Skindog ranked fifth in the world and Bearman ranked 13th have just set off on ( a very long) journey to PNG to surf in the Kumul PNG World Longboard Championship. Along side hem this event will be 17 year old Joe Hornbuckle.

Joe from St Agnes was also awarded a spot into the all-prestigious WLC that will soon launch at the Kumul PNG World Longboard Championship after surfing the qualifying legs in Europe last year.

Joe will have the opportunity to take his learning spree to the next level, competing against the very best longboarders on the planet at the World Longboard Championship and understandably, he can’t wait!

“I’m crazy excited about going to PNG, I’ve never been anywhere geographically close or conditions wise so it’s going to be an awesome change. I really look forward to surfing in board shorts properly, I just want to go and have fun.”

We will keep you update on how Joe does in his first World Championship effort in Papua New Guinea when competition starts on March 18.