Putsborough, 2017 Surf Kayak Classic - 15th July - Cancelled


When add to your calendar

15th of July 2017 at 08:00 AM - Last date for registration is the 11th of July 2017

Where

Putsborough Sands, North Devon


Cost

£20 for first entry - includes an evening meal. £10 for second category if required. £10 additional evening meal.

Description

CANCELLED- sorry, surf conditions at Putsborough will not support a contest this weekend. Refunds have been arranged.

You are invited to Putsborough Sands and Billy Budds in Croyde, for this England Surf Kayak ranking event, and social.

Competitors must be members of their national governing body, which provides third party liability insurance - no exceptions. You must bring your current British Canoeing / WCA / bwsa card to take part in the competition.

Entries are in advance only, by 11 July latest. 2 classes maximum. If one class is 5 people or less and a straight final, we will try to feed it into the Open class as well. Entries open now.

Heats and a provisional running order will be posted here shortly before the contest.

Is the event on? We will check surf conditions during the week before the event, and confirm on this website if the event is on or if it needs to be postponed to a reserve date. We will do this on the Tuesday or Wednesday if conditions are easily predicted, or by Thursday evening at the latest.

Complete check-in at the start of the day, and we'll confirm you for your free evening meal. Please help us get the event started on time by making check-in quick and easy. Kayaks Register from 8am to 8.25am. First heat 8.40am. Ski registration is at 11am, for an afternoon start.

We aim to complete the main ranking contest on the Saturday. It depends on numbers entered and surf conditions – so it may run over to the Sunday.

Judging and running to time. We aim to have the event judged for you by an independent team on the day so you can enjoy your surfing and day at the beach. If we need help to run things smoothly, we may ask competitors to help for a short time each. It is your responsibility to know when your Heat is on, and things do change on the day sometimes - please keep an eye on the Heatlists and results board. Please help us keep moving things along, so everyone enjoys the day - thank you.

Prizegiving will be at the beach at the end of the day.

Saturday evening A meal at Croyde's best venue Billy Budds is included in the entry fee for competitors. Additional meal vouchers for non-competitors are on sale with entries.

You are invited to bring any Heritage Surf Classic kayaks, skis and equipment from days gone by, and enjoy an informal social surf at the end of the day. It's a fun and informal gathering, there's no specific competition this year.

Venue, Camping and Overnight. There are toilets and a cafe at the beach. There is no camping at Putsborough Sands, but camper vans can park up, charges are shown on www.putsborough.com/camping.asp There are several campsites around Croyde – search or see tourist information.

Enquiries: chiverssteve@aol.com and john@skernlodge.co.uk for entries.

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Many thanks to our sponsors and supporters Thanks to the friends and companies supporting the event by making it happen and providing prizes:

Putsborough for allowing us to hold the contest on their beautiful beach - www.putsborough.com

Chris Skardon and www.tournr.com for his website and system which manages the entries.

Luis Pedro at www.kayaksurf.net/news.html as our media partner . www.skernlodge.co.uk and www.surfkayakskills.com for managing info and the contest on the day

And special thanks to Steve Chivers, our host for the day and at Billy Budds - www.thethatchcroyde.com .

If you are able to join our sponsors by donating prize(s), all offers will be gratefully received - please get in touch with Steve.

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Newcomers and Regulars - Here’s a summary of how it all works. Please ask if we can help on the day.

Each Heat has between 3 and 5 paddlers, each wearing different coloured bibs.

Each Heat lasts a set time (probably 12 minutes, we’ll announce it at the start of the day).

Judges watch each heat and score each competitor’s waves.

You can catch 10 waves maximum. Your best two waves added together count for your result.

Normal surf etiquette applies – no dropping in, swimmers at the beach have priority etc.

Red flag displayed – we are between heats

Green flag – the Heat is on

Yellow flag – 5 mins to go in this Heat; paddlers in next Heat paddle out (but not catch waves).

Red flag – Heat finished, paddlers come in. Paddlers in the next Heat watch for green flag. (If the Red flag is displayed crossed during a heat – competition stopped to sort out a problem).

Results are displayed at a central location. Find out when you’re on next. The heat order and times sometimes change so check every now and again.

Enjoy your surfing and the good company on and off the water.


Terms and Conditions of Entry

  1. Surf kayaking has some inherent risks and I accept these before taking part. This is a summer holiday event - I agree swimmers in the water always have priority.
  2. I will show my British Canoeing/WCA/BWSA membership card at registration, to prove third party liability insurance.
  3. I will participate and make decisions on the day suited to my ability and surf conditions, and with the safety of myself and others in mind. I will accept decisions the organisers make in the interests of safety and the event as a whole.
  4. Helmets to be worn by all competitors. Kayak will have airbags or equivalent and end tapes to wska rules. Kayakers will wear a BS 50N personal flotation device

Payment Details

Registration for this competition has now passed.

Organisers Contact


Documents

    Results will be available after the competition is finished.


Classes



The competition is limited to 64 individual competitors ,currently there are 23 competitors.

Junior, Short boat [2 / 20]

Aged 18 or under at 31 December 2017

Aged 18 or under at 31 December 2017

less
RICHARDS, Thomas
ROSSITER, Nathan

Ladies, short boat [3 / 10]

BATEMAN , Frances
FISHLEIGH, Emma
MCQUEEN JONES, Lucy

Masters, long boat [3 / 20]

Aged over 40 on 1st January 2017

Aged over 40 on 1st January 2017

less
ARKISON, Ewen
MERRIFIELD, David
MUNCER, Darcy

Masters, short boat [7 / 20]

Aged over 40 on 1st January 2017

Aged over 40 on 1st January 2017

less
ARKISON, Ewen
BERRY, richard
MADDOCK, Robert
MUNCER, Darcy
REEVES , jason
RICHARDS, Selwyn
WILDMAN, Andrew

Open, long boat [7 / 20]

BARKER, Jack
BLENKINSOP, Peter
FISHLEIGH, Emma
HOBSON, Christopher
MERRIFIELD, David
ROSSITER, Nathan
WATSON, Philip

Open, short boat [8 / 32]

BARKER, Jack
BERRY, richard
BLENKINSOP, Peter
HOBSON, Christopher
MADDOCK, Robert
SCOTT, Glen
WATSON, Philip
WILDMAN, Andrew

Waveski [5 / 20]

COOK, Richard
DORAN, richard
MCQUEEN JONES, Lucy
MCQUEEN JONES, Sam
SKARDON, Chris