Last year saw the launch of London’s first ever beach music festival; Transitions London.
Sat lakeside on the sand watching some of the UK’s best pro wakeboarders, beers in hand whilst Sigma, Toyboy & Robin and Ed Solo looked after the beats; it was one of London’s less conventional days out last Summer…but for anyone missing the beaches and surf – or perhaps just getting warmed up for Boardmasters – it was a perfect escape from city life!
July 30th sees Transitions back for 2016, with even more music, sports and things to do; here are our 7 reasons why you’d be mad to miss it:
Wake surfing started with surfers getting towed behind mates’ boats when the waves weren’t playing ball. It’s evolved today into a worldwide competitive sport; utilising the ability of the boats to provide a perfectly constant wave for all competitors.
2015 saw St Petersburg hosting the European Wake Surf Championships. This year it’s London’s turn; and you’ll be able to watch all of the action on the lake whilst you’re enjoying the party!
Transitions is hosted by one of the UK’s most established wakeboard parks – JBSki – and like last year they will be putting on a number of pro jams featuring a range of the best wakeboarders in the UK and Europe. These guys don’t mess around:
Saturday sees a variety of the UK’s leading chart DJs playing crowd favourites all day and into the night across two different stages. Watch the sun go down on the lake as you rave by the main stage to beats from Mistajam, Tough Love, Eton Messy, Becky Hill, Artful Dodger and Too Many T’s…which brings us to…
No words. Just this.
Fancy a splash? JBSki is one of London’s leading watersports centres, so head down on the Friday and you can dive in yourself; with sessions on their brand new Aflex aquapark, paddleboards, banana boat, or the wakepark (subject to timings).
Your £35 gives you full access across both days, watching 6 leading music acts and a range of surf and wakeboard showcases. There will be bus transfers running from Chertsey station (50 minutes from London Waterloo) all day, meaning you can party all day on the beach, and still end up back in your own bed that night.
Or not. We don’t judge.