The British Longboard Union 2013
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The final points for the season are now available on the results page for download.
Press release of the Freshwater West-Chops Lascelles event here..
The Photos page has also been updated with photos from Richard Davies.
If anyone has any more they would like published, please send them on to me.
Results from the Freshwater event have just been received.
I will publish the final points after checking is complete, possibly end of the week/this weekend.
Big thanks to Valero and National Trust for the sponsorship/accommodation and assistance for the event.
It was painful postponing events through, what was a poor year for surf, but they persevered and we appreciate that.
The surf came good on Sunday to provide the competitors with good contestable waves following a flat Saturday.
ISA world Longboard Championships
Sorry about the late update but I have only just returned from a two week holiday.
As most of you know, The UK team came fifth overall coming ahead of Australia and the USA!
ISA Article here.
A second place finish from Ben Skinner was the highlight of the trip with commendable performances from the rest of the squad.
Well done everyone.
An issue with 'short' boards arose at the event.
A note from Bob Freshwater regarding the issue.
"All longboards were measured prior to the at the ISA World Longboard Championships at Huanchaco, Peru and a large number were found to be less than the minimum regulation 9' 0". Some boards were borderline along the rocker but many were rejected for the competition up to 2 inches short including one board of Team GB.
ISA ruling: Length is a minimum of 9 feet from the tip of the board in a straight line along its deck.
This year at the WLC, borderline boards were able to be botched to increase the length but it is my understanding, that this will not be repeated at future ISA Longboard events. In order that this doesn't happened to the equipment of British Competitors next season, organisers are going to to measure boards at the coming BLU Valero Classic (just to raise awareness) and before all legs of the BLU Season 2014. It would be helpful for competitors to speak with their shapers to ensure that in future boards are the regulation minimum length."
Ben Haworth is featuring and involved in a new British surf film "United". The trailer is here on YouTube.
The film is filmed on location in Devon, Cornwall and Costa Rica to showcase some of the UK's top surfing talent.
Featuring Stuart Campbell, Ben Haworth, Beau Bromham, Angus Murray, Jordan Reed,
Ben Howey and more.
Greenaway Pro Returns to St Ives after a 2 yr hiatus.
Please see press release and poster.
After seven years being a part of the BLU I will be retiring from the BLU executive following the last event in Wales. I am finding that my day job is placing too many demands on my time for me to continue administering the web site, taking entries, helping to organise contests and attending them.
Iíve enjoyed my time with the BLU and like to think that it is now at a level where someone can continue the good work in making the BLU the unique success that it has been for over 15 years.
In the interim, Bob Freshwater will take over running the web site following a hand over from me this autumn.
Photo by Richard Davies