Making our way down to Cornwall three very excited kids waiting to get in the water. Tomo, myself and Lola had been looking forward to having some descent waves as you can pretty much guarantee surf (happy days) coming in from the Atlantic hitting the coasts of Cornwall.
We pitched up the tent (Ann’s gaff) and chilled with the fam discussing our plans for the next few weeks; where we were going to surf ect ect.
We were situated just 15 minutes from the popular Fistral beach, this meant we had a good chance of checking out a few beaches.
The surf was our oyster…..
Saturday evening we hit Fistral beach the host of many a surf comp, including The Nike 6.0 Night surf, The Relentless Boardmasters as well as countless Grom search’s to find the next Kelly Slater.
The surf was small yet powerful and messy, about 3-4ft no waiting for sets as such.
With the sun setting over Fistral beach heading into late evening, we managed to get some good waves and get used to what Mother Nature churned out at Fistral.
Amongst us were a few kitesurfers and locals riding what was brewing before last light took over and another day of surf gone.
Making our way back to the cars; the build for the Boardmasters had begun for next week, setting up the beach bar as well as the Half pipes and various traders stands to attract the thousands which head down to check out the Surf, Skate, BMX and of course music talent.
Sunday resulted in a chill day followed by another evening sesh on Fistral for the tourists going back to base for the day meant the water was clear to surf.
With the surf competition starting Monday a crowd gathered along the water line to watch a few practicing for the Men’s 6* World Tour Event.
The surf was small so Mini Mals it was…
Monday, hoorah the Relentless Boardmasters had begun ( A brief overview of the week required).
Fistral saw many a talent with a shed load of surfers for the Men’s 6* WTS & new addition; the Tuaca Longboard Pro (Mens & Womens) nice. With Lay days and miserable weather comes crazy airs and high scores from the judges, an exciting thing to watch I can assure you.
Unfortunately all the action from the Men’s 6* saw the Brits out by round 3 but a good effort none the less from Micah Lester scoring a 8.07 leaving Jack Freestone from Australia to win his heat by an impressive 14.73. Russ also being defeated by Australian Adam Robertson, but let’s not forget Russ won the Men’s open for the Nike 6.0 Night surf (so the guys done well).
Congrats to Romain Cloitre for winning the Men’s 6* with an amazing score of 14.77, putting Mitchel Coleborn 2nd with a 9.36.
The Tuaca Mens Longboarding saw Brit Skindog gain the European Longboard title as well as a place on the world tour alongside GBR Adam Griffith nice one!
Jen Smith won the women’s Longboarding with an impressive score of 16.77 followed by Georgia Young gaining 2nd Place.
The weekend was upon us which meant the Music fest was approaching with acts such as Bombay Bicycle Club, Ben Howard, Fatboy Slim & The Klaxons; we were guaranteed a good night!
The cliff top was packed, Fatboy slim went down a treat followed by a bit of Jaguar Skills what an evening!
After a weekend of partying…. the surf was back on!
Porthtowan was throwing out some 8ft barrels (very nice) & clean, so a surf day was had. The week wrapped up with a few more evening seshs on Fistral and Porth with some crazy sunsets.
Until the next road trip Cornwall continues to churn out some amazing waves (lucky locals).
Next Blog: Autumn Surf upon us!