Watergate Bay to host English National Champs
English National Surfing Championships
Watergate Bay, Newquay UK
5 - 7 May 2012
Event to run on the Spring Bank Holiday
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 April, 2012 : - - The Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay will again play host to one of Europe’s longest-running surfing competitions in May. The best surfers from across the country will flock to the famous stretch of Cornish sand to compete for the title of English champion over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of 5-7 May 2012.
Now in its 40th year, the English National Surfing Championships is one of the oldest and largest competitions on the British surfing calendar, attracting competitors in top form after their winter training spent in foreign locations like Indonesia, Hawaii and Australia.
Current English Open division champion Tom Butler has just returned from a winter of big wave surfing in Ireland and is very keen to retain his title.
Tom has established himself as an all round talented surfer, both on the competitive circuit and through his big wave surfing. His recent exploits in 50 ft surf at Mullaghmore, Ireland, saw him nominated for the 2012 Billabong XXXL awards which recognise the biggest waves ridden in the past year from around the world.
Source: Extreme Academy
Author: Caragh O'Donnell
Tags: Watergate Bay, English Surfing Championships