Croyde Bay to host 2015 British National Surf Championships
What can I say, I'm buzzing after reading the news that the 2015 British National Surf Championships are being held at a beach so close to our caravan parks!
Croyde Bay holds national and even worldwide recognition as one of the top surf spots in the UK and its stock's about to grow further as it plays host to some of the country's elite surfers.
The British National Surf Championships is the flagship event in the surfing calendar, dating back to the 1960s, and rippers from all over the UK will be at Croyde in September vying for a title.
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Surfing GB Operations Manager, Nick Rees, said: "The event is a highlight for competitive surfing within the UK and serves to showcase the wealth of talent we have, extending from our very youngest guns to the old guard, all of whom shred and are the very definition of what British competitive surfing is all about.â
"Two days of highly-focused and passionate surfing in all divisions will culminate in the crowning of champions and the awarding of the most prestigious title â the British champion.â
Spectators will be hoping to see some low tide barrels, and the field of North Devon surfers will be hoping to capitalize on that local knowledge - particularly Woolacombe's Lucy Campbell, who'll be looking to defend her title on a familiar wave.
The event is usually held in Newquay, Cornwall, but Nick went on to confirm the event would be staged at new locations every year: "Surfing GB is passionate in embracing forgotten traditions and vows to host the event at a new location every year from here on," he added. With so many good breaks around Devon and Cornwall, it's safe to you'll be close to the event on your UK caravan holidays in years to come!