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Month October, 2010

First Museum of Surfing gets go ahead in North Devon

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Work can officially begin to create the UK’s first surfing museum following confirmation that a £250,000 funding package and building has been secured. The Museum of British Surfing, the national registered charity, will be based in Braunton, North Devon and will open by next summer. The museum has a vast collection of surfboards and memorabilia tracing more than two

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Stand Up Paddle Boarders Take to the Waves

The nation's top Stand Up Paddle Boarders will be in action at Watergate Bay this weekend (Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 October). This final event of the year for the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association will see the 'paddlers' competing across two disciplines, wave riding and distance racing. As the first and only wave event of the year, Watergate Bay is set to

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Categories: Surfing

Coast to Coast Quadrathlon

Swimmers in the Quadrathlon

A hardy bunch of athletes swam, cycled, ran and paddled from Padstow to Fowey across Cornwall in the Coast to Coast Quadrathlon in early October. The gruelling race involved an 800 metre swim up the River Camel, followed by a cycle to Lanhydrock, a run from there to Lerryn, finishing with a kayak to Falmouth on the Fal Estuary. Competitors enjoyed great weather for the

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Categories: Adventure Races

Newquay bodyboarding school cleans up at Nationals

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Three members of Rob Barber's bodyboarding school cleaned up at the 2010 British Bodyboard Nationals last weekend. Rob Barber, Steve Hall and Tabby Fox were all crowned national champions in their respective divisions after a weekend of epic surf at Porthtowan. With the swell stacked and the winds offshore, the scene was perfectly set for the 2010 British Bodyboard

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Surfers Score Huge Waves in North East

North East Wave

Autumn 2010 has been an epic season for surfing in Cornwall. But the surf has been pumping in other parts of the UK too. Check out this video from an epic surf session in Yorkshire. It features Cornwall surfers Oli Adams and Jayce Robinson, plus a ragtag of other British surfers making it look so easy. You could be forgiven for thinking this is Hawaii or Fiji, if it

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Categories: Surfing

Ben Skinner Places Second in European Longboard Competition

Surfer Ben Skinner in action at an eralier competition

Defending European Longboard Champion Ben Skinner from Cornwall had to settle for second place in the first ever UK leg of the European Longboard Tour held at Watergate Bay in early October. The competiors from all over Europe faced a variety of conditions during the two day competition, including big clean waves on Saturday to huge choppy conditions on Sunday. The

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Categories: Surfing

Will Bennett is Kitesurf Wavemaster Champion Again

Kitesurfer Will Bennett rifdes a wave

Cornwall kitesurfer Will Bennett took the British Kite Surf Association (BKSA) Wavemaster title for the fourth year running with an impressive win at Brandon Bay in Ireland. The kitesurfing legend pulled out all the stops to narrowly defeat former surfing professional Richard Sills in a hard-fought final. The BKSA event on the west coast of Ireland featured the UK's top

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Categories: Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

Zapcat Racers Battle Big Surf

Zapcats in waves in Cornwall

Newquay's Fistral Beach provided an epic setting for the final round of Zapcat Racing's Grand Prix.Teams from around the country battled it out in big waves at the famous surfing beach. Organisers estimated more than 2,000 spectators turned out to watch the small, manoeuvrable catamarans zip around the course at high speed, close to shore.The waves proved challenging for

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Categories: Adventure Races

Newquay Surfers Shine in Scotland

Russell Winter surfing at Fraseburgh

Newquay surfers made a clean sweep with the top four paces at the Fraserburgh UK Professional Surfing Festival in Scotland at the end of September. Epic surf conditions created by the aftermath of Hurricane Igor generated two days of huge surf that saw the competitors compete in over head high surf on both days. Despite top level competition from all over the UK, it was

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Zapcats in Big Wave Action

Zapcats in waves in Cornwall

Zapcat Racers will face gruelling BIG surf at Fistral Beach, Newquay for the final two rounds of the aptly named King of the Surf title. With quite a few other Championship titles at stake, it could be an exciting weekend for all involved. For the first time it could be the youngsters dominating proceedings, with some sibling rivalry thrown into the mix.Current champions

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