2021 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Champions Crowned
English Champions crowned in 15 divisions of surfing, at England’s most elite surf contest, the 2021 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships.
In a weekend of back-to-back heats and double peak surfing at Watergate Bay, a fantastic crew of over 160 surfers came together to compete to claim an English Champion title. The surf was firing, the event site and sponsors were buzzing, and the performances on show from the competitors were off the charts. Bringing back this iconic event in full capacity was a resounding success and marked moment for English Surfing, where the future is so bright.
The contest ran with live scoring in full swing on both peaks, meaning avid supporters could log in and see the heats and scores dropping from anywhere in the world, reverberating the excitement right across the globe to international fans.
The level of surfing showcased was seriously impressive, with some well experienced competitors showing their skills and some new names making themselves known.
In the Men’s Open, the surfers were whittled down from 36 to a final of 4, as they charged through the rounds in a true endurance test on Saturday, with Luke Dillon taking the Men’s Champion Title in a competitive final on Sunday. In the Women’s Open, when it came down to the crunch it was Groms Alys Barton who placed 2nd and Lauren Sandland who at just 15 years old took the Women’s Champion title – she’s one to watch.
Renowned multi-disciplined surfer Emily Currie took the Women’s Longboard Champion spot, continuing on from her victory as Boardmaster’s Longboard Champion in August. Emily showed her skills on a shortboard too making the finals and placing 4th.
In the Men’s Longboard, experienced competitors Ben Skinner and Sam Bleakley put on a good show, with Ben’s last wave of the heat swinging the Champion title to his name. Ben is currently 5th in the World for longboarding and has some very exciting contests ahead, the WSL Longboard Champ title in his sights.
In the Junior Divisions, the boys’ categories saw a great turn out and for some of the U12s, after no competition last year, taking those Champion spots was a true highlight of their year. The Champs returned their vests with beaming smiles and showed their maturity congratulating their fellow competitors. For some of the U12’s, its all about competition in the water but strong friendships on the beach, a fantastic crew of boys and girls are coming through the ranks.
The U14s, U16s, and U18s heats for boys and girls lit up the beach on Friday, in arguably the best conditions of the weekend with clean lines gracing Watergate Bay. Aerials were on show from Lucas Skinner and Stanley Norman, whilst the other groms look on to learn these skills. Fierce cutbacks and amplifying amounts of spray were powered off turns, showing the judges the high calibre of surfing and a great spectacle to watch.
On-site Caravan and Motorhome Club attended representing the brand and also on a beach cleaning mission, supporting our environmental aims to leave no trace of our contests. Red Bull also joined us for the weekend providing a chill out area for surfers and product to give some energy to those who were after it. From The Wave, Nick Hounsfield, who is also the Chair of Surfing England was on the beach watching the action from the finals on Sunday. korev lager and dryrobe lit up the site with some great branding and prizes for surfers, all which were thoroughly enjoyed by the Champs who won them!
What a weekend! This was the 2021 Caravan and Motorhome Club English National Surfing Championships, held at Watergate Bay, Cornwall. We cannot wait to return to the beach next year.
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U12 Boys Shortboard
1 Isaac Friend 2 Noah Renaud 3 Sebastian Connolly 4 Harvey James Waters
U12 Girls Shortboard
1 Bethan Davies 2 Sunny Ingram 3 Harlyn Sykes 4 Hazel Bennett
U14 Boys Shortboard
1 Lukas Skinner 2 Reen Bowden-Inoue 3 Finley Donovan 4 Sammy Woolf
U14 Girls Shortboard
1 Eva Blackford 2 Boe Howell 3 Lilly Issberner
U16 Boys Shortboard
1 Arthur Randell 2 Elliot Barton 3 Otis Perry 4 Ishka Thres
U16 Girls Shortboard
1 Belle Betteridge 2 Lauren Sandland 3 Eva Moorcraft-Holland 4 Rosie Thomas
U18 Boys Shortboard
1 Stanley Norman 2 Sam Hearn 3 Keiron Smith 4 Beau Betteridge
U18 Girls Shortboard
1 Alys Barton 2 Tegan Blackford 3 Asha Sykes 4 Sofia Louise Gooding
U18 Boys Longboard
1 Arthur Randell 2 Gwillym King 3 Syd Randell 4 Jacob Morrall
Men’s Masters (35+)
1 Joss Ash 2 Joel Gray 3 Matt Harwood 4 Simon Nicholson
Men’s Kahunas (45+)
1 Roger Knight 2 Lee Griffin 3 Paul Kirby 4 Ian Peter Warwick
Women’s Open Longboard
1 Emily Currie 2 Tina Beresford 3 Beth Leighfield 4 Jennifer Pendlebury
Men’s Open Longboard
1 Ben Skinner 2 Sam Bleakly 3 Jack Gregorius 4 Ashley Braunton
Women’s Open Shortboard
1 Lauren Sandland 2 Alys Barton 3 Lucy Campbell 4 Emily Currie
Men’s Open Shortboard
1 Luke Dillon 2 Stanley norman 3 Joss Ash 4 Beau Bromham
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A further thank you to our fantastic headline partners Caravan and Motorhome Club and to our amazing partners korev Lager, The Wave, dryrobe, Decathlon, Clarke Willmott, Vospers, Red Bull, Surfdome, and our Media Partners Panoptic Motion.
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