St Ives Surfing International Day
In conjunction with International Surfing Day on Sunday 23rd June we held our 3rd annual Fancy Dress ‘Swellboard Shootout’. The event consists of teams of 4 battling it out in a tag team competion with judging criteria consisting of points for comedy, originality and of course a huge emphasis on Fancy Dress! Due to huge swell on the day the event had to be moved from Porthmeor round to a more sheltered location on the harbour side of the town… and it was pumping! The event raised over £1000 for Surfers Against sewage who also sent a team down for the day and placed a respectable 3rd! Top trumps went to ‘St Ives Surf School Jockeys’ closely followed by the Spacemen of Uranus in second. SAS turtles in 3rd and 4th was the ‘Crab Paste’. Best fancy dress was team Robie Robes as the Simpsons and best wave for nose riding a prone surfer went to Mike Lay and Matt Travis from the Gwenver team. Presentation and After party was held at The Balcony Bar where the shenanigans continued till the early hours..
Since you’re here and care about the ocean see this article by Wendy Lipscomb:
Plastic Is Killing our Oceans – The Issues, Facts, and Possible Solutions : https://www.itsafishthing.com/plastic-in-the-ocean/