Jesus Longboard Classic
With only a few days to go before the 3rd Jesus Longboard Classic in Polzeath, North Cornwall (October 17/18, 2009), expectations are high after the success of the last two years. With the event gaining popularity, it is hoped this will be the best yet. It’s a great event to enter even for those who have not entered a competition before, with the Jesus Surf Series having a well deserved reputation for its friendly atmosphere and all round good vibe, as well as in later rounds being really competitive.
The event follows on from part 1 of the ‘Jesus Surf Classic’ held at Croyde on September 12 – 13, organisers Christian Surfers UK are pleased to be partnering with Nineplus, Wavehunters, Surf’s Up! Boardriders and Tubestation to host the Jesus Longboard Classic at Polzeath over the weekend of October 17 – 18 2009. (Part 2 of the ‘Jesus Surf Classic’ shortboard event will also be running on the same weekend in Croyde, North Devon).
The Longboard Division has developed its own dedicated event to enlarge the entry numbers and increase the number of categories being contested. There are four categories, Open, Womens, Junior (U18) and Masters (over 35). Entries for the ladies category are a bit slower coming in, so there is plenty of opportunity to do well if you enter.
Contest Director Phil Williams, head of Christian Surfers UK said that “After such great events in previous years, we are very excited to be running the Jesus Longboard Classic again this year at Polzeath. As with ‘The Jesus’, there’ll be some great hospitality for the competitors, as well as prize money of £1,000, with first place in the Open event winning £250”
We are also very pleased that although not forming part of their contest series, the event is being endorsed by the British Longboard Union (BLU).
Entry forms can be downloaded from www.christiansurfers.co.uk – or watch out for posters and entry forms in surf shops near you.