Poole Windfest kicked off on the Saturday with Christian and Karine doing intermediate workshops for registered riders.  Saturday night was party night!

The wind graced the event on the Sunday with it’s presence and  the downwind slalom racing was even more competitive than we could have imagined. The ladies certainly surprised many with their foot to the floor attitude. All 3 finals were proper nail biting stuff, with positions swapping at each blink of an eye.

Results for the mens winners final:

1st Nick Grant
2nd Robbie Shire-Maidment
3rd Russ Hawford

Ladies final

1st Christine Young
2nd Lindsey Tier
3rd Emma York
4th Steff

Unfortunately the wind opted for a gusty afternoon offering. However the enthusiasm for the big air and best tricks comp remained. Encouraged by some fine riding from Animal Team riders Jo Ciastula and Tom Court, competitors managed to pull some glorious tricks out of the bag and find the odd gust to get right up there.

Results big air:

1st Robby (again)
2nd Simon (nice coat)
3rd Andrew Ward

Results best tricks:

1st Russell Farington
2nd Brad Symington
3rd Christine Young

A brilliant weekend, too many parties, loads of sun, a completed competition and smiles all round. Thanks to Christian , Karine , Andy , Gary and Animal.