Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone.
Stay safe and take care this winter
Great news that Tom Butler is on the mend after Nazare.
'WSL Nazare Big Wave Challenge' is on notice and should run this week, maybe Tuesday.
Andrew Cotton (North Devon) and Tom Butler (Newquay) are scheduled to take part.
Also entered is Hugo Vau and Alex Borthelo Good luck to all of them.
You can follow the contest via the WSL site.
Well done Jack, winning the U18 Longboard Championship with a total score of 18.90 in his final !!
Also well done to Ben Skinner and Adam Griffiths for their results in China at the WSL Jeep Longboard championships. Ben finished joint 5th and Adam joint 13th.
Jack Unsworth through to the finals on Sunday of the European Junior games in Morocco Sunday.
Good luck to Adam Griffiths, Ben Skinner and Sam Bleakley at the WSL longboard championships being held in China this week. Sam is hoping for a wild card entry. Heats are listed here... at the bottom of the page.
The final rankings for the 2016 is now available on the 'Results' page.
Photo's of the event on the BLU-3 page in the Photo tab
A big thank you to the Christian Surfers for hosting their longboard event last weekend at Polzeath. A big welcome, great weather and stupendous surf made for a great weekend. It was good to see a large BLU crowd there supporting it.
A big thank you to our sponsors, the Stable, Fistral Beach, Robies and Ocean and Earth for their support this weekend for the final event of the year. The event was run off in one day due to the poor forecast of conditions for Sunday. Saturday saw some of the largest surf experienced in one of our events with paddle outs being somewhat of a mission, the strong side shore rip and the sheer size of some of sets, some at least double overhead. The RNLI did a great job in keeping us all safe and providing timely advice and assistance to surfers not familiar with Fistral.
Photo's and results will, as usual appear over the next few days with final rankings over the next couple of weeks.
A big thank you to all competitors for their support of the event and the BLU.
ISA world Longboard Championship rules on length
ISA Article here.
"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."
The British Longboard Union 2016
Wind forecast site