Llangenith, Gower, South Wales was the venue for the champs this year, and with the increasing numbers in surf kayaking at the moment, it was no surprise that we had over 40 entries.
The surf was great and the weather played ball so everybody had a great time. The surf kayak awards were a new addition to the champs this year, with prizes going to a selection of categories:
Most consistent competitive surf kayaker
Biggest contribution to the sport
Best surf kayak shot of 2009
Most improved surf kayaker
The surf kayak awards had a strict dress code of black ties and ball dresses, which for a load of trainer wearing hoodied surf kayakers, turned out to be pretty entertaining.
The finals went down on Sunday and new British Champions were crowned. With a fantastic range of prices from NOOKIE, all finalists went home with new gear, and Junior British Champion, Jordan Thomas, left with a £100 Nookie Voucher!!
A massive thanks therefore must go to Nookie for supporting the event!!
Nathan 'Yellowboy' Eades
Nookie Team Rider
Full results are on kayaksurf.net