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 Events, Extreme Academy, Best of 2015 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 Events, Extreme Academy 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 Events, Videos, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , on August 27, 2015


Rip Curl Grom Search | 15-16 August

Rip Curl Grom Search | 15-16 August

Rip Curl’s search to find the ultimate junior surfer is coming to Watergate Bay on 15 and 16 August. Half of International GromSearch winners are on the World Surf Tour… who will be next one?

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , on August 5, 2015


The GoPro bodyboarding challenge

The GoPro bodyboarding challenge

Here’s what happened when we challenged the Extreme Academy team to film their bodyboard sessions out in the water at Watergate Bay.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, Best of 2015 and tagged , on May 17, 2015


Results: English National Championships 2015

Results: English National Championships 2015

May bank holiday saw the best in British surfing battle it out in some very ‘British’ conditions as part of the UK’s longest running surfing competition.

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy and tagged on May 7, 2015