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


BSUPA National Surf SUP Championships 1-2 October 2016

BSUPA National Surf SUP Championships 1-2 October 2016

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, 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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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, The Beach Hut, Zacry's and tagged , , , , on September 16, 2016


Rip Curl Grom Search 2016 – 3-4 September

Rip Curl Grom Search 2016 – 3-4 September

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


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 – 11 & 12 June 2016

Surfaced Pro – 11 & 12 June 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