Porthcawl welcomes longboard tour!

Monday, 28 March 2016

By GEM Community Correspondent

in Endurance Sports

On the weekend of April 16/17, the very best of Britain’s longboarders will take to the waves off Porthcawl’s Rest Bay as they compete in the British Longboard Tour.

This is the 20th anniversary of the British Longboard Tour and the first time that Porthcawl (specifically Rest Bay) has played a part in the series that determines Britain’s best longboarders – those that will go on to compete in the World Longboarding Championships 2016.

The event will feature a number of the biggest names in British longboarding including Ben Skinner who has claimed 15 European titles and who won bronze at the World Longboarding Championship in Hainan, China.

Competitive heats will take place throughout the weekend and those looking to enter the competition can book their place here.

Longboarding is considered a stylish alternative to traditional surfing, the extended length of the board making it easier to ride smaller waves.

It also allows surfers to move freely up and down the board, resulting in classic moves like ‘hang tens’ – walking to the nose of the board and dangling your toes over the front.

And if you feel inspired to get into the water yourself Bridgend county is home to both the Porthcawl Surf School and Cressey’s Surf Academy, who offer lessons on Rest Bay and a few other excellent surf beaches in the area.

TW

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