With 3 weeks to go before the 6th Jesus Longboard Classic in Polzeath, North Cornwall, expectations are high after the success of previous years. The event will be held at its traditional venue over the weekend of 6th – 7th October, using the ‘Tubestation’ as its contest base.
It’s a great contest for both those who have not entered a competition before and those seasoned contest surfers. 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.
This year the event will precede the revised date for the Jesus surf classic to be held at Croyde on 13th – 14th October, so it looks like being a very busy 10 days or so for all the volunteers. Organisers Christian Surfers UK are very pleased to be continuing their partnering with ‘Nineplus’, ‘Tubestation’ and ‘360 photography’ to bring you the 2012 Jesus Longboard Classic, but also welcome new partners ‘Finisterre’ clothing and ‘Treleavens ice cream’ as co-sponsors.
With the Jesus Surf Classic growing every year Christian Surfers took the decision 6 years ago, to give the Longboard community their own dedicated event. This was done to enlarge the entry numbers and increase the number of categories being contested. Also to give the competitive longboard community a more focused stage to highlight the progression of UK longboarding. As in previous years there are four categories, Open, Womens, Junior (U18) and Masters (over 35). The event has always attracted some of the top longboard surfers in the UK, with previous winners including Ben Skinner, Ben Howarth and Candice O’Donnell.
Polzeath Beach is ideal for longboarding, and no matter what the weather conditions the surfers will be well looked after at the event HQ ‘Tubestation‘- Polzeath’s unique “surf lounge”.
Contest Director Phil Williams, head of Christian Surfers UK said that “After such great events in previous years, we are very excited to be running the Jesus Longboard Classic again this year at Polzeath. As with ‘The Jesus’, there’ll be some great hospitality for the competitors, as well as a prize purse of £1,000, with first place in the Open event winning £250”
This year as part of the festival there will be a European premiere of the new longboard movie from New Zealand entitled ‘Flux’, produced by Australian longboarder Andrew Carruthers. It’s about 10 surfers travelling together for 10 days with one goal in mind. The movie will be shown at 8 PM on Saturday the 6th at the Tubestation, and entry is free.
Christian Surfers UK are very grateful to the key sponsors and also to Cornwall county council and and RNLI life guards for their assistance. Combining the resources of these organisations should make for a top class competition.
We are also very pleased that although not forming part of their contest series, the event is being endorsed by the British Longboard Union (BLU).
Entry forms can be downloaded from www.christiansurfers.co.uk – and watch out for posters in surf shops near you. It will be available to book online in a few days time, keep an eye on the website to see when that is available.
For further details contact on the contest contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07870830182, and for more information on Christian Surfers UK, including all the latest news on the events log onto www.christiansurfers.co.uk , and for more information on the Tubestation log onto www.tubestation.org