This was going to be a historic year for the sport of surfing. Journalists at The New York Times spoke with the world’s top surfers to go behind the scenes as the sport prepares to make its Olympic debut … next year.
2017 Caravan & Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships supported by Korev
England, you have your champions. In a weekend that saw Mother Nature throw the proverbial kitchen sink and show us her many moods, nineteen surfers have left with the ultimate prize as the new champions of England.
As contest organisers prepared their competition structure late into the evening on Friday, the 20 minute heats totalled 29 hours of competition, and with a beautiful stretch of Cornish coastline to play with the surf forecast for Perranporth was the last challenge to work around.
Day broke on Saturday with an event village greeting the surfers, filled with sponsors, a skate ramp, sports massage services and even some live DJ’s thrown in for the entertainment. Small clean surfed arrived just as ordered and a fantastic day of surfing kicked off. Two peaks ran throughout the day, a break to avoid the close out low tide waves saw the event run into the twilight hours. The surfers took the day to showcase their well drilled skills developed over a winter of waves and left the judges and spectators well assured that English surfing was in a great place.