Sandball at Watergate Bay: tournament review

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On July 27th Newquay Handball Club hosted Cornwall’s first ever handball, or Sandball, tournament at Watergate Bay and what a day it was. Four teams competed to become Sandball champions! Each stage of the tournament proved to be hard fought, with each team giving it their all until the very last minute to move onto […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on August 6, 2013


Boardmasters 2013 – Beach Sessions

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It’s only three weeks until Boardmasters Festival returns to Fistral and Watergate Bay, and we can’t wait! The main stage line up, at Watergate Bay, is better than ever with The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx and Brit award winning Ben Howard headlining across the weekend. Whilst over at Fistral the ‘Marley Presents Beach Sessions’ lineup is […]

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This entry was posted in Events, In the bay, Out & about and tagged , , on July 17, 2013


Sunset SUP

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Stand-up paddlesurf is the oldest form of surfing and the lastest craze to hit our shores. Paddles are used to propel the board on flat water as well as to turn and control the board when riding waves.This week we are taking advantage of the flat, still waters and running sunset SUP lessons with the […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , on July 15, 2013


Sandball at Watergate Bay 27th July

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Beach handball, or Sandball, is a fast paced, small sided game that rewards showboating. Showboating? Yep, if a team scores a goal that is deemed to be impressive or extravagant, then they win two points instead of one. The same goes if the goalkeeper scores. The team handball game of today was formed by the […]

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This entry was posted in Events, In the bay and tagged , , , on July 11, 2013


Ultra Trail post event round up

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Just over a week ago the last runner crossed the finish line at Watergate Bay after enduring a challenging 100 mile non-stop race. Ultra Trail South West is an annual event and the highlight of the British ultra running calendar attracting runners from around the globe. Each year UTSW course changes to incorporate a different […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , on July 2, 2013


Thundercats are go!

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The adrenaline-fuelled Thundercat Racing Series is making its second appearance at Watergate Bay from 28th to 30th June in the National Championships. Racing starts at 12.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay is set to host the 7th and 8th rounds of the competition over the weekend of Friday 28th – Sunday […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , on June 27, 2013


Ultra Trail 2013

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For many, running a marathon is the ultimate endurance challenge; but for a rare breed of enthusiasts 26.2 miles just isn’t enough. Welcome to the world of the ultra marathon. An endurance race dubbed as the “toughest in Britain” is set to return for its second year with a brand new route. Competitors will begin their […]

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This entry was posted in Events, In the bay and tagged , , , on June 19, 2013


What to do in Cornwall this Summer

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Summer’s here and there is so much going on in Cornwall. Choose from food festivals, music events, summer sports and fruit picking. Here’s our top 10 suggestions, what will you do in Cornwall this summer? 1. Go to as many food festivals as you can Cornwall produces some of the best food and drink in […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Flotsam & Jetsam, In the bay, Out & about and tagged , , , , on June 11, 2013


Royal Cornwall Show round up

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This weekend was the 220th year of Royal Cornwall Show and what a year it was! The show attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year all eager to see the amazing line up of Cornish produce and trade. It’s the county’s biggest annual event and is packed full of exhibits and activities which offer so […]

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Cornwall’s top ten festivals in 2013

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It’s fair to say that Cornwall hosts and eclectic mix of festivals throughout the year providing entertainment for everyone in the family, from Rock Oyster Festival to Boardmasters. Which festivals will you be attending this year? 1. Rock Oyster Festival 21st – 23rd June Rock Oyster Festival is a mid-summer celebration of food, music and […]

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This entry was posted in Eat, Events, Out & about and tagged , , , , on May 26, 2013