

October 6th-7th

November - TBC

JOIN THE CLUB

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We're proud to be more than just a school for kiteboarding at Poseidon. Whether it's because of our idyllic location, our tight-knit team, or the infamous Poseidon BBQ...we've become a community of riders over the years. New students have become regular faces and local riders have become close friends, but aside from the social life, our Beach Club also offers kiters a host of membership benefits too. To find out what we've got to offer, take a look at our Beach Club page and read all about the Poseidon Beach Club Benefits

If you like the sound of being part of a local community with one thing in common, you can purchase your full season pass here. Be sure to sign up before the 1st April to make the most of our full season discount offer.

BEACH CLUB MEMBERSHIP

£15 per month

£3.50 per day

£95 full season (April - November)

 

SPRING SESSION open day 2018

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The Poseidon open day is returning for the 2018 season, running our Spring Session on Saturday 31st March. We'll be hosting free equipment refreshers and safety sessions to help you get back on the water without any glitches and free kite sessions too. So, keep your fingers crossed for some wind! We've got two taster sessions running throughout the day, these are the perfect opportunity for those of you who have always fancied giving it a go to come and try out kiteboarding for free, whilst the advanced clinic is specialised for those riders looking to practice and perfect jumps, tricks and technical moves. Booking is required for both the taster sessions and the advanced clinic so please drop us a message using the form below or give us a call on 0777 237 0007 to reserve a place. 

Ultimately, our open day is a chance to prepare for the season and catch up after what has been a cold few weeks without much time on the water. We'll be getting things rolling from 10.30 on the Saturday morning with a free BBQ to finish up later in the afternoon.

 

THE LINE UP

 

Free safety refresher talk  |  11:00 - 12:00

Free pre-season equipment maintenance workshop  |  12:30 - 1:30

Free taster sessions  |  11:00 - 12:30 & 12:30 - 2:00

Free advanced coaching clinic  |  2:00

Free Beach BBQ  |  4:00 - Sundown

 

To find out what else we've got going on this year head over to the Poseidon 'Events' page. 

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POSEIDON SAYS SESSION ON

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Although we never really closed our doors over the winter, it's officially the start of the kiteboarding scene here in the UK, and we're excited for another year of shredding. 

With new faces on the team, more Beach Club services on and off the water, as well as a whole load of events in the Poseidon pipeline...it's set to be a year to remember. (Or not, depending how many beers you sink at the Poseidon parties)

Our UK Tour will be returning in April, including BBQ breakfasts across the weekend on us and an even bigger fleet of demo gear to try before you potentially decide to buy. 

So, keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook and Instagram pages and sign up to our newsletter below to be sure you never miss a session.

 
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Our adventure to the Western Sahara

On the 18th November we wheeled our bags through Gatwick airport, bundled in scarfs and jumpers, excited for some winter sun and warm weather kiting in Dakhla. Whilst the wind didn't quite deliver for us this year, the group that came out were always more than willing to get stuck in with pretty much any activity we threw at them. So, with amazing swell, we spent a few days playing on foamies in the whitewash whilst the local boys took on the big waves out the back, we headed over to a neighbouring surf camp and rode the cable for some wake action, and got just a little too competitive (on more than one occasion) playing beach volleyball. Everyone had a great time and came back with new friends, a good tan and an unexpected love for camel meat.

We might have only just touched down back in blighty, but we're already making plans for even bigger, even better trips in years to come. So keep checking back to our trips page for more details on future adventures near and far. 

 

Check out our trip gallery here

 
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What went down in Westward Ho!

We've been in and out of the country since our last stop on the UK Tour to Westward Ho! With perfect conditions, a keen group of winter wetsuit clad kiters and a whole lot of wind, we had a great time exploring this area of the UK and checking in with our friends over at 514 Elemental. Our last stop for 2017, we're excited to get back on the road next spring, so tuned for info on that, for now here's how our last stop of 2017 looked.