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Local Businesses Take to the Water at South Coast Wake Park

ISLAND FEATHER & SOUTH COAST WAKEPARK TEAM UP TO OFFER BUSINESS DAY OUT

Along with a raft of other local businesses, the Strong Island team were recently invited to try out a spot of wakeboarding at South Coast Wakepark, thanks to Island Feather’s Business Day Out. Sometimes this job is such a chore…

I’ll admit, I was more than a little nervous (made worse by the fact that I was surrounded by a bunch of personal trainers and professional athletes from Sweat Southsea), but on arrival the South Coast Wake Park crew put me totally at ease, kitting us all out with wetsuits, life jackets, helmets and boards and explaining the cable wakeboarding process.

I’ve spent a lot of time in and on the water, but never being dragged along at speed by a remote-controlled cable, so my session began with Island Feather‘s Claudia showing me the technique on land, before watching the different members of our group have a go (and trying to pick up some tips along the way). We could also spend some time practicing our balance and board skills on the range of Indo Boards provided.

South Coast Wakepark, now in their 5th year, specialise in wakeboarding and their talented team provided one-to-one coaching for each of us. It was great to see so many people get out on the water and try wakeboarding – many for the first time. The session I chose meant that I was there with a group of people I’d never met before and everyone was so encouraging and supportive, so I can see how this would make a great team-building day.  There were some impressive skills, with a few 180s, switch riding and the odd face plant (mostly from me) – as to be expected.

Everyone made it up on the board and it quickly became clear to me why wakeboarding can become addictive – I can’t wait to get out on the water again! After a wet and rainy week, the sun came out in all its glory – so when we added a BBQ, some chilled tunes and great company, it made for the perfect afternoon away from the office.

Island Feather – whose products can be found in the Strong Island shop in Southsea – are passionate about inspiring people to “find your freedom”. Thanks to them and South Coast Wakepark, I think I have done just that…

More information about new corporate teambuilding days will soon be available on the South Coast Wakepark website. Visit www.southcoastwakepark.co.uk for more information. To browse the range of beautiful Island Feather fitness wear, visit www.islandfeather.com


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