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Month May, 2011

Johnny Fryer wins The Saltrock Open

Surfer Johnny Friar

Cornwall based surfer Johnny Fryer added the Saltrock Open 2011 trophy to his collection of titles when he saw off the UK's best surfing talent at the May bank holiday surfing contest at Croyde in North Devon. The Saltrock Open stole the show on what is now the busiest weekend of the year in Croyde. The waves were better than expected reaching 3 -4 ft on Sunday, and

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Categories: Surfing

Azores and Back Yachts to Set Sail

Azores and Back Racing Yacht

Yachtsmen and women from Cornwall and all over the world will set sail from Falmouth at the start of The Azores & Back yacht race on Saturday 04 June. The Azores & Back, which is organised by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in Falmouth and Club Naval in Punta Delgada in the Azores, is the largest ocean race to leave Great Britain in 2011. The Azores & Back

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Categories: Sailing

Fat Face Rock Up and Sea

Stand Up Paddle Surfer

People in Cornwall are being urged to try new watersports and chill out on the beach as part of Fat Face's 'Rock Up and Sea' series of events. The lifestyle clothing brand is organising some exclusive beach events and giving lucky guests the chance to learn to surf, paddle board or sea kayak - all for free! The company is also throwing in after-parties to include fresh

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Battle of the Bens at Longboard Contest

Ben Skinner Noseride

A North Devon surfer is hoping to clinch the British title next month as the Extreme Academy Midsummer Classic comes to Watergate Bay. Ben Haworth, from Barnstaple, is the form surfer in this year’s British Longboard Union (BLU) series, having won both of the contests held so far. The 21-year-old will be hoping Watergate Bay dishes up great waves for the weekend of

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Categories: Surfing

Board Riders Head to Cornwall for Flowriding Championships

Flowrider_Retallack

The Flowrider artificial wave machine at Retallack Resort & Spa near St Columb Major will host the second UK Flowriding Championships on Saturday 04 June. The country's best boardsports enthusiasts, including several local surfers, will congregate at the man-made standing wave in this annual test of skill and agility. Alongside the Flowrider action, there will also

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Surf Club for Combat Veterans Needs Your Vote

surf-action

Surf Action CIC, a Penzance based health club, needs your vote as it is about to go head to head with other National Lottery-funded projects from across the UK in the semi-finals of The National Lottery Awards 2011. The Awards recognise the difference that Lottery-funded projects – both big and small – make to local communities. Surf Action CIC is one of only 10

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Categories: Surfing

Surfer Tom Butler Wins English National Championships

Tom Butler

Newquay Surfer Tom Butler reclaimed the title of England's best surfer when he added a second English National Championships win to his growing list of accomplishments.In monstrous surf which saw the contest moved from Watergate Bay to Tolcarne Beach in Newquay, the talented local surfer surged ahead of competitors to win the Open division of the competition. Adam

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Categories: Surfing

SAS To Provide Free Real Time Sewage Alerts For Beach Users

Shit surfer

Help is at hand for shit-dodging watersports enthusiasts, thanks to a new sewage alert system from sea loving campaign group SAS. This month SAS launched a new real time sewage warning system that will tell you exactly when sewage is being discharged into the sea at key locations around the UK. The St Agnes based activists have developed an online map that will

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Dive in at the Greenbank Fal River Festival

Charity Abseil

The Greenbank Fal River Festival kicks off this weekend with ten days (May 27th to June 5th in 2011) of sporting and cultural events to celebrate life on the river Fal in Cornwall.For adventurists the Fal River Festival represents a great opportunity to dive in and experience some great activities including a charity abseil with BF Adventure, an escorted  kayak paddle on

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Categories: Adventure Sports


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