BSUPA National Surf SUP Championships

BSUPA National Surf SUP Championships

Hosted by Extreme Academy, plans for this year’s British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) National Surf Championships are well under way – once again being held at Watergate Bay over the weekend of 1-2 October 2016.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , , on September 19, 2017


Surfaced Pro surf competition

Surfaced Pro surf competition

We were asked to host a new event promoting gender equality in surfing – the first UK surf event to award equal prize money of £2,000 to both men and women riders. We said yes.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , , on June 4, 2017


Legend of the Bay 2017

Legend of the Bay 2017

Back for a third year on 1&2 April 2017, Legend brings together the UK’s best stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) and kitesurfers. Take a look at the results and highlights.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , , , on April 3, 2017


Stephen Mangan – guest blog

Stephen Mangan – guest blog

Actor Stephen Mangan talks early holiday memories in Ireland, recent experiences in Cornwall and the finer points of learning to surf with the “legs of John Cleese”.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, Guest blog, WGB Magazine and tagged , , , on February 2, 2017


Oliver Berry – guest blog

Oliver Berry – guest blog

Oliver Berry is a travel writer and photographer based in Cornwall. Given his wide globetrotting travel experience, we couldn’t wait to read what he sad to say about a weekend with us in his home county.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, Food and drink, Guest blog, Swim Club and tagged , , , , , on January 23, 2017


Handplaning workshops at Watergate

Handplaning workshops at Watergate

Nothing beats throwing yourself into the waves for a body surf. Armed with your own own wooden hand plane created at our hand planing workshop on Saturday 4 March, led by James Otter of Otter Surfboards, it’s even better.

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This entry was posted in Active breaks, Extreme Academy and tagged , , on November 2, 2016


Thundercat Championships – 19 & 20 November

Thundercat Championships – 19 & 20 November

Expect high drama, big airs and even people overboard as the ‘world’s toughest watersport’ – ThunderCat Racing – returns to Watergate Bay from 24-25 May 2016.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , , , , on September 19, 2016


Hand Luggage Only – guest blog

Hand Luggage Only – guest blog

Lloyd and Yaya are the London lads behind Hand Luggage Only, a travel blog with a side of food and photography inspiration. Here’s what happened when we invited them to stay at Watergate Bay Hotel.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, Food and drink, Guest blog, Swim Club and tagged , , , , on September 16, 2016


Rip Curl Grom Search

Rip Curl Grom Search

Half of International GromSearch winners are on the World Surf Tour… who will be next one? Rip Curl’s search to find the best under-16 surfers on Europe’s best waves will be hitting Newquay’s shores Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , on August 15, 2016


UKSRL Surfboats | Saturday 16 July at Watergate Bay

UKSRL Surfboats | Saturday 16 July at Watergate Bay

Described as one of the most visually spectacular sporting disciplines in the world, the UK Surf Rowers League (UKSRL) is stopping at Watergate Bay this weekend on Saturday 16 July at 4pm as part of the six-event Summer Series.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , on June 16, 2016