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Month May, 2009

Surfing the Treetops

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A new high-ropes adventure experience has opened on the banks of the Tamar on the Cornwall and Devon border. Following months of planning and preparation, Tree Surfers received its first customers in May half term. Created by the Dartmoor Adventure Company, the eco-educational project is set to generate employment opportunities and trade for the area whilst

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Pro Surf Tour Kicks Off in Style

Surfer Glen Hall

The UK Pro Surf tour got off to a flying start with good weather and clean waves at Croyde in North Devon at the end of May. A global list of competitors made for some interesting and challenging heats. Challenging for first place in the final was Russell Winter (Newquay), Glen Hall (Ireland/ Australia), Matt Capel (Newquay) and Alan Stokes (Newquay) battling out

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Walker Completes Coast Path

Walker at Porthcurno

Moved into action by the death of his best friend, Roger Gillett, originally from Millbrook, Cornwall, fulfilled a long time dream to walk the coast of Cornwall . The inspiration for his unique fundraising effort was personal; his best friend Graham Sotheran was 55 years when he died from an aggressive brain tumour.  After arriving from Bermuda, where he now

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Skinner Surfs to Victory

Ben Skinner

Cornish surfing superstar Ben Skinner has notched up another giant success on the international stage with a double triumph in the first and crucial event of the 2009 ASP European Longboard Tour. At the Tapia de Casariego event in northern Spain, Newquay-based Ben, 24, won the men’s final with an outstanding performance that also secured his wild card ticket on

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British Freedivers Smash Records

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Freediver Will Trubridge, who has joint British and New Zealand citizenship, broke his own constant weight no fins (CNF) category record with an 88m dive Vertical Blue, the world’s premier invitational freediving competition held at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. The 28-year-old’s added two metres onto his previous mark with just a single breath

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Feinnes Conquers Everest

Sir Ranulph Feinnes

Congratulations to veteran British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who reached the top of Mount Everest at the age of 65. The climb to the top of the world's highest mountain was a  huge success. Sir Ranulph reached the summit of Everest on 21st May, becoming the oldest Briton to do so, despite suffering a heart attack 300m below the summit on his first attempt in

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Bude Surf Classic

Surfer Andrew Griffin

Andrew Griffin from Newquay won the Bude Surf Classic  in challenging conditions at Widemouth Bay. He progressed ahead of 100 other to win the surf contest organised by Christian Surfers with the support Bude Surf Outreach group and other sponsors. Forecasts during the week had been changing daily and it was clear by the end of the week the low pressure

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Get Walking Day

Ramblers

The Ramblers is calling everyone in the South West to slip on their trainers, boots, and shoes and join them – no matter what age or ability - for a FREE walking festival to celebrate Get Walking Day 09 on On May 30th. Get Walking Day 09 will see carnival-spirited short walks take place all over the South West, in cities and the countryside alike, to help

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Surf Company Wins Award

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Newquay surfer Chris Thomson has been celebrating this week after his global surf holiday enterprise, Errant (www.errantsurf.com), earned him the title of ‘Young Business Person of the Year’ in the 2009 Cornwall Business Awards.  Twenty seven year old Chris has been running Errant, which evolved from its sister company 121 Surf Coach, since 2001 and

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SAS Seeks Support

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Clean water campaigners Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are urging the UK’s 11.6 million surfers, waveriders and water users to be vigilant and report any pollution incidents.  As the bathing season starts today more and more people will return to the beach, SAS are concerned about discharges of raw sewage from the 11,000 Combined Sewage and Stormwater overflow

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