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Top Pro Surfers to Return to Boardmasters


Some of the world's top surfers are set to return to Cornwall this summer after Boardmasters was reinstated as a world championship qualifying event. Although music is now a large part of the festival, it began life in 1981 as a professional surfing and extreme sports competition. This year's Boardmasters will again be included as part of the World Surf League

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Cornish Kayaker Supports ‘My Wild Life’ Campaign


Inspirational sea kayak adventurer Erin Bastian is the latest to support Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s successful My Wild Life campaign which aims to increase awareness of the importance of Cornwall’s unique natural environment and precious wildlife to all our lives. The Trust has been protecting Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places for over half a century and knows

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Cornish Rower In Record Breaking Pacific Crossing


A Cornish rower was among an all-female team to become the first crew to row across the Pacific Ocean in a four-man boat. Laura Penhaul from Redruth was part of the coxless crew who set off from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco last April, reaching Cairns in Australia at the end of January. The crew spent 257 days at sea in their 29ft bright pink rowing

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Get Active for Cornwall Triathlon Series

Perranporth Triathlon

Tempus has announced its Cornwall Triathlon Series for 2016 including the Jubilee Pool in Penzance which has been added as a new venue for this year. The series consists of six triathlons across the county between April and September, making it the biggest triathlon series in Cornwall and one of the largest in the South West of England. In addition, Tempus is also holding

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Cycle Company Launches Self Guided Tours

New for 2016 Wadebridge-based Cornish Cycle Tours has launched a series of self-guided group tours for up to 25 cyclists to explore Cornwall by bike. Cornish Cycle Tours offers bespoke group packages all year round and the new Group Tour is designed to appeal to those looking for an active large group holiday, cycle club training or a team-building experience. There

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Newquay Activity Centre Strikes Gold


Newquay Activity Centre celebrated winning a gold award at the Cornwall Tourism Awards in November. The Newquay based activity provider took the highest prize in the Active and Sporting Experience category of the awards, which were held at the Headland Hotel in Newquay on Thursday, November 12. Director Rob Barber and his team collected the award in front of a

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Paddles Ready for the Great British SUP Off

SUP surfing

This weekend sees the cream of the country's top stand up paddle boarders in action at Watergate Bay for the British Championships. Solid waves are forecast for the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) National Surf SUP Championships, which is now in its seventh year. Held at the North Cornwall beach since 2009, the event is well-established as the

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Join Big Wave Surfer Andrew Cotton on Surfing Adventure

Sharps Andrew Cotton Photo Credit Vitor Estrelinha

People across the country have an awesome chance to join one of the UK’s leading big wave surfers and his crew, to witness some of the world’s most gigantic XXL waves in either Portugal or Ireland, thanks to Cornwall’s Sharp’s Brewery. Devon-based Andrew Cotton has just returned from an intensive five day training trip to a high performance surf academy in

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Categories: Blog , Surfing , Prize Competitions

RAF Beach Training Returns to Watergate Bay

RAF Beach Fitness at Watergate Bay

Fitness trainers from RAF St Mawgan return to Watergate Bay on Saturday 18 July to run a free beach workout session. Civilians will be put through their paces with a series of gruelling military themed exercises. Now in its fifth year, the event is free to attend with voluntary donations being collected for RAF St Mawgan's nominated charities. Starting at

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Cornish Surfers Shine at UK Schools Contest

Surfer UK School Surf Contest

The best up-and-coming young surfers, representing schools from all over the UK, competed in pumping 3-4 foot waves at Fistral Beach for titles in the UK Schools’ Surf Pro-Am championships. The event, now its second year and a key stop on the UKPSA Pro Tour, is organised by Newquay's Treviglas Surf Academy, with under 18, 16 and 14 girls and boys divisions, as well

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