Our new GUL Waterman wetsuits

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Hand planing is the latest craze to take hold on the Cornish shores and our guys at the Extreme Academy try and get into the surf with a hand plane as often as possible. Recently we received a set of Waterman wetsuits from our friends at Gul to use specifically on our on hand planing lessons, here’ s why they have made such a difference.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on March 27, 2014


Josh Coombes

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You may recognise Josh if you’ve ever been for a lesson with Extreme Academy, but what you may not know if Josh is a professional kitesurfer. We caught up with him to see what he’s been up to.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on February 28, 2014


Mark ‘Egor’ Harris

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Mark Harris, a.k.a Egor was born and raised in Newquay. With the beaches as his backyard he was destined to become a true surfing gent.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on February 4, 2014


Harry Timson

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Watergate Bay has been Harry Timson’s local surf break for as long as he has been surfing. We caught up with Harry to see what he’s been up to and where he’s been…

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on January 26, 2014


The history of Watergate Bay

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Watergate Bay Hotel’s history stretches back to 1904.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, Flotsam & Jetsam, Living Space, Photos, Swim Club, The Beach Hut and tagged , , , , on November 6, 2013


BSUPA event round up

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Last weekend, Extreme Academy hosted the fifth British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) National Championships at Watergate Bay.

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy, In the bay and tagged , , , , on October 8, 2013


11 gnarly surfing facts

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Can you guess the most amount of people to ever surf on the same surf board?

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on September 28, 2013


Surfing in Autumn

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Autumn is a great time of year to get into the ocean and learn to surf; forget about the cold, the sea is actually pretty warm throughout the autumn months.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on September 26, 2013


BSUPA National Championships

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Hosted by Extreme Academy the fifth British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) National Championships will take place over the weekend of 4th to 6th October at Watergate Bay. Britain’s best stand up paddleboarders will head for the waves to compete for the title of National SUP Wave Champion. Stand up paddle boarding is the oldest […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy, In the bay and tagged , , , , on September 13, 2013


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