Entries and sponsors are signing up for the first event on the UK Pro Surf Tour – Surfaced Pro, at Watergate Bay on 16 & 17 April. Focusing on equality the surfing event will showcase the best male and female surfers in the south west and award points on skill rather than the amount of waves caught.
Student spokesperson Bethany Osborn said: “We are delighted to announce that we have secured the support of Extreme Academy based at Watergate Bay; an iconic surfing location on the north coast of Cornwall which has an active role within the surf industry and a venue that has hosted many competitions over the years.
“We’ve also received support from Treviglas Surf Academy who will be sponsoring the event and entering a few contestants. The Bowgie Inn at Crantock will be sponsoring the women’s catergory and Zumba – Tastic Newquay will also be getting there groove on and maybe we will find who is the best UK Pro Surf Tour dancer?”
Entries for the competition remain open and organisers are hoping that the point system being used will encourage all of the surfers to push the boundaries of their abilities, aiming for that perfect score.
The event is being organised by the students from the FdSc Surf Science and Technology course based at Cornwall College Newquay.
Bethany continued: “This is a great opportunity for us to show case the work that we do at the college and I would welcome any other businesses, keen on sponsoring the event, to get in touch.”
Sponsorship is still available for the competition, if you would like any more information on this please contact via the contests email – Surfacedpro2016@gmail.com