Stormy weather in west Cornwall ensured impressive action at windsurfing championships
The stormy weather did not deter the windsurfing championships at the weekend as competitors descended on beaches across west Cornwall.
Seventy windsurfers took part in the final round of the British Wavesailing Association (BWA) championship which was held over three days.
Organisers limited the number of entrants as a precaution after severe weather warnings, but spectators turned out in droves to watch the event.
The action started on Friday 25 at Marazion, where strong southerly winds ensured waves were the perfect playground for jumps and loops.
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The amateur, ladies and masters fleet met early at Gwithian on Saturday morning with head high waves and gusty winds allowing them to show what they could do during a full day of competition.
With the biggest swell and wind forecast, The Bluff at Hayle river mouth was called as the competition location on the final day.
BWA Chairman, Nacho Treacy, said he was overjoyed with the success of the event.
He added: “We always seem to get the best conditions here in Cornwall and with great local support from RB Sails, Haven Holidays and the Bluff pub we have seen some of the most impressive action and in some huge waves and winds that most people would be hiding from. It shows how radical Cornwall and windsurfing can be and we can’t wait to return next year.”
For a full list of winner visit www.britishwavesailingassociation.com.