Archive for July, 2007

Ticket to Ride successfully completes inaugural School Trip

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Ticket to Ride have just completed their inaugural School Surf Trip to Portugal after taking 12 boys and 3 staff from Sherborne School, Dorset, on a dream 1 week surfing holiday to their surf camp in Ericeira, Portugal.
After a short flight out to Lisbon and a quick 45 minute transfer to the surf-camp, a self contained haven with on-site private training grounds, the boys and staff settled into their bungalows a stone’s throw from the beach and some of Europe’s best waves. With a buffet breakfast and three course supper laid on for them each day it was time to kick back and enjoy the surfing lifestyle. With Ticket to Ride director Linley Lewis at the helm, and under the guidance of one of Portugal’s top surf schools, the boys were well set to take advantage of the idyllic surroundings and reap the rewards of the surfing lifestyle. “This is the perfect location for a school trip; a lively, colourful and vibrant atmosphere yet safe, contained and hassle free!” said Art Teacher Ms Clare Gomm.

Most successful White Stuff Surf Relief day to date

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Thousands of visitors and locals alike headed to Watergate Bay this weekend for the awesome White Stuff Surf Relief Day, an event packed full with fun, action, music and surfing. Over £7,000, was raised on the day and with additional funding still to come the charity is likely to reach the target of £10,00 from the event. As a result, the invaluable ‘Surfable’ project will now be able to support hundreds of disabled and disadvantaged children through the process of learning to surf.

Delighted organisers from White Stuff, Surf Relief UK arrived on the beach to find a perfect morning – the sun was shining, the wind had dropped and the surf was a fun 2-3 ft. Four sky divers from the Perranporth based Cornwall Parachute Club kicked off the day descending onto the packed beach where excited onlookers watched on in awe. (more…)

Billabong Pro JBay up next on Foster’s ASP World Tour

Friday, July 6th, 2007

JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Friday, July 6, 2007) – Just a week after negotiating Chile’s chilly waters, the Foster’s ASP World Tour’s Top 45 are again readying themselves for battle – this time at the majestic venue of ‘Supertubes’ for the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay in South Africa.
Stop No. 5 of 10 on the 2007 Foster’s ASP World Tour, the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay boasts a July 11-22 waiting period and requires four full days of competition to crown a champion.

World’s best women longboarders head to Biarritz for the Roxy ASP WWLC

Friday, July 6th, 2007

BIARRITZ, France (Thursday, July 5, 2007) – With less than a week remaining to the start of the Roxy ASP Women’s World Longboard Championship (WWLC), the best women longboarders are beginning to converge on the beautiful French town of Biarritz.
Commencing next Wednesday July 11, 2007, 48 surfers will compete for the ultimate prize in women’s longboarding – the ASP Women’s World Longboard Title. The international field sees surfers from as far a field as Japan, Tahiti, USA, Australia, Brazil and Hawaii battling it out with local European hopes from Spain, Great Britain and, of course, France.

Final preparations for the White Stuff Surf Relief day

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Sponsors, organisers and volunteers are currently in the process of finalising all the last minute details for this year’s White Stuff Surf Relief Day, which promises to be one of the best beach events of the summer for all the family. The massive day-long event, which will raise funds for Surf Relief UK’s ‘Surfable’ project will bring together live music, pro surfing, a raft of beach games and much, much more at Watergate Bay, near Newquay this coming Saturday (7th July). (more…)