(Polzeath 28th – 29th October 2015)
For the first time the very popular 9th Jesus Longboard Classic surf contest had to be postponed back in October due to completely flat ocean conditions, with the new date set for pretty late in the contest calendar 28th and 29th of November. With just under three weeks to go the popularity of this event however continues with over 60 entrants already registered for this cool water surf contest.
The great news is there is no better place to hold a late autumn contest than at Polzeath due to the amazing facility of the Tubestation surf lounge where the contest is based. Competitors can hang out in the lovely warm surroundings (Log burner) less than 20 m from the beach, enjoying great hospitality, watching surf movies, and catching up with friends.
In addition to the full weekend of contest action the weekend has also been planned to coincide with the celebrations of turning on the towns Christmas lights and also local band ‘Grenaways’ fresh back from their UK tour performing at a local pub. All this means that this event should prove to be a fantastic weekend for all involved.
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 event follows on from the 23rd Jesus Surf Classic held at Croyde over the weekend of 12th – 13th September, which attracted over 140 of the UK’s top surfers. Organisers Christian Surfers UK are very pleased to be continuing their partnering with ‘Tubestation’, ‘Finisterre’, and a new supporter Zeaglass, and Era (Water Safety) to bring you the 2015 Jesus Longboard Classic.
With the Jesus Surf Classic growing every year Christian Surfers took the decision 9 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. The same four categories will continue, Open, Women’s, Junior (U18) and Masters (over 35), but for the first time and due to feedback from the competitors we will be introducing a new Grandmasters division (over 50s). 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.
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, although a bit later in the season than was originally planned. As with ‘The Jesus’, there’ll be some great hospitality for the competitors, as well as a prize fund of over £1,000 worth of prizes. Looking forward to see if last year’s Mens and Women’s Open winner Connor Griffiths and Emily Currie can retain their titles.
Christian Surfers UK are very grateful to the key sponsors and also to Cornwall county council 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).
You can enter online via www.christiansurfers.co.uk/register or via the website contest page. If you have previously entered your registration and had confirmation of this, you need take no further action.
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