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Month June, 2007

Channel 4 wants fit families…sounds like a job for Cornwall!

Do you think that you and your family benefit from a healthy active lifestyle? Do you enjoy the adrenaline rush of competitive or extreme sports? If you’re prepared to share the benefits of outdoor active living with others then telephone Sally on 020 7013 4366 or email sally.grant@rdfmedia.com

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Denzil does it at British Kitesurfing Grand Prix

Denzil kitesurfing

The competition ran during the weekend of the 15th June at the Lifestyles 2007 Festival in Hunstanton, Norfolk. Denzil entered the Pro Men’s division in 6th place, but with moves such as the F16 and Back Mobes securing him 1st place, he has now moved up to 2nd in the overall BKSA Tour rankings. Current Pro Men's British Champion Lewis Crathern managed to

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Fat Face Night Surf a big success!

Jarred Sulliven holding prize cheque

In addition to the surfing, the crowds were treated to a great party both Friday and Saturday nights, featuring live music acts, volleyball competitions and a barbecue. A great display was also seen by the Red Arrows which attracted large crowds down to the beach from all over.Surfing standouts included Russell Winter, ‘Skippy’ Skilton and Jarred Sulliven.

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English surfing boosted by Freespirit

Freespirit Surf School

Last year saw the English Surfing Federation (ESF) move to a new level of exposure thanks to a year long sponsorship by top national retailer Freespirit. Following initial calls by four generations of top surfers, Freespirit stepped in to help support English grass roots surfing and as a result of the sponsorship, a range of special Proclinics with top athletes such as

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Girls will wave goodbye to boys at Rip Curl Boardmasters 2007

Rip Curl Girls Tour Poster

Girls will be offered half price lessons during the Boardmasters event, before the European Girls Tour moves on to six UK surf locations including Cornwall, Devon, Wales and the South Coast (Bournemouth/ Brighton) the weekend of 18th and 19th August 2007. The event is exclusively just for girls – offering inspiration and confidence to any girl who wants to try

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Watergate Bay hosts UK’s first beach polo match!

Beach polo players in action at Watergate Bay

Despite strong winds and heavy rain earlier in the day, a large crowd turned out to witness the exhibition match played between members of Taunton Vale Polo Club. They were rewarded with an evening of glorious sunshine and action-filled polo in a stunning location. “Overall the match was brilliant, it went really well,” said event organiser Paul Youngs of

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Surfer Snaps

What he didn’t expect to get was a professionally photographed shot of him surfing Towan Beach in Newquay.  And if that wasn’t enough, he later found out that the photograph is one of 25,000 surfing pictures on WPSurf.com. “I’m really pleased,” said Steve.  “I don’t have many pictures of myself surfing.  Plus

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Cornish surfers put up brave fight at Oxbow Classic

Oxbow Classic

Despite poor surfing conditions, there were still some jaw dropping surfing.Two of Cornwall's finest longboarders were missing from the line-up; Newquay's Ben Skinner and Sennen's Sam Bleakley, who were both taking part in the European Championships in France.  In the interests of representing his country abroad, Ben had to pull-out of a chance to

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Fat Face Night Series returns to Lusty Glaze Beach

Part of the BPSA, (British Professional Surf Association) UK Tour, The Fat Face Night Surf is now in its eighth year. It is one of the most testing events on the BPSA tour due to the lack of ability to see the waves coming in. Night surfing relies on natural ability to react to the flow and possible changes in direction of any given wave let alone the off putting

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Girls Only Days at Animal Surf Academy

Each session includes a surf lesson, yoga stretch, a surf seminar about the best equipment, surf safety tips and a chance to meet, ask questions and learn from the Animal girl team riders. The Girls Only workshops will be happening throughout the summer at Tolcarne Beach in Newquay. For more information on Animal, Animal Surf Academies or to join the ASA Girls Only

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