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


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


English National Champions come to Watergate Bay

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Tomorrow sees the 41st English National Surfing Championships return to Watergate Bay hosted by Extreme Academy and sponsored by P20. The event attracts the best surfers from across the country to compete for the English title in 14 categories. Past winner Oli Adams (2008) and defending ladies champion, Hannah Harding, will be battling for the […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , on May 3, 2013


Mark ‘Egor’ Harris: English National Surfing Championships

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A highlight of the UK surfing calendar will return to Watergate Bay on 4th-6th May when the 41st English National Surfing Championships takes place. Hosted by the Extreme Academy and sponsored by sun protection brand P20, the competition will attract the best surfers from across the country to compete for the English title in 14 […]

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


Josh Coombes: Legends of the Bay – 27th/28th April

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  Legends of the Bay is a brand new competition at Watergate Bay bringing together stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) and kitesurfers, and will be taking place on the weekend of 27th April and 28th April. It’s the first collaboration between the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) and the British Kitesports Association (BKSA) and judging by the […]

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on April 18, 2013


Top ten tips for a beginner surfer

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  Watergate Bay is on the north coast of Cornwall, the perfect place to catch some waves and learn to surf. With waves currently rolling in between 3-5ft tall it’s time to book in a lesson at Extreme Academy and take to the Atlantic. But before you plunge into the ocean take a look at […]

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , on April 12, 2013


Torpedos at the Extreme Academy

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  The Extreme Academy is pleased to announce the arrival of the ‘Torpedo’, a surf board looking craft standing at 55 inches tall (4.5ft). Designed to encourage children to stand up, they are light, easy to carry and great fun in the water. Perfect for your budding surfers! The idea is that youngsters can use the […]

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , on April 3, 2013


Surf Lessons with Extreme Academy

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  The morning surf lesson warming up before hitting the waves. Perfect conditions today for beginners! http://www.watergatebay.co.uk/extremeacademy.htm

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on July 6, 2012


Perfect conditions for SUP

Conditions are perfect for a spot of Stand Up Paddleboarding this week! Have you ever tried it? What do you think of the sport? If you fancy a lesson, you can book with our Extreme Academy here »

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on June 19, 2012