The 2013 POSCA British National Surf Championships
The most prestigious and sort after title of them all is up for grabs again as The 2013 POSCA British National Surf Championships returns to Fistral Beach, Newquay from Novemeber 1st-3rd in a celebration of Surfing! 3 days of electrifying and fierce competitive surfing mixed in with a selection of activities and a healthy dose of social events will take place, at the end of which the 2013 British Champions will be crowned.
To adapt to the growth of Surfing in the UK and the success of last years event, the decision was made by organisers at Surfing GB and The UK Pro Surf Tour to extend the competition to 3 days. Thanks to POSCA Pens continued and passionate support of Surfing in the UK the event will again see a professional approach to its operation, whilst the creative aspects of POSCA will be unleashed upon all attending. Calyspo Soft Drinks, Offsure Insurance, Adams Surfboards, Snugg Wetsuits, BeachBum and 110% Surfing Techniques are also providing vital support for the operation of the event.
Alan Stokes on the way to 2012 Open victory
The event again holds special significance for UK surfers as its the final and deciding stop of the 2013 UK Pro Surf Tour. Meaning that tour champions will be decided and 2 Star UK Pro Tour points will be up for grabs for the Open and Women’s competitors, with the men looking at a £1000 first place prize purse. The UK’s top surfers will all be on show including last years champions Alan Stokes and Keisha Eyre, with strong competition from renowned chargers Russell Winter, Tom Butler, Luis Eyre, Oli Adams and Jayce Robinson whilst Hannah Harding, Peony Knight and an array of elite female surfers will challenge for the title. Vital points will also be sought after by the juniors as they battle for their ranking points to earn selection for The GB Junior Squad.
Divisions for entry are as follows:
- Mens Open
- Womens Open
- P20 Pro Junior
- U18′s Boys (Supproted by Adams Surfboards)
- U18’s Girls (Supported by Snugg wetsuits)
- U16′s Boys (Supported by BeachBum)
- U16’s Girls
- U14′S Boys & Girls
- U12′s Open (Supported by 110% Surfing)
- Seniors Open (over 28)
- Masters Open (over 35)
- Veterans Open (over 45)
Bekki Griffiths, marketing manager for the POSCA commented “We are absolutely delighted to continue to support Surfing in the UK. The British National Surf Championships create a vital platform for competitive surfers to perform on and its brilliant to see that so many of them have POSCA’D up boards now! We look forward to engaging with competitors and spectators to demonstrate how almost any surface can be POSCA’D on and hopefully bring a little something extra to this already great event”.
In celebration of Surfing and the life of a Surfer, Saturday night will see the surf community unite to raise money and awareness for the recently passed local lad Anton Hawkins and continue his commitment to the inspiring charity Waves For Water. http://www.wavesforwater.org/courier/anton-hawkins-a-life-lived-to-the-fullest. Fistral Beach Bar will play host to an array of musical delights (Line up to be announced) from 7:30pm onwards, all welcome so please spread the word!!
Sunday night sees the annual UK Pro Surf Tour awards kick off in fine fashion at the Carnmarth Hotel, Fistral. Awards from throughout the UK’s surf industry will be given out and its certainly a night worth attending. Tickets can be purchased direct from The UK Pro Surf Tour.
2012 Womens Champions Keshia Eyre
“Surfing GB continues to take steps forward and is committed to operating these events with the desires of the Surfers in mind. We want to build on the strength and progress of the achievements over the past year whilst working together with UKPSA and helping to grow the sport to where it should be” Alex Williams, SGB Director of Media.
All event enquires to Nick Rees the SGB Operations Manager: email@example.com / 07711263584