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Month August, 2009

Ben Skinner is Number Three in the World

Ben Skinner celebrates third place at ISA World Surfing Games

Cornwall based longboarder Ben Skinner achieved a podoium finish at the ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica in August with an impressive third place ahead of some of the world's best nose riders. Skindog put in an outstanding performance to carry him through the contest all the way to the final where he narrowly missed out on a world title by falling just a few

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Categories: Surfing

Classics at Famouth Week

Yacht at Falmouth Week

This year's Falmouth Week got off to a great start with a sailing event for classic yachts. Although not officially a regatta race, the sailors took to the water in their classic craft to show that the old boats still have some speed and style. The conditions on the Carrick Roads were ideal for the first event of the regatta. Stella of I Jenkins was the first classic

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Categories: Sailing

Dan Ross Wins at Boardmasters

Surfer Dan Ross in action at the Relentless Boardmasters

Australian surfer Dan Ross won the Relentless Boardmasters surfing contest at Fistral Beach in Newquay after of week of amazing surf conditions in which Cornish surfers turned heads with some outstanding performances. A strong contingent of Cornish surfers made it through the early heats against some of the best professional surfers in the world. Former contest

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Categories: Surfing

Students Set Sail on an Ocean Adventure

A Clipper sailing yacht

School students from Cornwall sailed an ocean racing yacht last month in a pioneering project designed to inspire and boost the confidence of young teenagers. The selected students (aged 14-19 years) from Treviglas Community College in Newquay were the first in the country to join the awesome sailing experience, and received the same training given to round-the-world

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Stokesy Shines at Boardmasters

Alan Stokes

Relentless Boardmasters in association with Vans 2009 is really kicking off with fantastic, consistent swell, two days of blue skies and now we have Alan Stokes on his way to the quarter-finals - what more could we want at Fistral beach in Newquay? Continuing with Heat 9 of the round of 48, Thursday saw a high standard of surfing including the youngest

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Categories: Surfing

Slater Wins Action Sports Award

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Legendary American surfer Kelly Slater was named the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year at an awards ceremony Award in Los Angeles in August 2009. It is the second time in three years that the award has gone to Slater, who won a record ninth world surfing title in 2008. At 37, surfing master Kelly Slater completed his most dominant year yet. Claiming

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Categories: Surfing

Hire a husky and challenge yourself for charity

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Driving a team of huskies, watching the Northern Lights and witnessing the world famous Ice Hotel in Lapland may sound like a distant dream, but you could be part of this unforgettable experience in March and April 2010 while raising money for charity at the same time. National charity, Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is offering you the chance to

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Categories: Expeditions

Gabi Rowe Wins Rip Curl Girls Tour

Surfer Gabi Rowe

Cornish girl, Gabi Rowe from Port Isaac recently became the 2009 Rip Curl Girls Tour Champion. With a first place finish at Croyde and fifth in St Ives she did enough to take the title. Second went to Gwen Spurlock, in doing so extending her lead on the UK Pro Surf Tour ratings. However the Rip Curl St Ives Women’s event was won by local surfer

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Categories: Surfing

Teenager Solo Circumnavigation Attempt

Solo sailing circumnavigation

British teenager Mike Perham is on the final leg of his latest challenge to become the youngest person to sail single-handed and unassisted around the world.   Three days after leaving Panama on the final stage of his quest, 17-year-old Mike has been forced to climb the mast of his 50ft yacht in 28 knots of wind. Still feeling sea-sick

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Categories: Sailing

Team Quiksilver win Inter-Company Surf Battle

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The second annual CARVE ESF Inter-Company Surf Battle took place at Fistral beach Sunday 26 July. The building swell, offshore wind and driving rain made for a physical battle that all nine teams got stuck in to.   The contest takes the format of an exciting tag-team event: surf companies enter three guys and one girl who must catch two waves each, including one

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Categories: Surfing


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