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


Josh and Dom crowned Legends

Josh and Dom crowned Legends

All hail our very own Josh Coombes from Extreme Academy, as he takes joint title of Legend of the Bay 2015 alongside reigning champ Dom Moore in challenging conditions.

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This entry was posted in In the bay, Events, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , , on April 21, 2015


Josh Coombes: Legend of the Bay – 27/28 April 2015

Josh Coombes: Legend of the Bay – 27/28 April 2015

One of the UK’s most unique sports events ‘Legend of the Bay’ returns to Watergate Bay for its second year on 18 & 19 April 2015 – a multidisciplinary competition combining stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and kitesurfing. Our very own instructor Josh Coombes from The Extreme Academy will be entering once more, aiming give competitors a run for their money.

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This entry was posted in Events, Extreme Academy, Best of 2015 and tagged , , , on March 31, 2015


Meet the Timpsons

Meet the Timpsons

Extreme Academy’s team surfer, Harry Timson, and his family recently featured in surfer’s bible Wavelength magazine. We take a sneak peak.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , , on November 26, 2014


Mark, Harry and Josh

Mark, Harry and Josh

Harry, Josh and Mark are three local guys who all have a passion for watersports. Be it surfing or kitesurfing you’ll regularly find these three in the ocean. We caught up with them to see where they’ve been and what they’ve been up to over summer.

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This entry was posted in Out & about, Extreme Academy and tagged , , , , on October 6, 2014


Strapless Kitesurfing

Strapless Kitesurfing

Strapless kitesurfing combines the best of surfing and kitesurfing in one exhilarating sport. And you can now learn to strapless kitesurf at Extreme Academy

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , on September 12, 2014


Top 10 tips for a beginner kitesurfer

Top 10 tips for a beginner kitesurfer

Kitesurfing is a form of kite boarding that’s specific to wave riding. It’s the ultimate connection between wind and waves. We spoke to the team in the Extreme Academy to ask for their 10 top tips for a beginner kitesurfer.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , on September 10, 2014


SUP – Stand Up Paddle Boarding

SUP – Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand-up paddleboarding is the oldest form of surfing, originating in Hawaii. The sport really took off in 2005 when the first SUP competitions took place. Since then the sport has grown in popularity and gained a huge following.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy and tagged , , on September 6, 2014


Meet the team – Carl

Meet the team – Carl

Having worked at Watergate Bay for over 8 years, it’s fair to say Carl has a lot of fun at work as Sports Manager at Extreme Academy.

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This entry was posted in Extreme Academy, Meet The Team and tagged , , on July 25, 2014