This January Surf, Snowriders and Rowing set out on some epic trips across Europe!
The Surf club have recently returned from Fuerta Ventura after taking over 40 students on a fun-filled surfing holiday.
The Surf club have been busy this year. They smashed the European Student Surf competitions this October. The competition was fierce, with over 300 student competitors surfing for the title over 3 day heats. Swansea men’s team came 2nd and Rhys Poulton came 3rd in the individuals. Swansea dominated in the Europeans and have managed to engage over 70 members this year.
The rowers prepare for Varsity in Totnes.
After a very successful day racing in Cardiff featuring both the senior and novice men beating their varsity rivals the rowing club headed south to Totnes in Devon for a 5-day training camp.
All squads battled the rain, wind and blistered hands to log hundreds of kilometres on the river Dart. Our high-performance men’s and women’s squads were assisted by professional coaching and video analysis whilst our two novice squads gained invaluable time on the water. The week away formed close friendships and ties between our members accumulating in a celebratory Tooters on Friday evening. The week kick-starts our varsity training campaign with all the squads looking in great shape to impress and bring home silverware from the Welsh Boat Race on April 1st against Cardiff.
Swansea Snowriders smashed their infamous winter trip to Alpe D’Huez in the last week of January.
The trip was destined for success, with a launch party gathering huge interest and the trip selling out in a record time of 8 hours, and the committee were ready to prove their worth. Partying aside, the Swansea Snowriders did not disappoint. All skiing abilities were catered for and everyone on the trip had great time!
Aside from organising legendary ski trips around Europe the Snowriders have been performing well in their Kings Regional Races. Both boarding and skiing teams have been racing well this year, beating rivals such as UWE and Cardiff in both categories.
‘We did refreshers differently this year. As soon as exams finished we loaded up coaches and over 200 of us headed to Alpe D’Huez. It was an amazing week with plenty of snow! Particular highlights for many included the away day to the neighbouring resort L2A, the mountain meal and the fancy dress ride day’ said the Snowriders Secretary, Matt Davis.
Matt Davis (below) came 2nd in this year’s UK BUCS Snowsports Tournament in Edinburgh.