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Month June, 2008

Skinner is Big in Japan

Ben Skinner carves a turn. Photo by Kirstin Prisk

Top Cornish surfer Ben Skinner has returned home from Japan with a second world No. 2 title and the bonus of potential export business for the new boards, designed by himself, that secured his latest triumph.  Newquay-based Ben, 23, finished second in the Pro Longboard Classic at Taito Chiba, part of the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals)

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Categories: Surfing

Field of 70 for Falmouth Aquathon

Falmouth Aquathon

Light showers and a slight on shore breeze did not deter over 70 competitors competing in the third annual Falmouth Aquathon at Gyllyngvase Beach in mid-June. The event, organised by Cornish based Votwo Events & Adventure company, started with twenty taking part in the novice race of a 750 metre swim off Gyllyngvase beach and 5 km run to Pendennis Castle and

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Categories: Adventure Races

Paramedics Jump for Charity

Cornwall Air Ambulance crew

The team of six dedicated paramedics who provide the expert medical cover on the Cornwall Air Ambulance, are taking to the skies later this year without their well know red and yellow helicopter. This time the crew will be taken to 10,000 feet in a Cessna light aircraft operating out of Perranporth airfield, to embark on their first team parachute jump. All six

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Stand Up Paddle Surf Contest a Success

Guts Griffiths in action

Stand up paddle surfers from accross the country competed in the second round of a national series of events held at at Gwithian Beach in Cornwall over the weekend of 14-15 June. The event organised by the British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) was split into two sections - surf and distance. On the Saturday competitors faced small surf and cross shore winds

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Categories: Surfing

Lusty Ready for Night Surf Party

Surfer at Lusty Glaze Night Surf

Thousands of people will descend on Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay later this month (Fri 27 – Sun 29 June) for one of the most popular beach parties of the summer – the Lusty Glaze Night Surf sponsored by Fat Face. The mixed festival of surfing, beach lifestyle and live music returns this year with a packed schedule to keep people entertained throughout the

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Categories: Surfing

First Solo Vertical Circumnavigation


Adventure sailor Adrian Flanagan has just completed a boyhood dream to circumnavigate the Globe - vertically through the icebound North East Passage! His efforts aboard the 38ft stainless steel sloop ‘Barrabas’, is not recognised as a record by the World Sailing Speed Record Council because he was forced to break the voyage twice along the way,

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Categories: Sailing

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