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Month October, 2009

The Granite Planet Climbing Centre Opens

Granite Planet Climbing Wall

A new climbing centre in Cornwall has opened, the first stage of the Granite Planet indoor facility is completed. The Centre offers experienced and novice climbers the chance to try their hand at 24 climbing positions and 72 routes as well as having a bouldering room. The Granite Planets second stage of development will offer additional climbing walls featuring an

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Kayak world record set!

kayaking

A new world record time of 3hrs 41mins has been set by Glen Eldridge and Guy Blackford for kayaking from Sennen Cove to the Isles of Scilly.Guy Blackford, from Newquay and Glen Eldridge, a lecturer from Cornwall College, the duo travelled at speeds of up to 26kmp when going down large waves. Conditions were not perfect on the day leaving the pair paddling against the wind

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Russ Winter wins North East Open

Russel Winter

Russell Winter wins this year’s North East Open at Tynemouth. Former World Championship Tour surfer dominated his heats throughout the event. With big powerful turns he excelled in the Tynemouth Surf conditions. Russell commented “It has been a fantastic event, I have enjoyed coming to Tynemouth and competing in good waves. I would like to thank Tynemouth Council for

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Jesus Longboard Classic 2009

Jesus Surf Classic

Great weekend of Surfing sees the third Jesus Longboard classic end in style. With a great swell forecast and a full line up of competitors including some of the best longboarders in the country the third ‘Jesus Longboard Classic’, run by Christian Surfers UK, was all set to be the most exciting and competitive to date. Surfers had travelled from a far afield as

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Oakley XPY Pro Junior 2009

Oakley XPY Pro Juniors

The Oakley XPY Pro Junior exploded onto North Fistral beach with competitors and spectators alike greeted with sunshine and head high fun waves!All surfers & spectators stunned by the debut of the new digital clock system, an automatic countdown timer for surfers in their heats. Also, on the horizon, a large Oakley Buoy, to mark out the contest area & to the give

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Surf’s Up Again At BA – Well If You Have A Very Short Board It Is!

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BSA APPLAUDS NEW MOVE BUT SAYS IT’S NOT ENOUGH It’s almost two years since British Airways (BA) announced a ban on surfboards on all its flights (6th Nov 2007) causing uproar in the surf world and resulting in thousands of surfers from across the globe refusing to fly with the company.  However yesterday, the airline ushered in a partial lift on the ban, posting a

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Night Surf Comes Home to Lusty Glaze

Alan Stokes

The legendary Night Surf contest pioneered at Lusty Glaze Beach in Cornwall almost a decade ago will return to the Newquay beach in 2010 for a celebratory 10th anniversary bash.After a break of one year, the Midsummer Night Surf is coming home to Lusty Glaze Beach on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 June 2010 with a new event format to excite and inspire competitors and

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Auto-Sleepers British Bodyboard Nationals hits new high

Danny Catten

The 2009 BSA/BBC Auto-Sleepers British Bodyboard Nationals have been completed, with impressive performances across all divisions and a new National Champion crowned.With highly contestable waves at Porthtowan, the cream of British bodyboarding ripped the conditions apart in pursuit of the biggest prize pot in European national championship competition. The highlight was

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Jesus Longboard Classic

Jesus Surf Classic

With only a few days to go before the 3rd Jesus Longboard Classic in Polzeath, North Cornwall (October 17/18, 2009), expectations are high after the success of the last two years. With the event gaining popularity, it is hoped this will be the best yet. It’s a great event to enter even for those who have not entered a competition before, with the Jesus Surf Series

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English Surf Team Announced

Alan Stokes

The English Surfing Federation (ESF) has today announced the names of the prestigious team members who will represent their country at the European Surf Championships in Jersey from 26th September – 4th October. A range of the country’s hottest wave riding talents will be on form for the event including current English Champion Johnny Fryer, former British and English

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