The British Longboard Union 2013
Wind forecast site
Points to date are now available on the Contest page
The entry portal for the third round of the series at Crantock Beach is now open.
The results from the Saunton round on the results page. Points to date will be updated over the next week or so, but definitely before the Crantock event.
There are also some pictures from Saunton, not many because the conditions were so dreadful.
National Trust in Wales has kindly offered competitors accommodation with breakfast, or van parking during the contest at Freshwater West on a first come first served basis.
For full details...
A link to the South Wales Blog (National Trust) has been added to the National Trust page.
Arrangements are progressing for the 2013 series.
For the Welsh leg of the tour at the National Trust beach, Freshwater West, arrangements are at an advanced stage and will include, at the at the Stackpole Centre, located 10 minutes from Freshwater West.
<Parking and overnight arrangements for competitors in vans
<Buffet at discounted rates with the possibility of live music
<Rooms for competitors, if available, on a single or sharing basis if you don't fancy sleeping in a van
Final arrangements to be confirmed closer to the time.
Our thanks to Valero for their support of this leg of the tour.
Meetings are shortly to be held to discuss the arrangements with National Trust for the Crantock leg of the tour. The Bowgie will again be sponsoring this leg which was big hit last year.
Keep an eye on the site for updates over the coming weeks, especially regarding entries for the Perranporth event on the 6th and 7th April
There will be a beach clean at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire, on the 17th March from 11:00 am to 1pm.
As a thank you from the National Trust there will be a free BBQ afterwards. Fresh has a problem with sea litter washing up after storms and needs a regular clean up. See the NT poster here...
Old Guy's Rule sponsors Eric Davies, read all about it here..
The British Longboard Union is delighted to announce that the National Trust will once again be its Environmental Partner for the British Longboard Championships 2013.
The 2013 National Trust British Longboard Championships will utilise the National Trust beaches of Freshwater West in Wales and Crantock Beach in Cornwall.
The National Trust works hard on behalf of surfers and water sports enthusiasts to conserve and protect some 10% of our coastline across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The aim of the partnership is to raise awareness of the invaluable work the National Trust does.
9th January 2013
The 2013 series venues have now been confirmed.
Perranporth: 6th - 7th April
Saunton: 11th - 12th May
Crantock: 1st - 2nd June
Freshwater West: 29th - 30th June
Perranporth - Final event: 14th - 15th September
The main event sponsors are
Perranporth: The Wateringhole beach bar
Crantock: The Bowgie Inn,in conjunction with National Trust
Freshwater West: Valero Energy Corporation, in conjunction with National Trust
A big thank you to those sponsors who have committed funds to the 2013 series of five events. The Welsh event at Freshwater West is going to be popular and hopefully a regular on the series.
This year, following the success of the PayPal entry facility, we are encouraging all entrants to only enter via this method as this will ensure their entry.
Entries at the beach will not be accepted unless there is room with those entries taking a risk with their seedings. There will be no redraws on the beach.
All competitors must be members of SGB hence ensuring that they are insured.
A full set of rules will be listed on the entry and contest pages, together with entry forms that are available for download in the event you are entering by post.
There is a great little video of Ben Skinner and Adam Griffiths on the ETL tour here