Sandbanks Watersports Festival - Event details

by Owen Senior Adventure

Sandbanks Watersports Festival - Event details

Sandbanks Watersports Festival - Event details

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Who is organising it?

The event is hosted at Sandbanks Watersports which is the new venture from us (Land & Wave). We have partnered with King of Watersports to run this event.

Where is it?



There will be a event HQ on the grass area (shown on map). This is where you must register (for FREE) on arrival. There will be a big white marque and lots of flags! It’s also where you enter any races, pay for lessons, ask any questions, find out about careers in the outdoor industry etc. It also gets you a burger at the end of the day.

Itinerary - subject to change

10:00 - Gates open - please register on arrival

Jumbo Paddle Board Races - All Day

Teams of 6+. Please enter a team HERE. This is a fun race around a buoy. Your team can do your race at any time throughout the day and your time (and entertainment value) will recored on the leader board.

Demo Kit - All Day

Paddle boarding and kitesurfing kit to try for FREE from many top brands.

NB You cant use any kit unless you have registered

11:00 - 12:30 - Beginner’s paddle board or kayak tour. Over 8’s welcome. You’ll learn the basic skills, a bit of safety and go on a little journey (if conditions allow) £10 per head (cash only) - sign up at HQ

10:30 - 11:30 Advanced paddle board technique clinic by Pete Holliday

13:00 - Dog and owner paddle board race. This will take place on the dog beach near by or Poole harbour. This is very much subject to weather conditions.

Please bare in mind dogs are only allowed on the ‘dog beach’ i.e not the main beach where all the demo will be running from

14:00 - 15:30 - Beginner’s paddle board or kayak tour. All over 8’s welcome. You’ll learn the basic skills, a bit of safety and go on a little journey (if conditions allow) £10 per head (cash only) - sign up at HQ

16:00 - Learn how to start a career in the outdoors

If you are considering a career in the outdoor industry, then come and speak to us. This will be a very informal chat about accelerated instructor training courses, BTEC’s in Outdoor Adventure (FREE for 16-19 year olds), how to pick up freelance work. Just get to HQ for 16:00

16:30 - Prize giving (oh yes, there will be prizes!)

17:00 - Burger hosted by King of Watersports and event goody bag

The burgers will be free for the first 200 people to register at the event!

RNLI - Repsect the Water

Come and meet the RNLI Beach team who will be on call to advise on the RNLI’s latest safety campaign – Respect the Water. Our team will be on hand to point the local dangers in the area, share some local RNLI rescue stories, and to offer a chance to support your local Lifeguards and volunteer Lifeboat Crews around the coast

A great chance for you and the kids to learn about how to keep safe around the water

SB Fitness

SB Fitness, one of Dorset’s biggest independent fitness companies will be exhibiting and you will have the exclusive opportunity to try out their unique beach circuit sessions and discover more about how they can get you in great shape for this summer and beyond


Cycling (or walking) is by far the healthiest, cheapest and most convenient way of getting there if you’re local. The beach promenade leads right to the festival

There is bus stop by the car park as well, with services from Poole and Bournemouth.

You may want to consider getting a taxi to avoid parking.


We are situated right by the Sandbanks ‘Pay and Display’ car park. However this will be VERY busy. We advise getting there well before 10:00 to get a spot. There is also pay and display parking along Banks Road