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Earlier this month I went to the Elusive Welsh Open, a surf contest in South Wales at Porthcawl. I love going to Wales! The girls and guys who surf there are a good laugh. I always end up hooking up with my friends Georgie and Libby at surf contests as well as having gone on trips away with them too, so it's nice to know a few friendly faces already. Adam Laister, the videographer and landlocked surfer/snowboarder came along for the ride. The original plan had been to spend about 4 days in Wales, allowing us plenty of time to hunt...
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  Words and photos by Josh Sainsbury and Laura Klonowska   Once again university surf societies raced their way to Newquay in full force for the annual BUCS surf competition. Fistral beach played host, providing slightly dismal day one surf and then left the event hanging with a flat weekend forecast, causing an early finish to the contest. Yet the vibes were high; DIY slip’n slide, flat day wavecraft, Redbull (providing the caffeine and the beats), booze, pasties, pizza and a strong commitment to riding a foamie. Making the best of it. In convoys of cars, mini buses and coaches, universities...
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  Heat by heat write up of the European Surfing Championships 2015 Day 5 - 18th September Ain Daab Casablanca   Repercharge 3 – Men’s Open Seb Smart was up bright and early. He'd also been one of the only surfers to brave the layday stormy conditions. Sebastian picked out the big ones that stood up and made his turns big. He scored enough on just a few waves, then his leash snapped making for a testing swim back to shore. No worries for Seb as he finished in second.   Snapped leash, the price for charging hard. Repercharge 3 –...
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Heat by heat write up of the European Surfing Championships 2015 Day 4 - 16th September Ain Daab Casablanca Repercharge 2 – Women’s Open Flora's first repo round went fantastically. She was lined up against low scorers and was clear winner. Snaps and a re-entry and a higher scoring backhand again. Repercharge 2 – Men’s Bodyboard Dave Renaud has a tough day ahead fighting to keep a place in both Bodyboard and Men’s open. Bodyboard not being Dave’s specialist sport he came joint 3rd with the Welsh, both scoring exactly the same two waves at 1.13 each. Repercharge 2 – Men’s...
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  Heat by heat write up of the European Surfing Championships 2015 Day 3 - 15th September Ain Daab Casablanca   Repercharge 1 - Men's Open Sam Harwood was again our earliest competitor off the mark, and boy did he do well. Newquay boy Sam scored highly for the heat with a 5.33 after finding a bowly wave and tore it up. The competition is high at this event so scores are at world class level. He built on this finding back up scores to keep him in the lead. Winner of the heat and next round for Sam is repercharge...
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  Heat by heat write up of the European Surfing Championships 2015 Day 2 - 14th September Ain Daab Casablanca   Progressive 1 - Mens Open Sam Harwood was up bright and early for the second heat of the day. Light offshores gave favourable conditions to the other days but still did not give him many open faced options. He dropped the first score of the heat, a small one, but having opened up he could now be pickier and wait for the bigger scoring waves. Sam Harwood, bright and breezy. Sam found a decent left and made the best of...
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    Britain’s best competitive Surfers took on the stormy seas of Cornwall’s Fistral Beach over the weekend to battle it out for prestigious national championship titles. With the junior national titles already decided back in September, this year’s Nationals would stand alone for the first time, whilst also serving as the final of the UK Pro Surf Tour for 2014. Over 70 entries were seen for the men’s open, seniors, masters, veterans and the women’s open divisions, and with a varying forecast in hand the event organisers at Surfing GB (SGB) and The UK Pro Surf Tour (UKPST) had...
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  • Surfing Valentine's Cards ~ Now you can actually buy them!

      Surfers are sweet. Sometimes salty, but mostly sweet. And to prove it here are some surfing-themed Valentine's cards. You can buy them from our Zazzle shop. Or if you're skint, just copy and paste one of the images below onto your Valentine's Facebook page. If that doesn't do the trick, they clearly have no feelings. Click on any image to view it in the shop.   ...

    by Alfie Hayward
    Monday, 01 February 2016
  • Six Species of Surfer

      Admit it. We're a weird bunch. Here are six of the creatures you'll find yourself mingling with in the line up.   (Illustrations by Andi Pratt. Check out more of his crazy work here and on Instagram.)     And all together:       So which one are you? Or are you a different beast entirely? Let us know in the comments below.   ...

    by Alfie Hayward
    Monday, 11 January 2016
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