Kitesurfers do battle on the Exe

PUBLISHED: 16:06 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:12 10 June 2010

  

VIDEO: Stacey Santucci

VIDEO: Stacey Santucci

KITESURFERS travelled from all over the country for the second stop on the BKSA Race in Exmouth. The race caused much excitement in the hopes that world champion Steph Bridge would join the first ever kite course race event in the UK.

KITESURFERS travelled from all over the country for the second stop on the BKSA Race in Exmouth.

The race caused much excitement in the hopes that world champion Steph Bridge would join the first ever kite course race event in the UK.

With over 30 entries the Race director, Spud Rowsell, ran a total of 6 races over the weekend in a light westerly wind.

Course racing with kites is similar to dinghy racing and dinghy racing legend and one of the last extreme sports and involves racing over water on a surfboard thrusted by a kite.

Steph battled it out with Denzil Williams from Cornwall in all of the races, however close behind was Steph's son Oliver Bridge who at age 10 is showing great promise in the years to come.

Another local rider, Jack Shoulder, age 16 held a steady string of results and took the prize for the 1st Junior overall.

Steph Bridge, who runs Edge Watersports, said: "Although the wind conditions were not favourable, we were able to run the event & everyone has had a lot of fun.

"Many spectators enjoyed the beach action and kite surf atmosphere over the weekend.

Exmouth is a superb spot to learn to kitesurf, it is an atttraction for people strolling on the beach and it is vital for the local economy.

Edgewatersports would like to thanks East Devon for allowing us to run the event on the beach, for Mike Shoulder for his Rescue boat and al l the sponsors providing the fantastic prizes.

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