The UK’s best surfers will descend on Watergate Bay next month to compete for the chance to be national champion.
Firmly established on the European surfing calendar, the English National Surfing Championships, sponsored by P20, takes places from Saturday 3 – Monday 5 May hosted by Extreme Academy and organised by Surf Science and Technology students from Cornwall College’s Newquay campus.
The event marks the beginning of the UK Pro Surf Association Tour (UKPSAT), in which the next generation of surfers go head to head with more experienced tour members.
Champions will be decided across 14 divisions which include Open, Longboard, Masters, Veterans, Ladies and Junior categories.
Newquay’s Mark Harris came third in last year’s Men’s Open, losing to Russell Winter in the final. Mark said: ‘The English Nationals is the first event of the year so everyone’s been training all winter. I’ve been surfing lots of spots that don’t usually break, because of the abnormally large swells, so it’s been a good winter to be at home.’
The event is free to attend. We’ll see you on the sand.