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Month April, 2008

Battle for England’s Surfing Crown

English Nationals poster

England’s top surfers are making final preparations for the first big national competition of the year as the Headworx English Nationals returns to the Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay next weekend.  Starting on Saturday 3May, the three day event is one of the biggest surfing competitions in Europe, with over 300 surfers taking part to decide national

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Categories: Surfing

Costa Rica Calling for Cornish Adventurers

Rafting in Costa Rica

If you go down to the Costa Rican coffee fields in April next year you are sure for a big surprise! Emerging from the dark green forests of coffee will be challengers from all corners of Cornwall seeking to be crowned champions in the latest Cornwall Hospice Care overseas charity challenge! The Costa Rica Team Challenge is the ultimate adventure providing a chance to

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Skindog Takes on the World

Adam Griffiths (left) and Ben Skinner (right) prepare for the World Tour

Newquay surfing stars Ben Skinner and Adam Griffiths are bidding for world glory this month (May 2008), boosted by powerful recent performances with new boards designed and produced in Cornwall. Ben, 23 and Adam, 20, are the only British competitors to qualify for the Oxbow World Longboard Tour, starting with a nine-day event at Anglet in South West France (May 5-13)

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Categories: Surfing

Scilly Boys Row for a Record

Scilly rowers test out their boat

Four intrepid rowers from the Isles of Scilly have completed their first major step towards their world record breaking “Row for Home” from New York to the islands due to start on 1 June. Chris Jenkins (43), Tim Garratt (26), Joby Newton (19) and Wayne Davey (30) have undertaken the first overnight sea trial of their boat ‘The Scilly

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Wrong Wind for Kitesurf Comp

BKSA kitesurfers huddle under the Red Bull tent

The first leg of the British Kitesurf Association (BKSA) tour left competitors disappointed when they were met with uncotestable offshore wind at Watergate Bay. What turned out to be good conditions for surfers was not so good for kiters and they waited out the weekend hoping for a favourable wind change. That didn’t stop them trying. On Friday Ali Barrett had

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Categories: Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

Bude Surf Classic Returns

Joss Ash at last year's Bude Surf Classic

Surfers are sharpening their skills for the eagerly awaited return of the Bude Surf Classic, run by Christian Surfers UK in conjunction with Surfspot. The event will be held on the weekend of 10-11 May at Widemouth Bay, North Cornwall. Due to the popularity of the event, entries have had to be limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served

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Categories: Surfing

Josh Piper gets Frostbite Title

Josh Piper surfing. Photo by Jason Feast

Eight of Cornwall’s top junior surfers came together for the grand final of the South to South Frostbite Sessions in mid April. Following three excellent qualifying events, held in the depths of the British winter, the cream of local surfing talent battled it out in clean head high waves at a spot south of Porthtowan. Event organiser Tyson Greenaway had kept

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Categories: Surfing

Mark Harris Wins Saltrock Open

Mark Harris wins the Saltrock Open

Newquay surfer Mark Harris clinched the first title of the UK Pro Surf Tour with a masterclass of inspired surfing in testing conditions at Croyde Bay in April. Mark snatched the Saltrock Open title from under the noses of fellow finalists Matt Capel (South Devon), Joss Ash (Bude) and Johnny Fryer (Isle of Wight) in a gripping battle full of drama and technical

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Categories: Surfing


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