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Month June, 2009

Clothing Company Supports Marine Conservation

Beach Clean

Local clothing company Rapanui is doing its bit for the environment by supporting the Marine Conservation Society's Marine Reserves campaign, strengthening the brand's commitment to raise awareness of the MCS's work. Falmouth based Rapanui Clothing donates part of its profits to the Society's work to set aside marine reserves to protect Atlantic Cod, Halibut and

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Kayakers Tackle the Inside Passage

Kayak Team

The Big5 Kayak Challenge team are completing their final preparations for the Inside Passage, 1000 miles of expedition paddling from Vancouver to Alaska. Their 5th challenge will start at Port Hardy on the North of Vancouver Island and see them paddle an average of 35 miles a day as they head for Glacier Bay, Alaska, to the North of Juneau. Along the way the team will

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Pro Surfers off to Sri Lanka

Surfer at Arugam Bay. Photo by Mike Newman

The UK Pro Surf Tour has announced it will be returning to Sri Lanka in July this year for the “Sri Lanka Champion of Champions Surf Contest” at Arugam Bay. Renowned as one of the best ‘point breaks’ in the world, Arugam Bay on the East coast of Sri Lanka is now a surfing hotspot and is accessible as a result of the recent end to the civil unrest

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Ellen MacArthur Returns to Falmouth

Ellen MacArthur

Dame Ellen MacArthur has agreed to give a lecture at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall for one night only on Monday 31 August. The talk is part of a round Britain tour raising funds for the Ellen MacArthur Trust and this will be the first time Ellen has spoken publicly about her life since her world record-breaking circumnavigation of the world ended in Falmouth in

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Categories: Sailing

Tree Surfers Open Day

Tree Surfers

Outdoor enthusiasts in Cornwall and Devon are being invited to a public opening day for Tree Surfers - a woodland adventure activity centre being launched this weekend. One of the UK’s few tree surfers, Paul Poynter, will give unique demonstrations of ‘surfing’ the tree branches and recreational rope tree climbing amongst the other action packed

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Stokesy Wins Night Surf

Night Surf Champion Alan Stokes. Photo by Jason Feast

Alan Stokes wons the Gul Night Surf at Fistral Beach in Newquay with a spectacular display of surfing, scoring a perfect 10 on the way to the final. Stokesy now has the most wins for an individual event on the UK Pro Surf Tour, making it three times over the nine year history of the competition. Runner up was local surfer Tom Butler, who must have put on the most

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Categories: Surfing

Juniors Shine at Night Surf

Surfer at Gul Night Surf. Photo by Jason Feast

The Gul Night Surf came to a close on the Sunday with some spectacular surfing from the Groms, tomorrow’s generation of Professional surfers. First place in the U16 boys event went to Beau Bromham of Croyde with an excellent display of high class surfing, in waves which were unfortunately not as consistent as the previous day. Max tucker of Porthcawl made the

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Categories: Surfing

Zapcats Fly at Watergate

Zapcats ride the surf

Zapcat teams from all over the country braved the big surf conditions at Watergate Bay in June for the first 2 rounds of the 2009 King of the Surf competition. Racers were faced with the some of the best surf the venue has seen in recent weeks leading to some dramatic thrills and spills om the racing powerboats. Conditions starting on Saturday with 3.5ft building to

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Cornish Climbers in National Contest

Climber on an indoor wall

Young rock climbers from the South West will battle it out in the final of one of Britain’s biggest climbing competitions in London. The Westway Sports Centre will play host to this year’s national final of the BMC Youth Climbing Series on Saturday 20 June 2009. Over 180 young climbers, aged between 8 and 16 years old, will compete for a place on the podium

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Midsummer Surfing at Watergate Bay

Midsummer Surf

A top-class field of longboard surfers are expected at Watergate Bay for the Extreme Academy Midsummer Classic on June 20 & 21. As the third of five rounds of the 2009 British Longboard Union (BLU) series, the event marks the mid-way point on the tour. And with British longboarders currently enjoying a fresh wave of success on the international competition circuit,

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