One for the diary – make sure you don’t miss out on the Isle of Wight’s very own extreme sport festival which will be held between the 18th – 21st September. Whether you want to just watch, participate or even try out some of the extreme sports on offer if you are on the south coast of England this is a ‘must’.
White Air is an international multi-sport festival: Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and Surfing make up some of the extreme watersports events whilst disciplines such as Mountain Boarding, Skate and BMX ensure an action-packed programme on land as well as water. The event is based at the ‘White Air’ village on the seafront at Yaverland, near Sandown, on the Island’s east coast.
In 2007, over 500 visitors took advantage of the ‘Have a Go’ taster sessions (open to anyone aged eight and over) including free ocean kayak, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, Thundercat powerboat and kitesurfing sessions. Paragliding has been added giving you the opportunity to see the Island from the air. Try the latest gear from various manufacturers as well as being taught by professionals.
Besides the extreme sporting events there will be concerts and many other attractions to keep the adrenaline pumping throughout the four day festival.
Date of event 18 Sep 2008 – 21 Sep 2008
* 9am – 12am everyday
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff*|
|Family Week||£79.50 per ticket|
|Family 3 Day||£49.50 per ticket|
|Adult Week||£29.50 per ticket|
|Youth Week||£19.50 per ticket|
|Adult 3 Day||£17.50 per ticket|
|Youth 3 Day||£10.00 per ticket|
|Under 7 – FREE||free|
From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3056 to Lake, A3055 to Sandown.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Ryde (Esplanade), straight along the Esplanade to the boating lake, follow the road round to the right onto A3055 to Sandown.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3056 to Lake, A3055 to Sandown.
Public Transport Directions
From Ryde: please either visit the train station annexed to the Catamaran or travel on the No. 3 bus route
From West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry: No. 1 bus route to Newport and change to No. 8
From Yarmouth ferry: No. 7 Newport and change to No. 8.
For further information please visit the Southern Vectis travel office at Ryde, bottom of pier or the Tourist Information Centre at West Cowes, opposite ferry terminal entrance and at Yarmouth, left of terminal.