Posts Tagged ‘wightlink’

Zoe Sheath

English Nationals “As for the Women it was Zoe Sheath aged only 15 who took both the Womens Open and Under 18 titles. Zoe pulled out big backhand snaps and floaters in the final to claim her prize as Headworx English Womens Champion. She explained “the standard has really improved over the years for the […]


South Coast Surfing Championships

South Coast Surfing Competition

The South Coast Surfing Championships is on again. Presented by the Isle of Wight Surf Club and Rapanui, the event is set to be the weekend of the 15th and 16th October 2011 with a back up for 2 weeks later the Halloween weekend (29th-30th October). The Wight Surf History is proud to say we are heavily involved in helping and supporting this event throughout.

The event is hoped to be held at Compton, Hanover Point, Isle of Wight but this will obviously depend on waves and weather. Entry to the event is limited so beach entries on the day will down to the discretion of the organisers.

Entry fee is per division – £10, Juniors (Under 18) – £5

Entry will include a free limited edition organic Rapanui t-shirt

The Divisions will be:-

Open
Junior (Under 18s)
Women
Masters (35+)
Longboard
Best Surf Club

The Isle of Wight Surf Club are having some great prizes hand made especially for the competition and numerous prizes have been donated from sponsors.


Alan Reed

Soon after this Al was surfing Porthleven with Dean Winter when he went too deep and got smashed into the reef. Al ended up quite battered and bruised and with broken ribs. A Pregnant Julie and Al had already decided to move back to the Island and at that point Al was desperate to get as much surfing in before they left. So even with broken ribs and feeling quite sore Al continued to surf, paddling into waves with one arm until they left for the Island.


Alan’s a Master Surfer

Alan is a Master Surfer

Al Reed in the County Press for his 3rd place in the 60’s Stylemasters


3rd for Al at the 60’s Stylemasters

The Stylemasters is purely for 60’s boards, only surfboards dating to before 1970 are allowed to be ridden. Surfers go into a draw to pick one of the 10 boards for the competition. Bilbo’s, Dewey Webber, Harbour are just some of the boards that are available to ride, some of which are quite heavy. Rollercoasters, Cavemans & El Telephonos as well as other vintage moves are what score the points in this competition. The rules are no leashes and to try and surf as stylishly as possible without losing your board.
Not until you try to surf one of these boards yourself do you realise just how talented these guys are.