Tuesday, October 27, 2009

British Surf Kayak Championships - Wales

The British Surf Kayak Championships took place recently after a lot of hard work from Team Wales.

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:
Media Hog
Most consistent competitive surf kayaker
Biggest contribution to the sport
Best surf kayak shot of 2009
Hottest newcomer
Most improved surf kayaker
Biggest wipeout.

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