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Wake and Kite

Leeds Wake & Kite offers two of the fastest growing water sports to its members in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, with plenty of events lined up - both on and off the water!!
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Wakeboarding is currently the fastest growing watersport in the world. It is thought of as a combination of snowboarding and waterskiing, but after a few minutes on the water you'll realise that it's so much more than that. Kitesurfing bares many similarities to wakeboarding, and will be featuring in the 2016 Olympics. Leeds Wake & Kite is able to offer both of these sports to all ability levels in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

A background in boardsports such as surfing, snowboarding and/or skateboarding does help, but is by no means necessary - everyone is welcome, from complete beginners to advanced riders; everyone is guaranteed to get on the water and receive tuition tailored to their specific needs. 

If you've never tried anything like this before it's a great chance to give it a go, and thanks to our student discounts it's way cheaper than you'll find anywhere else!

We'll be running weekly afternoon trips (normally Wednesdays and/or Fridays) to Sheffield cable waterski, which is about 45-60 minutes away by car at Rother Valley Park. In addition to these weekly trips we will be holding our Wakeboarding GIAG session in order to offer you the best start in Wakeboarding, at the most affordable price. The GIAG trip introduces beginners to the sport, offering tuition from qualified instructors.

This Semester's GIAG session will be run on Wednesday 7th October between 11am and 7pm (with a social to continue afterwards) and at a cost of just £10!! 

In addition to our Wakeboarding trips, we will be running Kitesurfing sessions, including Beginner Kite Introductions, and trips to SKA (Student Kitesurfing Association) events.

Keep an eye on our facebook page to take part in our Kitesurfing GIAG session, which will cost just £5! The trip will be land based, but will offer an introduction to controlling the kites and if you are good you can test yourself on a landboard!
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Wakeboard Trip Details:

For Members: each trip costs £20 when booked in advance through the Union page.

For Non-Members: each trip costs £30, Priority is given to members, so become a member to avoid dissapointment!

These prices include:

  • An unlimited afternoon cable pass for a whole day of riding
  • Return transport from Parkinson steps
  • All equipment hire including wetsuit, life jacket, helmet and board
  • Coaching from qualified instructors

We recommend that you bring: a Towel, Shower Products, Board Shorts (if you want to look like a pro!) Suncare (if we get lucky with the weather!), a change of clothes and money, should you wish to purchase food and/or drink from the Cable Bar.

We take part in National events, uncluding Winter Jam, Uniwake Boxend Development Weekend, and Uniwake Student Wakeboard Nationals. All ranges of abilities are welcome at these events, and even the most beginner level can compete in their given category and have the chance to win prizes.

 

So why become a member?

  • Weekly trips are cheaper
  • You can book weekly trips in advance to guarantee your place
  • You can attend all of our big annual trips, including Boxend, Winter Jam and Student Nationals
  • You can compete for LUU Wake and Kite
  • Discunted gear from our sponsors

So you're a beginner? This is what to expect on your first session:

  1. Meet us at parky steps and catch a ride to Sheffield Cable Waterski
  2. Get kitted out in your rental wetsuit, life jacket and helmet (all included in the price, of course!) 
  3. Have an initial on-land briefing from a qualified instructor
  4. Start off on a kneeboard to get used to the cable
  5. Then when you're ready, move up to a wakeboard and get out on the water

For the advanced riders, Sheffield Cable and Blackpool wakepark have a wide range of obstacles such as rails and kickers that will see to everyone's needs.

As well as wakeboarding we welcome members who are into any wake orientated sports such as kneeboarding, wakeskating, waterskiing and wakesurfing.

For more information on Kitesurfing with us check out:

 http://www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/groups/wakeboarding/kitesurfing/

https://www.facebook.com/LUUKitesurfing?fref=ts

We are a fun loving and social society who will welcome anyone and everyone of all levels, so come and join the fun! 

Contact Us

Add us on Facebook: Leeds WakeSoc

Follow us on Twitter: @LeedsUniWake

Email Us: leedsuniwakesoc@gmail.com

Know what we're up to: http://leedsuniwakesoc.tumblr.com/

President: Jon-Joe Young - https://www.facebook.com

Secretary: Rit Chaowanagawi - https://www.facebook.com

Treasurer: Frankie Whitaker - https://www.facebook.com

Head of Kite: Imy Fry - https://www.facebook.com

Deputy Head of Kite: Hughie Walker - https://www.facebook.com

Social Sec: Fran Hughes - https://www.facebook.com

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From the start of term until the end of November, we make regular trips every Wednesday to Sheffield Cable Ski. We usually leave from the Parkinson steps at 12noon but contact us for more information, or check out our Facebook page (Leeds Wakeboarding) for This price includes; all transport, all equipment (wetsuit,buoyancy aid, helmet, wakeboard) and the cable cost. A HUGE saving compared to visiting either location yourself.


 

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