Stand Up Paddle: some surfers enjoy a helping hand

Next weekend 4th and 5th September sees a British Stand Up Paddle Association supported event run by The Gower Paddle Club going ahead in the beautiful location of The Gower in South Wales.

The Gower Battle of the Paddle in association with Bae Fest promises to be a fantastic event but due to the style of the event we are awaiting feedback from BSUPA insurers to let us know if it can be included as a BSUPA Series Race Event.

The Gower Paddle Surf Club have our thanks for taking on this event on such short notice due to the original organisers pulling out.

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Greg Lazarus: indoor aerial champ

The European Flowriding Championships will be held in Cornwall, between the 4th and 5th September.

The most thrilling extreme sports champions from Sweden, Holland and Germany will hit the artificial waves of the Retallack Resort’s Loop complex to decide who will be heading to the Wave House Sentosa, Singapore, for the World FlowRider Championships (October 29-31).

Ben Skinner and Adam Griffiths (winner of the first UK Pro Surfers Flowriding Championship) are confirmed to attend this inaugural event.

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Romain Cloitre: his breaks are fine tuned

Round Two of the Ferrolterra Movistar Pantin Classic Presented by Billabong was completed today with gale force off-shore winds battering the line-up making for tricky conditions for the entire international field of athletes. After yesterday’s sweltering heat it was the wind that played havoc at the main event site. Late this afternoon Round Two of the Cabreiroa Surfing Girls was also completed during another marathon day of competition.

There were clean 3-4ft (1m) waves on offer throughout the day however with the strong winds and the huge low tide during the middle of the day conditions played a major role in the competitor’s game plan when entering the water.

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