27th April A call will be made 3rd May between 17:00 and 18:00 hrs for the Saunton contest. Entries will not be taken after midday of the same day. Entries will be cut off at midday 24th April A gentle reminder for all competitors, you must be insured through their club or directly viaSurfing GB/Surfing England 9th April The entry portal for the first event at Saunton is now open via the 'Contest' page link. As usual, payment is recommended via the site using PayPal by midday of the 3rd May to ensure an entry. Postal entries will need to be received by the morning of that day. Late entries only at Contest Directors decision. Please note new reserve dates below for Saunton
1st March Provisionally...dates for this years series are as follows:
1. 6th/7th May Billy Buds Saunton , Devon. Reserve - 20th/21st May. 13th - 14th May
2. 17th/18th June El Tico Jersey TBC Reserve - 8th/9th July
3. 30th/1st October Stables Fistral , Newquay Reserve
Jesus Longboard Classic 7th/8th October Polzeath
Longboard length criteria "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."