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Inspiring duo BooM-ing the Scottish windsurfing community

by RYA Scotland 29 Mar 09:30 GMT
Inspiring duo BooM-ing the Scottish windsurfing community © RYA Scotland

Nick Jupp and Paul Dunn - the two halves of BooM Windsurfing have demonstrated exceptional commitment in sharing their passion for windsurfing off Scotland's beaches.

The RYA Scotland Impact Awards are designed to recognise the impact people or organisations make within the Scottish sailing community. The duo have appeared at beaches from East Lothian to Tiree demonstrating their passion for getting others afloat.

Managing the project between their full time jobs, their simple aim is to grow the sport, by getting more people out on the water.

And now, the strength of the BooM Windsurfing Community is clear to see. With consistent sessions despite the typical Scottish weather even throughout the colder months - the passion Nick and Paul possess is reflected in those around them.

Describing the venture, Paul said:

"BooM is a passion brand - hobby brand, with the number one goal of promoting windsurfing. We want to reflect our passion by encouraging others and supporting events. Through our social media people can contact us, say - how do I get into this? And we can help them that way."

With a focus now on getting and retaining young people within the sport, BooM have also been actively involved with several University teams, and have supported several events such as the annual Tiree Wave Classic.

Motivated by those around them, Nick and Paul regularly upload to social media sharing tips, tricks, and even kit reviews of use to those who share their interests.

In addition to their public content - the BooM team are also dedicated to bringing their community together, putting out dates and times on WhatsApp and coordinating from there.

Reflecting on the award itself, Paul said:

"To be nominated by other windsurfers for what we're doing is great - it's good recognition. If we can encourage one person to get into the sport - that's great. I'm really proud of this and hopefully we can use the platform to keep bringing people into the sport."

Echoing the sentiment, Nick said:

"To be voted for by people we know, people around us, that's the really nice thing. We didn't expect it at all, it'll encourage us to do more!"

Sound like fun? Why not follow BooM on social media - and contact them if you'd like to get involved.

Similarly, if you fancy giving windsurfing a try, why not use our RYA Activity Finder to see what courses are running near you.

And, if you've been inspired by today's story - you can watch more of our RYA Impact Awards over on YouTube.

Know someone you think deserves one? Nominations are open now.

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