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day 3 of the BUCS Surf Championships

The sun finally made an appearance for the Finals day of BUCS, which once again saw challenging surf conditions, with persistent onshore winds and lots of white water. The day began with the girls, who opted for inside double ups, which provided enough potential to see Lizzie Lewis, Gabbie Rowe, Jessica Henry and Mollie Eskine…

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Day 2 of the BUCS Surf Championships

Day 2 saw more solid, but tricky conditions at the BUCS Surf Championships. The day kicked off with the girls, which saw impressive performances across the board, particularly from Gabbie Rowe from FXU, who notched heat total of the round. The spectators were once again out in force and although many seemed a little fragile,…

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Kelly Slater lands 720

Is there no end to the man? Kelly Slater lands a 720 in a free surf with Kolohe Adinho and Brett Simpson. Granted, it’s a aerial 540 rotation, with a reverse landing… BUT he rides it out, lands smooth, and we’re happy for the King to claim it. Kelly, we salute you!!!    

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Jaws: Fails, Bails, And Thrills

Sometimes you just have to put your head down, paddle hard, hold on, and hope for the best. You could end up with the ride of your life, or the wipeout of your life. Such is the nature of the beast that is big wave surfing. Video: Dylan McNeil Music: Van Halen

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DAY 1 BUCS Surf Champs

A solid swell and strong off shores made for tough conditions at Day 1 of the BUCS surfing competition.   Despite a few rescues and broken boards, the event saw big heat totals and strong surfing from the likes of Rhys Poulton, Chris Kelly and Jamie Banks, all accompanied by the usual student enthusiasm for…

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O’Neill cold water classic

16-Man Field Confirmed for 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational O’Neill is pleased to announce the confirmed field of competition for the 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Specialty Event will take place at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.The 16 unsponsored surfers will vie…

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HANGING HEELS IN WEST PENWITH

Wherever the cool-water Atlantic greets our rugged coastline, sometimes with a kiss, mostly with a slap, there is now a thriving longboard culture. Why? It’s all about that unbeatable sense of trim – pure balance at maximum speed. To trim literally means to cut away, to get rid of superfluous activity for absolute lightness of…

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Ester Spears lays down his view

With the BUCS Surf Champs imminent, we thought we would get the thoughts of Ester Spears, Contest Director. So far as we know the BUCS Surf Champs is the biggest surf event in Europe so far as competitors go – what is it like being the contest director of this? With over 400 surfers and nearly…