With Easter out the way and the start of the summer season beginning to creep up on us there’s lots of exciting things happening here at Watergate Bay and beyond. We thought we should compile a little list of all the things we’re excited about so you can get excited too…….
21st and 22nd April: British Longboard Union Surf Contest – Woolacombe.
Ok, it’s not right on our doorstep but the very first longboarding contest in the competition calendar will be kicking off at this great little North Devon Surf Spot. We’ve got our fingers crossed for some good waves and great results. Ashleigh from the O’Neill Surf Academy will be there competing so pop along and cheer her on! Hopefully Vicki will be joining her there too. With a showcase of some of the UK and Europe’s very best Longboarders it makes for some great viewing! You can keep up to date with Ashleigh over the competition via her facebook and blog pages.
21/22 April 2012: BKSA Kitesurfing National Course Racing and Wavejam - Watergate Bay
In an event that is all about speed, the country’s best kitesurfers will kick off the British Kitesurfing Association (BKSA) season, racing across a course that runs the width of the bay. It’s pretty impressive stuff and it looks on the forecast that the wind could just be perfect for it!
27th April – Watergate Bay Surf Club Hawaiian Knees Up and Club Meet
If you’ve not yet heard about the all new and very exciting Watergate Bay Surf Club then where have you been?? Hit up their facebook page for all the info and the event info can be found here. There will be an “indoor” BBQ feast (Meat and Veggy) available from the kitchen for a special price of £5 and a few cocktails on offer for those who fancy something different! It’ll give you the chance to find out what the club is all about, meet other surfers from our local community and have a super fun night at the start of what is a very exciting time for Watergate Bay and its surfing community. The club needs your support and we’d love to see you all there!
Programme of events:
18:00 ~ 19:00 General meeting (Agenda posted nearer the time, please see below**)
19:00: ~ 20:00 Kiddies entertainer (If we can find one!!)
20:00 ~ 00:00 Party on Hawaiian styley!
Fancy dress is preferred and there will be a small prize for best male, best female, best girl under 16 and boy under 16.
**A General meeting will be held to vote in a secretary and treasurer and we will then be able to inform you of other non-executive posts on offer, as well as any news so far.
1st May – Mayday, Padstow
One of our weird and wonderful local traditions lights up the seaside town of Padstow. We’re not going to even attempt to describe what it’s all about but can definitely say it’s worth a visit. Check out the website for the info! A fun day out for everyone to celebrate the coming of summer…..
5th – 7th May – English National Surfing Championships, Watergate Bay
Our National champions will be decided in the longest-running surfing competitionNow in its 40th anniversary year, the English National Championships will see up- and-coming surfers battle it out to knock established surfers off the top spot, over three devisions. An action packed weekend of some of the UK’s very best surfing talent!