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Month September, 2010

Improve your surfing skills with Errant

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Ever feel you could be surfing better? Hit a plateau and not sure how to push yourself to that next level? Errant understand that the majority of surf schools and coaching available is aimed at beginner surfers. But what happens when you have mastered jumping to your feet? Their improver weekends are solely designed to coach you in areas specific to improver

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Calling all surfers for the Jesus Longboard Classic at Polzeath

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With only two weeks to go before the 4th Jesus Longboard Classic in Polzeath, North Cornwall, expectations are high after the success of the last three years. With the event gaining in popularity (Over 80 entries last year), it is hoped this year’s event will be the best yet. It’s a great contest to enter even for those who have not entered a competition before. The

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European longboard tour debuts at Watergate Bay

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The Extreme Academy will welcome Europe’s best longboard surfers next weekend (2 & 3 October) as a new event comes to Watergate Bay. The Cornish beach will host a leg of the European Tour of Longboard (ETL) - the first time a stage of the four year old tournament has been held in the UK. The three star-rated event, sponsored by Skinners Fine Cornish Ales, will

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Surf Relief UK Announces 2010 Cross Channel Charity Paddle

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Five hardy surfers are raising funds for Surf Relief UK, one of the country’s leading surfing charities by paddling surfboards across the English Channel.  Weather permitting the first attempt will be made on Monday 27th September. This is the first time a team of individuals have attempted a cross channel surfboard paddle for charity. This is the first time a team of

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Biggest Junior Surf event at Fistral beach

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Last weekend, Fistral beach came alive with some of the best Junior surfing seen in recent years at the Oakley XPY Pro Junior Surf Comp, a sure sign that the future of British surfing is in good hands! With good weather, fun 2-3ft waves all weekend, the perfect platform was set for all surfers to perform! The 2010 Judging Panel consisted of 2 ASP circuit judges, along

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Meet the man who took on the Atlantic in a rowboat

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Cornishmen Phil Pring and his friend Ben Cummings longed to experience the mid-Atlantic in a tiny vessel. They entered the Atlantic Rowing race from the Canaries to the West Indies to fulfil this dream but after two years of planning, 76 days at sea and rowing nearly 3,000 miles the dream became a nightmare. Phil Pring will be reliving the highs and lows of this epic

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Fastest round the world bike ride for Cornishman

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A man from Par in Cornwall has been confirmed as the new world record holder for the fastest cyclist to circumnavigate the world, beating the previous record held by Scotsman Mark Beaumont by over a month. Vin Cox, 34, arrived back at his start point, the Greenwich Royal Observatory, in August, but he has faced a nervous wait for the Guinness World Records authorities to

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Cornish surfers win top spots at Jesus Surf Classic

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Cornwall's finest managed to scoop some of the top winning spots at this weekend's Jesus Surf Classic. Looe's Gabi Rowe took the Women's Open and Junior titles along with Josh Piper picking up the men's Juniors.  The 18th running of the ‘Jesus Surf Classic’, was held over the weekend of 11th and 12th September in some great early autumn sunshine with onshore but

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