2015 Surf Kayak Classic - Putsborough


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12th of September 2015 to the 13th of September 2015 at 08:00 AM - Last date for registration is the 8th of September 2015


Putsborough, North Devon


Let's have another go :


We invite you to Putsborough beach and Billy Budds in Croyde, for the summer surf competition, social and Heritage Classic.

Entries are in advance only, by 8 September latest. 2 classes maximum. If one class is 5 people or less and a straight final, I will try to feed it into the Open class as well. Entries open now, exclusively here on www.tournr.com .

Heats and a provisional running order will be posted as attachments 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.

Saturday – ESK ranking event Bring your BCU / WCA / bwsa card or buy temporary competition membership in advance. Every competitor must have third party liability insurance for taking part in the competition. Either: 1. Show your current CE/WCA/BCU/BWSA membership card at check in; or 2. Pay online for single event membership before Friday 1pm; or £10 cash on the day.

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 Competitors will be asked to help run the event smoothly - if everyone helps for an hour each, that will make everything easy. In addition, we have some judges arranged, so that competitors can enjoy the day surfing, competing and socialising. It is your responsibility to know when your Heat is on, and things do change on the day sometime - 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. A voucher for a Korev Cornish lager is included for adults.

Additional meal vouchers for non-competitors are on sale with entries.

Heritage Surf Classic Meet 9.45am, for a 10.15 photo on the beach and 10.45am start in the water. Bring surf and kayak gear from days gone by, from your garage or garden, or found through ebay. We’re aiming for a fun and social meet and comp, with some classic old kit and classic (new or old) people! Any other events for Sunday will be announced on Saturday evening.

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.

Info and contact Updates on www.surfkayakskills.com/2015-putsborough-competition.php and here on www.tournr.com/tournament/details/481

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

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

Skye Chivers for the event poster.

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

Luis Pedro at www.kayaksurf.net/news.html as our media partner.

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

www.surfkayakskills.com and www.skernlodge.co.uk for managing info and the contest on the day

Palm equipment for prizes - www.palmequipmenteurope.com

Desperate Measures for prizes - www.desperate-measures.co.uk

Korev lager.

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.

Newcomers and Regulars Here’s a summary of how it all works, but please ask if we can help. Enjoy your surfing and the good company on and off the water.

How it all works: 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.

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 CE/WCA/BWSA membership card at registration, to prove third party liability insurance. Or I am buying temporary membership with my entry.
  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



Junior Short boat


Position Name

Masters Long boat


Position Name
2 BAILEY, Andy
3 SIDWELL, Joanne

Masters Short boat


Position Name
2 BERRY, richard
3 WILDMAN, Andrew
4 REEVES , jason
5 BAILEY, Andy
6 SIDWELL, Joanne

Open Long boat


Position Name
1 HAWKER, James
2 BARKER, Jack
3 DAVIES, Jack
7 PEARCE, Denzil
9 BAILEY, Andy
9 MADDOCK, Robert

Open Short boat


Position Name
1 BARKER, Jack
3 HAWKER, James
4 DAVIES, Jack
5 BERRY, richard
7 MADDOCK, Robert
7 PEARCE, Denzil
9 WILDMAN, Andrew



Position Name
2 ROBERTS, Simon
3 CHIVERS, Steve
5 SKARDON, Chris