Stephen Mangan – guest blog

Stephen Mangan – guest blog

Actor Stephen Mangan talks early holiday memories in Ireland, recent experiences in Cornwall and the finer points of learning to surf with the “legs of John Cleese”.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, Extreme Academy, Guest blog, WGB Magazine and tagged , , , on February 2, 2017


Things to do in Cornwall in May and June

Things to do in Cornwall in May and June

Food, surfing, gardens and more – we think we’ve covered all bases in our guide of things to do in Cornwall this May and June.

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This entry was posted in Explore Cornwall, What's on and tagged , , , , on January 4, 2017


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 and tagged , , , , on September 16, 2016


Rip Curl Grom Search

Rip Curl Grom Search

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


Passport Stamps – guest blog

Passport Stamps – guest blog

We asked Simon and Helen from Passport Stamps to tell us about their ideal weekend getaway – and of course Watergate Bay could oblige. Watch their video and read what happened when they came to stay.

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This entry was posted in Guest blog and tagged , , , , on July 7, 2016


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


Surfaced Pro surf competition

Surfaced Pro surf competition

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


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


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