Jesus Surf Classic
Jesus Surf Series
Croyde Bay, North Devon, UK
13 - 14 September, 2014
Christian Surfers organise 22nd Jesus Surf Classic
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 April, 2014 - Organisers Christian Surfers UK are pleased to confirm that they plan to hold the Jesus Surf Series contests again in 2014.
The 22nd Jesus Surf Classic, which has become one of the biggest and longest running surf contests in the UK, comes to its North Devon home of Croyde Bay once again over the weekend of 13th – 14th September. This year will also include a charity fundraiser on Saturday evening in Croyde Village Hall for Paul's Place.
Over £2000 of prize money will be shared between the eight categories, with the Open Mens' surfing champion receiving £350. Last year’s hugely successful 21st anniversary event was oversubscribed with over 130 entries, so contestants are being advised to get their entry forms in early.
Over 100 Christian Surfers volunteers from around the country will be involved in organising the weekend, making it ideal for competitors, supporters and, of course, their families. The weekend’s event will be based around the event marquee and BBQ, and surf and skate movies will be shown on the large screen throughout the weekend.
There will be a Big Move skateboard competition on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the purpose-built skate park. We are looking forward to seeing lots of skaters coming down to this event once again.
The standard of surfing is always very high, with Woolacombe local, Stuart Campbell, winning the 21st Mens event last year and North Devon’s Peony Knight taking victory in the Womens Open division. It is also, however, a great opportunity for those wishing to enter their first competition in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Every year more and more under 12s enter for the first time, with newcomer Jordan Zervas winning last year.
The contest has a reputation for supporting and raising funds for other charities and this year is no different. There will be live music, refreshments and the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for key local charity, Paul's Place, at Croyde Village Hall on the Saturday night.
The dates for the eighth Jesus Longboard Classic have also been confirmed and this will take place at its traditional venue of Polzeath over the weekend 11th - 12th of October, using the Tubestation as its contest base.
With great hospitality guaranteed and an enthusiastic bunch of volunteers, this event continues to grow in popularity, so again ensure you get your entries in as soon as the forms have been released. The Jesus Longboard Classic has a well deserved reputation for its friendly atmosphere and relaxed vibe, as well as the later rounds being highly competitive.
As in previous years, there are four categories sharing over £1000 in prize money: Open, Womens, Junior (U18) and Masters (over 35), with the possibility of a new Over 50s division.