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Edge Watersports junior rider has secured a 1st position at the freestyle Juniors BKSA competition in Barrow in Furness last weekend. Jack Shoulder, age 15 travelled to his first event and won the Junior competition. Jack learnt to kitesurf with Edge Watersports and and now is an assistant Instructor at the centre. Since arriving back from the event Jack has been approached by many sponsors and is set to secure a Kite deal with world leading brand Naish. Jack was a National Gymnast when he was younger and is an incredible tallent on the water. The national body, the BKSA is always on the look out for new up and coming talent with 4x world Champion Aaron Hadlow from Cornwall continuing to dominate the world tour. Speaking on behalf of the up and coming kitesurfers, Steph Bridge from Edge Watersports who holds the World Race title, has been actively involved in the Youth Training locally.

“Exmouth is home to many Olympic sailors with many generations of professional sailors making it to the top of their sport. With Kitesurfing still the fastest growing sport in the world, Exmouth has again been put on the map- this time for kitesurfing. Over the last few years I have been coming back to my home town with Podium places and now it is time for the younger generation to shout about it also. We have some of the best conditions in the country in Exmouth and the standard of riding keeps improving. Many of the kitesurfers travel during the winter to improve and push their level. Also sponsored by Edge, Ned Taylor, age 19 entered the Pro’s division. Ned secured a healthy 6th position in a fleet of professional men many whome normally compete on the world PKRA Tour. Ned has incredible style on the water and will do very well on tour this season. Ned’s girlfriend Nicky Rudd entered her first event and secured a 4th position which is again an incredible result, having only been kitesurfing fro 9 monthes. Out in Exmouth there are now 15 young riders as young as age 7 that are really pushing the limits of the sport. All of them help each other, work together and create the BUZZ that drives them to success. This is crucial for a sport to evolve and it is what is lacking in many other sports. Exmouth will continue to be on the map, watch out in the years to come–!!

On that note, Exmouth is holding the second round of the BKSA Race tour over 28th&29th June. This event is happening on Exmouth seafront and will create a great spectacle of action all weekend on the seafront in front of Queens Drive Car park. For more information of how to get to get involved or if you want to sponsor any of these young kitesurfers please contact HQ Edge Watersports www.edgewatersports.com or tel 01395222551