Jay Quinn takes out 2018 British Surfing Championships

Jay Quinn has been crowned 2018 British surfing champion at Fistral Beach, in Newquay, England.

The iconic Cornish surf break has once again welcomed Britain's best surfers. This year, athletes were confronted with challenging, yet highly contestable ocean conditions.

The British Surfing Championships attracted riders from England, Wales, Scotland and the Channel Islands, who competed for individual titles, but also for their nations' flags in the British Cup of Surfing.

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Sanded launches Australian-made fused carbon tape for surfboard reinforcement

Surfboard manufacturing supplier Sanded Australia has developed a thermal bonded non-woven carbon tape to be used in the construction of surfboards. And it's made in Australia.

Composite rail tapes have become an important part of surfboard construction. With the rise of EPS/Epoxy surfboards, carbon rail and stringers, tapes have become more function over fashion, as they help with the flex/strength performance of the surfboard.

"We are not the first to make this product for surfboards, but we are the first to get it manufactured here in Australia," notes John Dowse, owner of Sanded Australia.

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Yago Dora wins inaugural Red Bull Airborne

Yago Dora won the Red Bull Airborne France, a World Surf League (WSL) specialty event, in four foot waves at Plage des Culs Nus, in Hossegor, France.

The inaugural Red Bull Airborne hosted an 18-man field consisting of a cross-section of the world's best surfers from the elite Championship Tour and a global field of aerial specialists.

Twenty-two-year-old Dora topped the final, which also included Griffin Colapinto, Jack Freestone, Kalani David, Matt Meola, and Eithan Osborne.

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