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Jesus Surf Series
Dates announced for the 2013 Jesus surf series surf contests
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 February, 2013 : - - Organiser’s Christian surfers UK are pleased to confirm that they plan to hold the Jesus Surf series contests again in 2013. The 21st Jesus Surf Classic comes to its North Devon home once again, over the weekend of 14th – 15th September with the new Groms ( U12 ) division continuing, and the mobile Skatepark back again ( Weather permitting ).
The Jesus Surf Classic is organised and run by Christian Surfers UK and this year there is over £2000 of prize money to be shared between the eight categories, with the Open men’s surfing champion receiving £350. Last year’s hugely successful 20th anniversary event was oversubscribed with over 130 entries so contestants are being advised to get their entry forms in early.
As before, 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. There will be a skate park, 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 20th Men’s event last year, and North Devon’s Peony Knight taking victory Open Women’s division, along with a nice cheque and trophy. It is also however a great opportunity for those wishing to enter their first competition, in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
The Jesus Surf Classic has become one of the biggest and longest running surf contests in the UK, and Christian Surfers UK are once again very much looking forward to hosting it at one of the best beach breaks on the North Coast, Croyde Bay.
The dates for the seventh Jesus Longboard Classic have also been confirmed and will take place at its traditional venue of Polzeath over the weekend 19th - 20th of October, using the ‘Tubestation’ as its contest base.
With great hospitality guaranteed, and a great bunch of volunteers, this event continues to grow in popularity, so again ensure you get your entries in once 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, Women’s, Junior (U18) and Masters (over 35), and the possibility of a new Over 50’s division.
All previous competitors will be sent an entry form nearer the event, and you will be able to pay online, or by cheque.
Author: Phil Williams
Tags: Jesus Surf Series, Christian Surfers UK