Wing Winch Park

Text and Photos by Sim Bradley

Winter can be an arduous time for a wakeboarder in the British Isles. The cable parks are closed, everyone’s boats are winterized and it rains too much to skateboard, while not snowing enough to snowboard. And all this while your friends are off in Thailand, the Philippines or Australia getting some warm-weather riding in. So what are the options to a desperate and deprived water boarder? One of the best plans I’ve heard in recent years was that of ‘Solid’ Jim Sedgwick, who found a small lake, broke up the ice and scavenged some rail building materials. Faster than you can say ‘chronic pneumonia’, Wing Winch Park was built.