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


Hand planing with Extreme Academy

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Hand planing – a turbo-charged version of bodysurfing Hand planing is a means of bodysurfing; using the small plane to lift yourself in the water and ride the waves to the shore line. It’s an easy sport to learn but can take years of practice to become a master and perform some of the more […]

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on August 1, 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


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