The time has come for Animal Windfest 2010


Hoorah, Animal Windfest is back! The south coast’s biggest free action sports festival is returning to Sandbanks, Poole on the 10th – 12th September 2010.

For more than a decade now we have seen Animal Windfest transform the tranquil scene of Sandbanks beach into an adrenaline junkie’s adventure playground. And with its showcase of the world’s top freesport talent by day as well as the renowned beach marquee parties by night, it is no wonder that more than 10,000 visitors come each year.

Animal Windfest allows visitors to get a real taste of the most exciting board and bike sports around and this year looks to be more exciting than ever. The showcase already includes windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding, kitesurfing, Animal Relentless Bike Tour, wakeboarding and a skateboard mini ramp as well as much, much more. But what makes this year’s Animal Windfest that little more exciting is that not only do the pro riders demonstrate these activities but the spectators too get to give it a go with taster windsurf and kite sessions being held. And with it being free it’s hard to say no to such a line up!

The Gods of wind will be called upon during the weekend-long event as the battle commences at the National Windsurfing Freestyle Championship Finals which will show us who is the best at windsurfing tricks. And along with freestylers showing off, racers will be rigging their biggest and fastest sails to compete in the Poole Series which is organised by our friend, Animal team rider Guy Cribb, who will also be one of the main contenders.

Alongside legend windsurfer Guy Cribb, other Animal team riders participating at Windfest 2010 include kitesurfing world champion Kirsty Jones Jo Ciastula, windsurfer Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers, wakeboarder Steph Caller and the awesome Animal Relentless Bike Tour mountain bikers Martyn Ashton and Blake Samson. So make sure you don’t miss out on the poster signing sessions with these guys as it not often that all of these Animal pro riders are in the same place at the same time.

So if you are looking for a reason to wear Black tie and board shorts the Friday night ball in aid of the Richie Keefe Life and Soul Trust cancer charity will be a great night out, as well as a rare chance for you to bring your childhood imagination to life with the Superhero themed party on Saturday night. There’s simply no better way to party than donning a cape and spandex!

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