BWA Cornwall Wave Classic
Huge success for the BWA Cornwall Wave Classic with some epic waves. Friday saw contestable wind strength with some huge surf, and the Pro fleet certainly put on an amazing show. The weekend had calm winds , but the BWA organized surf & SUP competitions in some great waves, Huge congratulations to all podium winners. Plusprint are very proud to have been given the opportunity to sponsor and be part of this.
Event organizer & head judge Ian Ross said the conditions were perfect and reflects on the weekend.
"It is such a positive showcase for the area and it attracts people from all over the world to Penwith especially when you see such world class conditions in a beautiful location," he said.
"We are finding more and more people are bringing the whole family with them making the event part of a holiday which of course benefits local businesses.
"We have also seen an influx of international tourists who have been attracted to Cornwall having seen our images and videos."
Mr Ross thanked sponsors, such as local council, the Duchy of Cornwall and Plusprint, and said they had great plans for next year.
The event drew the largest professional fleet ever along with amateurs, ladies, masters and youths keen to show off their wave riding and jumping skills.
The professionals kicked off on Friday with some of the most intense and action packed heats for years.
With waves up to 8 feet and gusty cross offshore winds the sailors showed world class ability right on Cornish beaches.
Mr Ross said local sailor and police officer Andy King, was unfortunate not get through his heat despite an exciting display of jumps and tricks.
After a full day of nail biting competition the top four competitors made it to the final.
As the tide pushed in, the wave strength increased allowing the sailors to score big airs and aggressive cutbacks, added Mr Ross.
In first place was Ross Williams, followed by Jamie Hancock, Adam Lewis and Steve Thorpe.
Saturday saw light winds but great surf. This meant the windsurfing had to be postponed so a youth stand up paddleboard competition sponsored by Westcountry Watersports was held at Marazion. and won by Jack Pettit with James Arnell Smith second.
On Sunday, a surf and paddleboard contest were run at Gwithian, won by Andy Chambers, with Jack Pettit second and Sam Ross and Warren Rowe as equal third.