English National Surfing Champs

English National Surfing Champs

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


Legend of the Bay 2016

Legend of the Bay 2016

The UK’s best stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) & kitesurfers return to Watergate Bay on 1-2 April for one big weekend of high-adrenaline watersports.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , , , on March 22, 2016


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


Rip Curl Grom Search 2015 – the search is over

Rip Curl Grom Search 2015 – 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 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 Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, What's on and tagged , , on August 5, 2015


Cornwall’s retro surfing scene

Cornwall’s retro surfing scene

It hasn’t been hard to notice a shift in the world of surfing in recent years. Surfers are now craving a return to their counter-culture roots, shunning big-name brands for more authentic offering. And Cornwall is leading the way in adding some soul back into the surfing experience. Join us as we go on a retro tour.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy and tagged , , on July 22, 2015