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Month July, 2009

UKSRL VB Summer Series – Round 3 Watergate Bay

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More rain for Round 3 of the UKSRL VB Summer Series at Watergate Bay held on the 11th July with a 6ft clean but building swell. Everyone knows the deal with the VB Summer Series: it's about consistency and in surf making the right decisions at the right time and some luck.   The ability to row well is just one of the skill sets needed to successfully row a surfboat

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The Big 5 Kayak Challenge Team complete Record Paddle!

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The Big5 Kayak Challenge Team completed a record paddle along the Inside Passage covering 850 miles from Port Hardy, Canada to Glacier Bay, Alaska in just 27 days. Paddling Wilderness Systems kayaks that weighed a mind-boggling 65kgs each, the unsupported team of British and Irish kayakers averaged an incredible 30 miles per day, during

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Surfers & Lifesavers Battle The Elements At The Surf Relief Festival,

Tom Butler

Two days of stormy weather couldn’t dent the enthusiasm of over 1,000 schoolchildren, surfers, lifesavers and beach-goers who took part in the Surf Relief Festival last weekend (17 & 18 July). Braving the stormy waves on the first day of the event were surfers competing in the opening rounds of the UK Pro Surf Tour. The 4-6ft surf was torn apart by strong

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The Surf Relief Festival, Ocean and Beach Day a Success.

Surf Relief Festival Iron Man Competition

Two days of stormy weather couldn’t dent the enthusiasm of over 1,000 schoolchildren, surfers, lifesavers and beach-goers who took part in the Surf Relief Festival last weekend (17 & 18 July). The two-day event, held at Cornwall’s Watergate Bay, raised over £4,000 for the charity Surf Relief UK to fund their ongoing ‘SurfAble’

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Water Users Urged to be Safe

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Active and adventurous people in Cornwall are being advised by The Environment Agency to take more care whilst doing activities in and around the water. The Environment Agency advises anyone planning to go swimming, fishing, cycling or simply hanging out with friends down by their local river over the summer holidays, to be more aware of the dangers posed by

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The Queen of Surf Day, Newquay in Cornwall

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Newquay in Cornwall, the laid-back and beach drenched capital of the British surf scene, will for the fifth year be hosting The Queen of the Surf - an all women's surf day on Sunday 19th July in aid of Cancer Research UK. With the stunning backdrop of Newquay's famous surf spot, Fistral beach, the day will be a chance for women to learn the basics or improve their

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Surf Relief Comes to Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Alan Stokes

The third event on the UK Pro Surf Tour will be the Surf Relief Contest to be held at Watergate Bay, Newquay 17th  July 09:00 – 17:30, 18th  July 09:00 – 20:00. An event which has grown from strength to strength over the past five years and is now included as the third leg of the UK Pro Surf Tour. The current leader of the UK Pro Surf Tour, Alan

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SAS Making Beaches Barefoot Friendly Campaign Kicks Off

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Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has once again teamed up with Barefoot wine for their nationwide beach clean-up tour this summer. The SAS team will visit 6 beaches around the UK and everyone’s welcome to help. Whether you’re a part of the local community or you just fancy rolling up your sleeves and getting involved, SAS and Barefoot need your help make our

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Launch of the Joe Way Paddle for Life

Joe Way Appeal

The Joe Way Paddle for Life is a charity event focused on raising awareness of Joe Way’s story and inspiring people to raise money for any registered charity they want. The event will be held on the 3rd of September from Newquay harbor and is aimed at all levels and ages you can enter a team or as an individual. The original Paddle for Life started after

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Successful Expedition to Kayak, Cycle and Walk from Isles of Scilly to Shetland

Kayak, Cycle and Walk Expedition

As Andrew Fairbairn stood at the top of the lighthouse at Muckle Flugga in Shetland, it was with a sense of relief that the 52 year old grandfather looked out over the islands in the archipelago. After two years of planning and a year of training, it marked the end of his 27 day journey to kayak, cycle and walk the 1,180 miles from the Isles of Scilly in South West

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