With just under a week to go before the 5th Jesus Longboard Classic in Polzeath, North Cornwall, expectations are high after the success of the last five years. There are waves forecast, and the weather looks pretty good, so the organisers are excited.
With the event gaining in popularity ( Over 80 entries last year ), it is hoped this year’s event will be the best yet. It’s a great contest to enter even for those who have not entered a competition before. The Jesus Surf Series has a well deserved reputation for its friendly atmosphere and all round good vibe, as well as in later rounds being really competitive.
The event follows on from the ‘Jesus Surf Classic’ held at Croyde on September 10th – 11th. Organisers Christian Surfers UK are pleased to be partnering with Nineplus, Wavehunters, Surf’s Up! Boardriders and Tubestation to host the Jesus Longboard Classic at Polzeath over the weekend of October 15th – 16th 2011.
The Christian Surfers Longboard community has developed there own dedicated event to enlarge the entry numbers and increase the number of categories being contested. This year there are four categories, Open, Womens, Junior (U18) and Masters (over 35). Last year the event attracted many of the UK’s top longboarders with the Men’s Open event being won by Ben Haworth, and Juliet Marlow taking the Women’s title.
Polzeath Beach is ideal for longboarding, and no matter what the weather conditions the surfers will be well looked after at the event HQ ‘Tubestation‘- Polzeath’s unique “surf lounge”.
Contest Director Phil Williams, head of Christian Surfers UK said that “After such great events in previous years, we are very excited to be running the Jesus Longboard Classic again this year at Polzeath. As with ‘The Jesus’, there’ll be some great hospitality for the competitors, as well as prize money of £1,000, with first place in the Open event winning £250”
Christian Surfers UK are very pleased to be partnering again with Tubestation and Nineplus, a company synonymous with Longboarding based just outside Newquay. This year we will be partnering with Atlantic Hotel and 360 photography, who will be displaying photos of the day. Big thanks also to Cornwall Council and the local water safety crew for their assistance. Combining the resources of these organisations should make for a top class competition.
We are also very pleased that although not forming part of their contest series, the event is being endorsed by the British Longboard Union (BLU).
Entry forms can be downloaded from www.christiansurfers.co.uk – and watch out for posters in surf shops near you.
Photo: 360 Photography