Every year our most talented surfers take part in the Peninsula Partnership Surf Competition.
The annual Peninsular Surf Contest is a chance for some of our best surfers and body boarders to pit themselves against the county’s best… and everything mother-nature can throw at them. September is traditionally a month the surfing population look forward to; when high quality swells are groomed by off shore winds in the fading glow of the summer’s sun. Unfortunately the scene that greeted the Richard Lander team when they arrived at Gwithian beach was best described as, ‘not quite California’.
The challenging, 3 foot, on shore conditions did little to deter their spirits as over 30 surfers entered the round one heats with the chance to progress through this contest to the Cornwall School Games in 2016. We were well represented in all divisions and early stand outs included Jack Coombes, Dulcie Havers and Leon and Marcus Reed. Jack performed well in the early rounds finding the speed to throw some serious spray in the tricky conditions and Marcus looks like he’ll be a forced to be reckoned with in the coming years as a seriously talented body boarder. Our athletes made light work of the early heats but the dropping tide and strengthening on shore wind made on going rounds increasingly tricky. The ever resourceful Joe Hayes found his own unique way to keep warm between heats and spirits remained high as we maintained a strong representation of talent into the semis and finals.
Very well done to all the students who took part.