At the start of 2012 we announced a new, exciting venture at the OTC UK. Despite pressure from various brands to enter the world of retail, we resisted to protect the concept of the OTC. Instead, we entered into a partnership with Pura Vida Boardriders – the most positive and proactive shop in the UK today, to propel the concept to the next level. With significant investment injected into the very latest equipment, and more initiatives to be announced just around the corner, the UK centre has become the thriving windsurfing hub that Portland Harbour deserves to play host to. There is a mass of equipment available for customers to use, complimenting the centre’s RYA recognised school offering courses for beginners to advanced riders.
With the very latest equipment from all the major windsurf brands, projected across freeride, freestyle and slalom categories, and sails ranging from 3.7m to 8.5m, the centre showcases the sport better than any other centre in the country. Being a flat water location, the largest discipline covered is freeride. There are boards and sails to suit everyone from the complete beginner, to those looking to progress in planing conditions, and onto those mastering planing manoeuvres.