English National Surfing Championships 2018

English National Surfing Championships 2018

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 May 9, 2018


Guest blog – An Instagrammers dream

Guest blog – An Instagrammers dream

Travel blogger and Instagrammer Lauren, from NY to Anywhere is always on the look out for the perfect Instagram opportunity. She headed to Watergate Bay to find the most Insta-worthy spots on the north coast of Cornwall.

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This entry was posted in Guest blog and tagged , , , on April 9, 2018


The Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb

The Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb

The new Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb, Cornwall’s first motorsport event on a closed public road, will take place on the weekend of 15/16 September.

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This entry was posted in What's on and tagged , , , , on March 14, 2018


Ultimate Library – guest blog

Ultimate Library – guest blog

When Ultimate Library was asked to curate the Library at Watergate Bay, we were honoured. We knew how important this task would be after learning that Swim Club (in which the Library would sit) was the main area of relaxation in the hotel – aside from the beach of course!

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This entry was posted in Guest blog, Swim Club and tagged , , , , on March 13, 2018


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 January 4, 2018


Lizzie Outside – guest blog

Lizzie Outside – guest blog

SUP record breaker Lizzie Outside visits Watergate Bay Hotel and tries her hand at surfing. Read her story and find out how you can give it a try.

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This entry was posted in Active breaks, Extreme Academy, Guest blog and tagged , , , , on December 15, 2017


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