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Chris Bertish Crosses the Atlantic on a SUP

Chris Bertish Atlantic SUP Crossing

Chris Bertish became the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddleboard when he landed in Antigua in March after successfully completing a 4,050-mile voyage alone at sea. The South African surfer, who lived in Newquay for several years, secured his place in the history books with his epic journey which took three months to complete. The

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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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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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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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Russell Winter Reigns Supreme at Nightsurf 2015

Russell Winter - winner of the Night Surf 2015 by Jason Feast

Britain's "best ever surfer" Russell Winter proved he's still got what it takes to compete at the top level, with a convincing win at the Nightsurf contest at Fistral Beach in Newquay at the end of May. The 39-year-old former world tour surfer from Newquay took his third Nightsurf title in foggy and very challenging conditions, watched and supported crowds of surf fans

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UK Pro Surf Tour Brews Up a Sharp New Sponsor

Sharp's surfing shot

The UK Pro Surf Tour (UKPST) received a boost this week when it announced Sharp’s Brewery as the key sponsor of its nationwide series of surfing competitions. Sharp’s Atlantic Pale Ale will be the official beer for the main 2015 UKPST programme and the announcement has been made ahead of the biggest surfing contest in Europe - the English National Surfing

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England’s Best Surfers Head to Watergate Bay for Nationals

Surfer at the English Nationals surf contest

Spectators are promised adrenaline-pumped action as the UK’s top surfers head to Watergate Bay to compete for national championship titles. The 43rd edition of English National Surfing Championships takes place on the north Cornish beach over the May bank holiday weekend from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 May 2015. The annual event is firmly established on the English

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Alan Stokes Wins Single Fin Classic Invitational

Alan Stokes surfing in the Reef Single Fin Classic Invitational

Alan Stokes kicked off the 2015 contest season with an impressive win at the Reef Single Fin Classic Invitational at Fistral Beach in Newquay in March. The Newquay surfer took top honours in the retro board surf contest organised as part of the Approaching Lines International Festival of Surf - a curated festival of surf film, photography art and creative surfing in

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Watergate to Host SUP Championships

BSUPA stand up paddle board competitor

Britain’s best stand up paddle surfer will be crowned National Champion at Watergate Bay in Cornwall in early October. The sixth annual British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) National Championships will once again be hosted by the Extreme Academy on the weekend of 4 and 5 October 2014. Stand up paddle (SUP) boarding is one of the fastest growing water sports

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