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Month December, 2008

Cornwall’s World Champ Mountain Boarders

Mountain Boarders from Cornwall continue to dominate the world mountain boarding scene with a number of local shredders taking major titles this year. The biggest breakthrough was made by Jos Kirkman from Calstock who was crowned the female world freestyle champion at the Fat Face Night Air 2008 this summer. The 17-year-old dominated the contest with a dazzling

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Hadlow Wins Fifth World Title

Kitesurfer Aaron Hadlow

Global kitesurfing phenomenon Aaron Hadlow confirmed his position as the world’s number one freestyle kitesurfer by winning his fifth consecutive world title. Hadlow, who grew up in kitesurfing in Cornwall , secured the landmark victory in the last round of the PKRA Kitesurfing World Cup in Matansas, Chile. Aaron Hadlow won his first world title at just 15.

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Categories: Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

Bennett on Top of the World

Kitesurfer Will Bennett slashes a wave

Watergate Bay kitesurfer Will Bennett has had a phenomenal year affirming his place as the best wave kitesurfer in the UK and among the top five in the world. Not only did he win the British Kitesurfing Association (BKSA) Wave Series but he also finished fifth overall in the Wave Riding division of the Kiteboard Pro World Tour. The Cornish kitesurfer took on the

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Categories: Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

Wave Pool for Cornwall

Wave Pool

Cornwall could have the UK’s first inland wave pool as early as 2010. Retallack Resort & Spa has been granted permission for a £25 million development - Retallack Surfside which will feature accommodation, restaurants, bars, shops and conference facilities, as well as the first artificially generated surf wave in the UK. Andy Sturt, Regional Surf

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Categories: Surfing

Pearce Wins UK Pro Surf Tour

Reubin Pearce. Photo by Vici Walker UKPSA

South African Reubin Pearce was crowned UK Pro Surf Tour champion at a special Surf Awards event in Newquay in November. Pearce, who lives in Newquay, clinched the title from the UK’s best surfers after a dramatic final event - the Animal Newquay Open at Fistral Beach. Reubin only had an outside chance of clinching the title going into the event. He needed Sam

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Categories: Surfing

Skinner Wins in Europe

skinner

Cornish longboarder Ben Skinner topped another successful year with a victory at the final European Longboard Tour contest in Portugal in December. The longboarding legend won the contest for the second year running in pumping five foot waves and offshore winds creating beautiful, hollow righthanders in Praia Santa Amaro. The victory rounds off a great year in

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Categories: Surfing

Russell Winter Crowned British Surf Champion

Surfer Russell Winter. Photo by Ben Jones

Britain’s most successful ever surfer Russell Winter returned to our shores to take the title of British National Surf Champion for the first time in 15 years. The Newquay surfer, who is usually competing against the world’s top surfers in contests abroad, rode to victory on home surf at Fistral Beach in both the Open and Seniors divisions of this

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Categories: Surfing

British Junior Title for Holly Donnelly

Holly Donnelly - British Junior Surfing Champion

Newquay surfer Holly Donnelly proved she is one of the country’s most promising young female surfers by winning the Billabong British Junior Championships at Fistral Beach in September. The 17-year-old took top podium position after a fine display of surfing in quality conditions at Newquay’s Fistral Beach. onnelly made the finals of the under 18

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Categories: Surfing

Ben Ainslie Strikes Gold

Ben Ainslie is world champ again

British sailor Ben Ainslie won his third consecutive gold medal at the Beijing Olympics this summer. The sailor, who learnt to sail in Cornwall, clinched his gold medal trio by winning the Finn class sailing regatta at Qingdao in China. Ainslie was unstoppable form once again, confirming his place as Britain’s best ever Olympic sailor and the major force in

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Categories: Sailing


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