Woolacombe to Host 2012 Longboard Comp

This one’s pretty close to the heart. Not only is Woolacombe one of my regular haunts, a pretty big player in the reason I love surfing so much and the destination of choice for the Easter break (again) – it shows that the South of England is likely to open its doors to more competitions, more events and more support for the surfing world.

Woolacombe Bay

Which is awesome.

I’d say that Croyde bay is better suited to longboarding, but I’m chuffed to see it taking place at all!

Quoted from “This is North Devon”:

British Longboard Union founder, Minnow Green, said of the new partnership: “Our members are very excited about the possibilities presented by this new venture with the National Trust. Not only are the beaches the Trust has been able to offer us for this series the envy of surfers everywhere, but the Trust shares our belief, and that of most surfers, that the coast is to be enjoyed but also cared for by those who use it.”

You can find the whole piece here. It all kicks off on Saturday the 21st April (the weekend after we get back – boo).