Friday, 29 April 2011

Kernow Student surf contest

The Kernow Student surf kayak contest happened on Wednesday in nice 2-3ft surf with northerly cross shore winds. These were great conditions for this event as it allowed all paddlers a chance to get some waves. There were a few students who had never surf kayaked before so that really helped with the confidence. Here are some pictures from the day in no particular order. Above is 2nd place? paddler and English team member Phil Watson.

Judging area. The contest site at Gwithian near Hayle is perfect. You can see the action really easily from the cliff and it has all the facilities you need, like a great cafe (Sunset surf) toilets and parking.

Godrevy light house in the distance. The waves always looked a bit better at Godrevy but it didn't matter. Every one had a great time with a nice fun vibe to the day.

The Vally demo boats went out and were enjoyed lots. We aim to support more surf kayak events in the future, Our main man in Kernow, Denzil has a comp later in the year (Sept time) and North Devon shredder Steve Chivers is also hosting the British champs (I think) which we aim to be with the Valley Range. Demos will be available at these events so pop along with your kit and try one out!

A tough day at the office for Ewart!

A big thanks to Tim Elks and Steve Bowens from Falmouth Marine School for letting us get involved.

Part 2 pics on the way.