Legend of the Bay 2019

20 & 21 APRIL 2019 – WATERGATE BAY

Book to stay during the weekend of Legend of the Bay.

Hosted by Extreme Academy and back for a fifth year on 20 & 21 April 2019, ‘Legend’ brings together the UK’s best stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) and kitesurfers for one big weekend of high-adrenaline watersports.

Legend of the Bay film | 23-24 April 2016 from Watergate Bay Hotel on Vimeo.

Legend is a unique collaboration between the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) and the British Kitesports Association (BKSA).

Competitors can enter either individual competitions in their favoured sport – a wave jam kitesurf event, or a SUP surf competition – or they can challenge for the coveted title of ‘Legend of the Bay’, which will be awarded to the competitor with the highest combined score from both disciplines.

Lee Harvey kitesurfing
All photography © Bob Berry.

2017 Event round-up

Unfortunately the 2018 event had to be postponed.

Conditions for 2017 were brutally challenging, testing the strength and the ability of the UK’s best watermen and women. Our very own Josh Coombes from Extreme Academy eventually reigned supreme, taking joint crown of the Legend title alongside reigning champion Dom Moore.

This year, Tina Beresfoot, current BSUPA Womens National Champion, has already confirmed her entry. A local girl hailing from Newquay, she will be representing Team GB at the ISA World Paddleboard Championships later this year. Previous BSUPA Mens Champion Neil Gent has also signed up. Neil is a proficient kitesurf and has come close to being crowded Legend of the Bay in previous years.

Whatever the outcome, Legend is always a nail-biting spectator event from the water’s edge.

Kitesurfing Legend of the Bay
Kitsurfing at Legend of the Bay
Josh Coombes kitesufing in Legend of the Bay
Lee Harvey kitesuring

The Beach Hut

Don’t forget The Beach Hut overlooking Watergate Bay will be open from 9am-9pm offering the best seats in the house with an Extreme Hot Chocolate in tow.

Watergate Bay Hotel

If you want to make a weekend of it we also still have some rooms available at Watergate Bay Hotel. Book online or contact our reservation team on 01637 860543.

Ladies SUP
Massive waves for the SUP event
Hitting the lip on a SUP
Josh Coombes SUP

For more information take a look at the BSUPA website or contact BSUPA Events Director Richard Marsh on [email protected] or www.webcollect.org.uk/wcws to enter the event.

Legends opens this year’s packed calendar of events at Watergate Bay.

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