English National Surfing Champs 2016 | 30 April – 2 May

English National Surfing Champs 2016 | 30 April – 2 May

Bring on the waves and the action. The UK’s top surfers will gather at Watergate Bay on the Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 May to compete for national titles.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , on April 4, 2016


Surfaced Pro – 14-15 May 2016

Surfaced Pro – 14-15 May 2016

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 March 22, 2016


Legend of the Bay – 23-24 April 2016

Legend of the Bay – 23-24 April 2016

The UK’s best stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) & kitesurfers return to Watergate Bay on 23-24 April for one big weekend of high-adrenaline watersports.

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WGB Magazine: Out in the cold

WGB Magazine: Out in the cold

The air temperature is six degrees Celsius, the water is nine, and the surf is firing. Simple maths suggests you’re better off joining them in the water than standing on the shore watching. So who’s really mad? And what, ultimately, drives cold-water surfers to take the plunge?

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, WGB Magazine and tagged , , , on February 2, 2016


Moroccan magic – guest blog by Harry Timson

Moroccan magic – guest blog by Harry Timson

A 2,000km road trip. Three Jeeps. One shower. What happened when our Extreme Academy sponsored surfer prowled Morocco in search of perfect waves.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , on February 1, 2016


The kitesurfing test – Gul’s Code Zero wetsuit

The kitesurfing test – Gul’s Code Zero wetsuit

Extreme Academy manager Carl jumped at the chance to test Gul’s new hybrid wetsuit. He puts it through its paces while kitesurfing at Watergate Bay.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , on December 1, 2015


BSUPA National SUP Surf Championships – the results

BSUPA National SUP Surf Championships – the results

The Extreme Academy played host to the BSUPA National SUP Surf Championships last weekend. And with a tail-end hurricane hitting the shore, it was a real battle.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , , on October 16, 2015


How to find the right wetsuit

How to find the right wetsuit

Our team at the Extreme Acadmey and the lovely folks at Shop on the Beach, both located on the beach slipway, tell us everything you need to know about finding the right wetsuit – and these watermen and women should know.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , on October 1, 2015


BSUPA National Surf Championships 10-11 October 2015

BSUPA National Surf Championships  10-11 October 2015

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 10-11 October 2015.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , , on September 29, 2015


Rip Curl Grom Search – the search is over

Rip Curl Grom Search – the search is over

All of the right elements came together for the final UK leg of the Rip Curl Grom Search last weekend, with fun, pumping waves and sunshine – and even some reggae beats to boot. These are the next big things in UK surfing…

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, Videos and tagged , , , on August 27, 2015