A COUNCIL organised an exclusive weekend event to encourage residents from the area to explore the water-based activities available on their doorstep.
Havant Borough Council arranged for constituents to take part in their new-style festival, Waterfest.
People of all ages tried their hand at windsurfing, paddle boarding and kayaking at Portsmouth Watersports Centre for a discounted £5 for an hour session.
Havant resident, Kirsty Wyatt brought her two children Presley and Shulay to Waterfest and said: ‘It is absolutely brilliant, I am going to recommend it to people. It is something new and it is just down the road. We will be coming back.’
Shulay, 11, said: ‘It was very fun and exciting.’
Nathan Staley, Portsmouth Watersports Centre manager, said: ‘We are working with Havant Borough Council because they wanted to get people in to water sports.’