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Newquay Surfing Competitions - Events to Remember!

April 15, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 126

Newquay surfing competitions are annual crowd pleasers in this popular Cornwall seaside town.

Most of the Newquay surf competitions are unparalleled anywhere in the world, basically because of fantastic beaches, rolling waves and a relaxing laid-back atmosphere.

Here are some of the most popular surf events and competitions that make Newquay in Cornwall the UK's surf capital:

1. Rip Curl English Surf Championships - this is a surfing competition held early May which is based on Fistral Beach, one of Newquay's most popular beaches. The annual Rip Curl features amazing talents from the UK and abroad, it is one of the best attended and the most awaited surfing competitions anywhere. Fistral Beach is also the venue for other international surfing contests and is the site of the International Surf Centre, places to shop for equipment, accessories and boards and of course schools to learn how to surf.

2. Rip Curl Boardmaster - is a surfing competition that is held early to mid-August which features tough surfing contests as well as skateboarding, BMX riding and many other extreme sports. There are also live performances of popular bands, music artists and several events that feature beautiful Fistral Beach. This is an event not to miss!

3. British Bodyboard Surf Contest - is held late September to early October; it is a major surfing event for the British Bodyboard Club. Members show off their talent in conquering Newquay's popular waves. Along with members of the British Bodyboard Club are crowds of people who like to see the serious action.

4. Quicksilver Skins - a surfing contest by Quicksilver and Gibson guitars which is also held in Fistral Beach. This event is held every August bank holiday weekend which showcases surfing talents as well as music talents all over Newquay's most famous beach. The Gibson Guitar tour bus will be seen in Fistral Beach which means the Quicksilver Skins Event is in session. There are impromptu gigs, fun events and of course the spectacular unmissable contests all weekend long.

5. UK Pro Surf Tour - this association was formed in 1998 by UK Surf Promotions Ltd to raise the bar of British Surfing in the UK. This popular event is a much attended surfing competition that financially rewards professional surfers for their amazing performance. The event also aims to improve the profitability of the sport in the UK, increase media coverage for the sport and to feature the best places for the best waves in the country. Fistral Beach is also the site of the UK Pro Surf Tour and thousands gather year after year to witness this spectacular event.

So whether you are visiting Newquay for the beach, to enjoy the waves or simply on holiday, you should definitely be there to witness the competitions which are definitely unlike any other in the world. If you plan to watch or to visit during these months, be sure to come early and to book early reservations to hotels and hostels near the area. Be ready for a great crowd and fun time when you visit the Newquay surfing competitions.

If you are planning to visit some of the Newquay Surfing competitions, you will find everything that you need for a stress free visit at the Newquay Surfing Directory. You will find lists of surfing schools, accommodation, night life venues, places to eat etc.

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