English Surfing Fed delays national surfing champs
English National Surfing Championships
Watergate Bay, Newquay UK
5 - 7 May 2012
Small wave conditions and poor swell forecast delay event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 May, 2012 : - - The English National Surfing Championships has been postponed until next weekend, 12-13 May, due to small wave conditions and a poor swell forecast. The English Surfing Federation (ESF) has made the decision to defer the event which was due to take place at the Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay this bank holiday weekend 5-7 May.
The famous surfing contest will now be rescheduled for the following weekend subject to conditions. A final decision will be made on Thursday 10 May. ESF Chairman Andy Sturt said: “We are at the mercy of mother nature and if the weather systems aren’t generating any surf then we can not compete. “It is immensely frustrating but we do plan for alternative dates when such conditions occur. At the end of the day we really want the best possible surf for competitors”.
The ESF has worked closely with surf science students from Cornwall College in preparation for this event. 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 from across the UK. The competition includes: open, senior, masters, veterans, ladies, and junior divisions, with champions from each category eligible to represent England in international championship events later in the year.
You can find out more information about the event and how to enter at englishsurfing.co.uk or follow them on Facebook or Twitter. For more information on the events taking place at Watergate Bay please visit: watergatebay.co.uk/events.htm.
Source: Extreme Academy
Author: Caragh O'Donnell / Kate Ardron
Tags: Watergate Bay, English Surfing Championships