Board Riders Head to Cornwall for Flowriding Championships
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 be live music and DJ sets from some of the Southwest’s favourite acts, a barbecue, drink promotions, surf movie screenings and prize giveaways adding to the mix.
For those wishing to participate, applications for entry are now being accepted. Spectators meanwhile can look forward to a day of great music, fantastic food and drink from the Loop bar, restaurant and barbecue and all the adrenalin-pumping excitement of the competition itself, in which some of the country’s top riders will be performing carves, flips, spins and aerials during a series of heats throughout the day.
Categories for men’s stand-up, women’s stand-up, bodyboarding and team (designed to be a fun all-inclusive event) will all be held, with current European Women’s Champion Morwenna ‘Mo’ Berry from Watergate Bay, Cornwall, among those taking part.
“Last year was incredible and I can’t wait for the champs in June,” said Mo. “We had a huge turnout, the sun was shining and it was a real spectacle. The great thing about the flowrider is that you are always really close to the action so you can see exactly how the riders are performing. It will be great to check out how the standard of UK riding has been progressing and we’re looking forward to seeing plenty of new faces.”
The event itself is free to spectate and will start at 3pm, continuing throughout the afternoon and evening. For more information or competion entry, please visit www.retallackresort.co.uk