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The 10th Anniversary of The National Watersports Festival (NWF) takes place on Hayling Island on 02 – 04 Sept 2016. The festival opens at midday on Friday and features all the Windsurfing & SUP brands exhibiting the latest equipment, talks from sailors & paddlers and industry experts, live music and DJ’s, racing for EVERYONE, taster sessions, a bar area, taster sessions, coaching, demos, camping, retail, stalls, food, fancy dress and loads of kids activities on the water and land.

It will be a real fun weekend to keep everyone happy!

The festival and the NWF brand is designed around the intermediate participant irrespective of age and ability and for these reasons has a real vibrant community spirit.

We also have a separate youth aspect in both windsurfing & sup with its friendly fun format with coaching and other aspects looking to promote our sports well into the future.

Online Entry Open Now

Registrations for windsurfing and sup participation for the 10th Anniversary of the National Watersports Festival (NWF) is now open.

A Festival Experience Ticket in either windsurfing or sup discipline secures you access to all the on water activities during the 3 days, plus camping, parking, coaching, demo, party entrance on both Fri & Sat all for £75 and under 18s for £50.

Plus there is an option for a 5 % discount and the opportunity to purchase our limited 10th Anniversary T – Shirt NWF Hoodie also discounted until 1st Aug. There are many other options for 1 or 3 days on water activity pass only and additional options for just camping, taster sessions or indeed just a party ticket. This year we are also offering a Family ticket option all of which can be found here http://nationalwatersportsfestival.com/all-events/hayling-island/

The Charities

We love bringing together windsurfing and sup communities from across the UK and further afield. The NWF brand has raised important funds for charities over the last 9 years and for our 10th Anniversary, we are supporting The Rowans Hospice, which is a local charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with life – limiting illnesses in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.

Blue Flag Beach

The event is hosted on a Blue Flag Beach and for this reason, dogs are not permitted on the beach over the festival period.


The NWF  is proudly sponsored by Havant Borough Council and Norse South East.


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