Summer Skills Course @ X-Train, West Wittering with Peter Hart – 18 July 2014

Coaching legend Peter Hart is returning to WWWC for a one day general skills course.
Limited to 7 sailors it’s all about personal attention. Peter will cleanse your dirty habits and ease you up to the next level.
Says Peter: “The WW lagoon is the best place in the world to coach as it’s so easy to give instant feedback.Lots of wind is always nice but often I find the non planing sessions are where we can make the biggest changes to overall technique.”
* The required standard is just planing in the harness
* Price for the day £120
* To book call Roscoe or Jane on 01243 513077/512552.
Harty’s courses tend to book up very quickly so don’t delay..

ISA Stand Up Paddlesurf Worlds – Nicaragua May 2014

ISA Stand Up Paddlesurf Worlds – Nicaragua May 2014

Holly Bassett 16 years old returns from The ISA Stand Up Paddlesurf Worlds in Nicaragua ranked No 11 in the world , in the women’s surf SUP division.
The International Surfing Association hold each year the World SUP surf and flat water Worlds with over 31 different countries competing in Surf SUP, Distance and Technical SUP flat water racing and prone surfboard events. Teams are selected from each countries national qualifying events in Holly’s case she was British Women’s SUP champion in 2013. It is a mini Olympics for Stand Up Paddlesurfing.
The whole event was paraded in country order through the city of Grenada with thousands of spectators – Holly was the UK teams official sand pourer where sand from each country (West Wittering Beach ) was poured to represent surfers uniting from around the world, in front of the ISA panel, Mayor of Granada and the Nicaraguan Minister of Tourism.
Holly was part of a 7 person team from all over the UK -the Surf side of the event was held in La Boquita on the pacific coast of Nicaragua. Each countries Teams were seeded then split into heats of 20 or 15 minutes to compete in riding the waves –Holly’s first heat was against the 2013 World champion from Brazil and top world ranked Costa Rican Surfer. Holly made it through 3 days of heats going through the reportage to get over all = 11 in blistering heat and humidity. Team GB was ranked 12 overall out of 31 countries.
The Team consisted of Aaron Rowe, Matt Barker Smith, Ollie Shilston, Marie Buchanan, riding SUP and prone surfers Andre Le Geyt and Robbo Conner ,plus myself Abi Barker-Smith and Catherine Andre’s girlfriend. The Team crew stayed in Grenada in a small very decent hotel Casa San francisco have to say we had a great time out there even though the comp time was intense.
The competition was super tough most of the women competing are full time professionals –world champions in other sports and full time paddle surfers –for Holly at 16 years old and just starting her GSCEs at Seaford College it was challenging the 10,500 mile trip the time change and 80 degree temperatures!
This ISA World competition has certainly fired Holly up, she competed in the prone surfing relay and was one place out of qualification – so she will compete in more events and aiming for the 2014 National Championships in October this year .
Have to thank also the TEAM Holly Bassett support crew –Jane, Daisy, Rich & Sandy Dale –The Humberstones and Mark Perry for their donations to team Holly Bassett.
The Team was sponsored by Aquapak -Brightstar–Penguin-Lifeproof-ION-2XS-Prosport-Waterbourn-Palmeria Local
Holly has been sponsored by Fanatic, Kialoa, Ion, 2XS, X-train West Witttering and Prosport sunscreen.
Photo credits Simon Bassett –team opening ceremony Rommel Gonzales & Michael Tweddle..



































For 2014 we have a Kitesurfing Instructor Training course on at X-Train, West Wittering – the course starts on Monday 2nd June for five days finishing Friday 6 June.  Cost for the 5 day course is £449.

All kitesurf Instructor Training Courses (ITC’s) are run in conjunction with the British Kitesurfing Association (BKSA) and are open to all kitesurfers of a suitable standard of riding proficiency / experience. (Details of this are attached).
The aims have been to produce one recognised instructor training route for kitesurfing in the UK, to standardize the level of this training, to link BKSA training to a world based standard and replace all current licenses with one recognised license only.
The BKSA ITC has been modified to include extra areas of training for the UK. The syllabus forms the core of the course package with further areas that include foil training as well as single skin kites, further safety inputs and the legal and administrative requirements an instructor must be aware of when setting up their own school within the UK. The instructor training has been formulated to be either delivered on a modular bases, which means you may build up to your full qualification over a period of time and take into account prior experience and qualifications or by an intensive 5 day course which incorporates everything.


Riding proficiency / experience requirements are attached to this fact sheet by way of a questionnaire which must be completed and returned to the BKSA. Further to this all candidates must possess:
  • A valid RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate or above
  • A valid First Aid qualification
  • Valid BKSA membership
The BKSA can put you in touch with centers for training in both of the above – this training will usually be done preceding the start date of the ITC, and lasts for 3 days.


This BKSA ITC usually runs from a Monday until Friday (5 days).
Once you have completed your level one Instructor course you will be issued with a course completion certificate on the reverse of which will be an individual action plan usually containing some shadow teaching hours to complete before becoming a fully recognized instructor.
After 150 hours of Teaching in a BKSA recognized school in no less than a 6-month period you can apply for you senior instructor course

Watersport Job Vacancies @ X-Train, West Wittering

We are looking for experienced Watersports Instructors to work for X-train, West Wittering beach, West Sussex – if you have a seasons abroad experience would be helpful (but not essential) and have a real passion for watersports and want to be involved in running our windsurfing club and tuition centre at West Wittering.
You will need to have good people skills and enjoy working with customers of all ages.
You will be based on the beach at West Wittering where you will be involved in looking after club members, tuition and dealing with rescue and safety.
We have a full RRD, Ezzy Test/Hire Centre plus Goya and the latest kitesurfing kit from RRD, surfing, SUP from Fanatic and kids windsurf equipment. We also run one of the most progressive windsurfing/kitesurfing/sup/surf schools in the UK and we are developing new teaching methods as well as new format courses. We were also the first stand-up paddle school in Britain.
We teach kids from 5 years old – surfing, paddle surfing, windsurf and kitesurfing. We also run pro clinics with Pete Hart and Sam Ross, demo days and wave and freestyle events.
You will also be involved in selling kit from
The roles we are looking to fill:
Kitesurfing instructor – 1st April till October 31st 

Windsurfing instructor – June till September

Windsurfing instructor – July until September

We will provide training plus its a definite advantage if you have multi sport instructor qualifications. You will need to have all your relevant certificates up to date including First Aid, Powerboat and your teaching certificates.
WATERSPORTS INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE – if you are looking to gain a foothold into the watersports industry or are looking for a way of getting your hours up to qualify as a watersports instructor we can offer an internship/work experience on a short or medium term basis. We do this in windsurfing, kitesurfing, paddlesurfing or surfing.
We also offer schools and colleges work placements and Duke of Edinburgh work experience .
So if you fancy a summer job in watersports at a great south coast location – get in contact as soon as possible. 
Please send your CV to Ross Moore at or give Ross a call on 01243 513077 – check out our website 

Free 2014 Tidetables for West Wittering Beach

We are giving away free tide tables for West Wittering beach, Chichester Harbour and the local area.
If you want one of these free please email with your name and address and we will send you one out right away.
The 12 month tide tables have tides time, tide heights and neap and spring indications.
We also have a live weather feed and beach web cam  for checking beach weather at West Wittering