SKA 2016 Nationals Round Up

A few weekends ago saw the Student Kitesurf Association (SKA) Nationals come to Westward Ho! in North Devon.

We were blessed with clean (if very bitter!) winds for the whole of Saturday and ran through all the heats before the wind was gone at middy and replaced by some proper spring sunshine!

Thank you to everyone who came down and made it memorable! The heats were hotly contested, even more so in the Pro men’s category. Oliver Zabell and Tom Verrupt were throwing down the whole session, with Tom eventually sealing the win with a massive dialled in back mobe, to take the title of Student Kitesurf Champion for 2016!

Thank you to the BKSA for supporting the event and thank you to photographer, Oliver Yield.

Also a massive thank you to our fantastic sponsors: Supersaturated, BLK Church, Airush and Vivida.



1st place    Tom Verrupt  (Falmoth)

2nd place   Oliver Zabell   (Bath)

3rd place    Joe Newton  (Southampton)


1st place     Doug Lloyd (Southampton),  Cedric Bontemps (Alumni)

2nd place    Jamie Hill (Southampton),  Nick Boughton (Alumni)


1st place    Hugh Ward  (Southampton)

2nd place   Ben Smythe  (Swansea)

3rd place    James Lovett  (Swansea)

Overall Champions:  Southampton University!