FrENDzy festival a success despite poor weather
A fortunate break in the weather brought spectators and party-goers to St Buryan at the weekend for FrENDzy, the annual surf contest and after-party.
This year the event included a family day on Friday, where theatre, circus acts, live music, a family disco and an inflatable assault course entertained children and parents alike.
Co-organiser, Andrew Gwennap, said: “Everyone enjoyed themselves on Friday despite the poor weather that obviously affected the attendance.”
However, the sun came out on Saturday for the West Cornwall Crew surfing competition that took place in two foot waves at Gwenver.
The competition saw teams from Porthleven, Helston, St Agnes, Sennen and Praa Sands take part. A team from Praa Sands pulled the best moves on the day, beating Sennen into second place.
There were also spot prizes in the expression session.
The best power move was awarded to Seb Smart, of Sennen; best new school move was Ishmael Hamon, of Sennen, with his 180 frontside air, while the best style award went to Andy Beswick, of Praa Sands, for his wetsuit and manoeuvres.
Fellow co-organiser, Kelvin Batt, added: “It was a fantastic turnout for the surf competition we’re grateful to Cornwall Council for letting the event go ahead, and to St Agnes Surf Shop for the prizes.
“Saturday night at FrENDzy was well-attended and without incident. A well-behaved crowd enjoyed music from local DJs and danced into the early hours.”
The event helped raise funds for the St Buryan Church Roof Appeal.