Friday 06th May 2016 saw Global Boarders Surf Co. Cornwall host the third annual ‘Penwith School Surf Championships’ @ Gwithian.
50+ Competitors check in at the contest site
The first heat has entered the water.
With five local secondary schools competing and the best surfers that Penwith has to offer on show, the competition was fierce right from the get go and the standard of surfing throughout was again very impressive! Conditions were challenging in the first number of heats, with competitors facing some solid waves in the 4-5ft range. As the wind switched and the tide dropped, so did the size of the waves, offering up some great scoring waves heading into the semi finals. A complete drop in the wind and a super fun high tide bank gave the finalists the chance to really express themselves and they certainly delivered, proving once again that the pedigree of grassroots surfing throughout West Cornwall is on the up!
Girls U16 Final hits the water
Woody New from Mounts Bay putting it all on the line in the final
Bodyboard U16 Final
1st Alfie Brown (Mounts Bay) – 7.85 (Heat Score)
2nd Stan Roynon (Mounts Bay) – 7.80
3rd Olly Brunnock (St Ives) – 5.65
4th Joel Mead (Cape Cornwall) – 3.25
Girls Surfing U16 Final
1st Bonnie Whitelock (Mounts Bay) – 6.55
2nd Molly Pritchard (Mounts Bay) – 5.55
3rd Iris Tanner (Mounts Bay) – 4.05
4th Lilly Glasson (Cape Cornwall) – 2.25
Boys U14’s Final
1st Woody New (Mounts Bay) – 12.40
2nd Huck New (Mounts Bay) – 8.70
3rd Thomas ‘Scamp’ Reeves (Mounts Bay) – 7.20
4th Taylor Bairds (St Ives) – 6.25
Boys U16’s Final
1st Taylor Bairds (St Ives) – 8.35
2nd Leo Reeves (Humphry Davy) – 7.85
3rd Toby Pearce (Humphry Davy) – 7.40
4th Woody New (Mounts Bay) – 7.20
Well done to all those who competed and a big congratulations to all our individual winners!
Remember that those who finished 1st and 2nd in their respective categories will get the chance to compete at the Cornwall School Games Surf Championships being held at Perranporth on June 29th.
Finally, a huge congratulations to Mounts Bay Academy for winning the school team award for the second year running!
A big thank you must go to all those who helped out with the competition, including Martyn at Robie Robes for the brilliant prizes, Neil Eddy – Penwith School Sport and Oliver Reeves for your photography (including these photos), Fourth Surfboards for providing the Team Winners Trophy & the Hungry Horse Box for providing all with delicious food and drink throughout the event! Thank you!