04/05/09

STUDENT SURFKAYAK CHAMPIONSHIPS / GWITHIAN, CORNWALL / SURF REPORT

STUDENT SURFKAYAK CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009 / SURF REPORT por STEVE BOWENS



Steve Bowens, elemento inglês da nossa NEWS TEAM, enviou-nos o full report de mais uma prova de kayaksurf em Cornwall, SW da Inglaterra. O evento teve a curiosidade de ser totalmente organizado por e para estudantes da Falmouth Marine School onde Steve é professor. Slide show em baixo com todas as fotos!

On the 29th April 2009 at Gwithian beach in Cornwall saw the second year of the south west student kayak championship. The day was organised by Andy Tuck, James Gilpin and Alan Harris (FdSc Marine Leisure Management students from Falmouth Marine School). Surf report by Steve Bowens. Slide-show with all the phoso below. Congratulations for all!


Splashograhy
REPORT

South West Student Kayak Championship 2009



Student Surf Kayak Championships 2009

On the 29th April 2009 at Gwithian beach in Cornwall saw the second year of the south west student kayak championship. The day was organised by Andy Tuck, James Gilpin and Alan Harris (FdSc Marine Leisure Management students from Falmouth Marine School). The day was a huge success despite the rain. A good turn out from the following collages, Truro, Plymouth University, Penwith College, Penryn College, Mounts Bay School, UWE and Falmouth Marine School made the day enjoyable with lots of likeminded students meeting each other and having fun on the water.

Hannah Mason a volunteer on the day said “the organisation of the event was really good; everyone knew what was going on. No one was running around trying to find people to get to the beach, shame about the weather. The guys did a great job and it looked like they had been doing it for years”

Steve Bowens course manager at Falmouth Marine School said “I was very impressed with the professionalism of the event organisers Alan, James and Andy, they made sure everything was in place leading up to the event so as it ran smoothly and without any problems. I was also very impressed with the standard of surfing performed on the day, the event attracted members of the England surf kayak squad who are preparing for the world championships in July who obviously were ripping, but the overall standard of students surfing was superb and judging the heats could have been any adult heat in a British ranked contest! All competitors and supporters were very impressed with how good the day was and how much surfing everyone managed to pack in. Alan James and Andy have provided the way for a series of student surf kayak contests for next year and set the bar at the highest level, well done!”

Alan Harris one of the event organisers said “the day went really well apart from the weather which rained all afternoon but the surf was perfect and no one complained of the rain as they were all too busy running around getting ready for their heat or actually competing. The day was very busy, making sure everyone was where they needed to be but the sense of achievement was immense, this has been one of the biggest highlights of my course so far”

The event organisers would like to thank the participating colleges for taking part in the event and the support they brought with them. We would also like to thank Mel Sedgwick from Splashography for taking picture of the surfing on the day of the event, a big thank you to Doug and his team at sunset café for the use of the venue to shelter from the rain, the other college lecturers Richard Uren, Graham Bristow and Drew Pillie and also Denzil Pearce who all spent the day judging and to Steve for his help and support throughout.



RESULTS

Mens final
1st Jon Mount
2nd Joe Bastian
3rd Harry Uren

Ladies final
1st Emma wytner
2nd Robyn Pearcey
3rd Claire Eatock

College shield:
Truro College
Article by Andy Tuck

Photos provided from Splashograhy.

For more information about courses at Falmouth Marine School please contact Steve 01326 310310

ALL THE PHOTOS / SLIDE-SHOW


Thanks Steve and congratulations for all!





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