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Get Set for an Action Packed Weekend at Beach Life

24 June 2019

Thrill-seekers are set for an exhilarating weekend this summer when the Beach Life Festival returns to Eastbourne’s seafront on 13-14 July. From a 175ft high bungee to giant paddleboard racing, it is the south coast's coolest and fastest FREE sports festival.

Beach Life Bungee

Visitors can kick back and watch the experts perform stunts, enjoy the roller derby or take to the water and try out a new sport for themselves with Buzz Active’s water sport taster sessions for windsurfing and sailing.

Daredevils will love the 175ft high bungee jump and can also experience a free-fall rush on the Air Bag Drop which is new for 2019! Those brave enough to bungee can jump for charity on Saturday 13 July, with a free jump for anyone raising £100 or more, for one of the festival’s official charity partners, or simply pay £65 without fundraising. Spaces are limited and selling fast so those who are looking to jump are encouraged to sign up now to avoid disappointment!

With a range of local charities participating, jumpers must book in advance and can raise money for one of our existing charity partners or a charity of their choice.

The Airbag Drop on Sunday 14 July is the opportunity for anyone to release their inner stuntman or woman. It is the ultimate land-based freefall experience with participants taking a leap of faith from the top of a high tower down onto a giant air bag at the base.

For those seeking even more adrenaline, on Sunday 14 July, Buzz Active will be hosting an XL Stand up Paddleboard Race! With supersize paddle boards which are able to hold six people at a time, teams will be pitted against each other to compete for the Beach Life Trophy!

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “The Beach Life Festival will once again offer a range of activities for thrill-seekers of all ages! Brave the bungee, take a leap of faith in the airbag drop or make splash on the water. For those who’d rather leave the thrills and spills to the experts then there’s still plenty to see & do including the VW Campervan Tour and a great line-up on the music stage too.”

Beach Life fans can enjoy more extreme fun over the weekend with Europe’s only outdoor Roller Derby event, Jet-surfing demonstrations, slalom and speed skating and a Last Man Standing inflatable podium game.

For those who prefer a less energetic weekend then the festival is also is the perfect event to just chill out and relax on the beach. The VW Bus Stop Tour returns as colourful VW Camper Vans line the promenade bringing an authentic surfer's paradise to Eastbourne beach!

The laid back vibe will continue with a host of music acts on the live entertainment stage in Princes Park. With something for all musical tastes ranging from glam rock to SKA and rock to 80s hits!

Beach Life Festival takes place from Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 July from 11am each day, and entry is free. To book a bungee jump or to enter the XL Stand-up Paddleboard Challenge, visit

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