13th Jesus Longboard classic 2021

13th Jesus Longboard classic 2021

13th Jesus Longboard classic 2021 – ‘A fantastic weekend, with outstanding Longboarding’

Organisers Christians Surfers UK in conjunction with the Tubestation were excited to see the swell and weather forecast for this weekend’s (October 9th – 10th) 13th Jesus longboard classic, and the weekend certainly did not disappoint.

With a record entry of over 90 competitors entered into the six divisions, an amazing swell on Saturday, great hospitality, and good weather throughout it was an exciting team that gathered early on Saturday morning for breakfast and check in before the first of 24 heats on Saturday took place.

Saturday’s surf was clean offshore, and in the 4-6ft range which gave and amazing opportunity to showcase what these longboarders are able to do in great conditions. Some brilliant surfing throughout the day in all of the categories so by the time high tide was pushing in on Saturday night the event was through to semi-finals and finals for the Sunday.

Action however at the Tubestation was not finished there, all those interested had a fantastic opportunity to listen to ‘The Long paddle’ epic expedition man Mr Brendon Prince sharing about his 141 days, 3900 km stand-up paddle board around the shores of the UK which set three world records. Brendon shared the story behind why he did this incredible challenge, about water safety and education and answered many questions from the really interested packed Tubestation audience.

A good evening of socialising in various places around Polzeath on Saturday night and the surfers were back again in time for breakfast before the very special surfers blessing which takes place every Sunday of this contest at 9a. An opportunity to reflect on life and this focus was about surrendering and mental illness, quite poignant for many people and a few tears shed as local Tubestation leader Dylan shared his thoughts.
Sunday surf was smaller with a northerly wind making conditions trickier but the event rapidly moved through the semi-finals and into the finals, giving the judges on the head land a busy time.

The great thing about the weather was that the presentation was able to be held outdoors in the open around 4 pm on Sunday afternoon. Contest director and head of Christian Surfers UK Phil Williams welcomed everybody to the hill and thanked so many people who worked tirelessly to put this event on including obviously Tubestation, Christians Surfers volunteers from around the country, Era adventures for providing water cover throughout the weekend, the local RNLI, and obviously the sponsors of the event Nineplus, Finisterre, and Old Guys rule. Some great photos from Richard Davies and Andy Holter.

Before announcing the winners he shared a brief message of hope and faith as we are coming through a really tough time.
A couple of great speeches from the ‘open’ winners who had both won for the first time with Jordan Zervas taking the men’s title and Beth Leighfield the women’s title and prize money of £200 each.
Other winners included Arthur Randell in the U18’s, newly married Elliot Dudley in the hotly contested Over 35’s, Rich Emerson took his first win in the over 50’s division, and the ever-green Colin Bright took yet another victory in the over 60’s.
This was the second event in two weeks for the Christian surfer’s crew who do an amazing job supporting not only this event but others around the country. This event was one of the best remembered of the ‘Jesus Longboard’ due to so many variables but coming back together as a longboard community after the COVID challenges was pretty special. It was great to see so many people back together again with smiles on faces.

this event, and I am sure many of the competitors are looking forward to this weekend’s BLU event at Fistral.
If you would like to know any more about the work of Christian Surfers UK log onto  christiansurfers.co.uk

Jesus Longboard Classic

Jesus Longboard Classic

Organisers Christian surfers UK are very excited to be welcoming the longboard community to the 13th anniversary Jesus Longboard Classic, which will be held over the weekend of October 9 – 10 based at its usual venue of Tubestation using the beach at Polzeath.

After sadly being unable to host the event last year in person, due to COVID restrictions (although we did organise an upload video based event) it will be great to gather the longboard community back together again.

The Jesus Longboard Classic is a great contest for both those who have not entered a competition before and those seasoned contest surfers. The event has a well-deserved reputation for its friendly atmosphere and relaxed vibe, as well as the later rounds being highly competitive.

The event has always attracted some of the top longboard surfers in the UK, with previous winners including Ben Skinner, Ben Howarth, Ben Howey, Beth Leighfield and Emily Currie.
Due to the ongoing popularity of the event entries are limited, so for all those keen to enter we would advise surfers to get their entries in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, the portal is now open, so to enter follow the link here.

All the various elements that go along with this contest, the great vibe, hospitality in the Tubestation and exciting surfing will all be there again.

With the Jesus Surf Classic growing every year Christian Surfers took the decision 12 years ago, to give the Longboard community their own dedicated event. This was done to enlarge the entry numbers and increase the number of categories being contested. Also, to give the competitive longboard community a more focused stage to highlight the progression of UK longboarding.

The Jesus Longboard Classic, after the success of the last few year’s have decided to continue with a ‘Legends’ category (due to popular demand) which will cover 60 and above, and this will be restricted to a maximum of eight surfers – first-come first-served. In addition, we will also be holding the following categories: Grand Masters over 50, Masters over 35, Open, Juniors (U18) and Women’s. Entry includes a free competition T-shirt.

Deadline for entries will be 4th October, unless there is space available in the surfers chosen category.

We are also very pleased that although not forming part of their contest series, the event is being endorsed by the British Longboard Union (BLU).

A big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who help make this exciting event happen – Including Cornwall Council, Tubestation, Finisterre, Christian Surfers, Nineplus, Era water safety and Beagle Media

For further details contact on the contest, contact davidjrenyard@hotmail.co.uk or phone 07870830182, and for more information on Christian Surfers UK, including all the latest news on the events log onto christiansurfers.co.uk , and for more information on the Tubestation log onto tubestation.org

11th Jesus Longboard Classic

11th Jesus Longboard Classic

The Jesus Longboard Classic has for many years been a significant event in the UK longboard surfing calendar, but unfortunately due to too much surf, or lack of surf, the 2018 event had to be postponed twice. However, the organising team decided that there was a real enthusiasm to re-run the event early in the new year to kick-off the competition season for the longboard community, hence the new date of 23rd and 24th March 2019.
Everybody involved had a really fun weekend and with around 80 entries in six categories, it was a busy one for the organisers Christian Surfers UK and their host partners Tubestation in Polzeath.

The event is part of the Jesus Surf Series which Christian Surfers UK has been running for 27 years as a way of serving the surfing community and which, due to its popularity, was split into two contests (the Jesus Longboard Classic and the Jesus Surf Classic) in order to provide a focus and additional capacity and which has proved extremely popular with all concerned.
Saturday morning dawned with three foot waves, breakfast and hospitality for all involved at Tubestation and by around 9am heats got underway and carried through till 5:20pm. Surfing on the first day is always a mix of those who take it pretty seriously and those who perhaps have entered the event for the first time as they have heard how welcoming everybody is.

After around 20 heats on the first day, the semi-finals draw was set up for Sunday and the contestants in the Open Men’s and Women’s finals already known. One highlight of the Open Men’s semi-final was Ben Howey and Elliot Dudley going head-to-head, with both scoring over 16 points; on this occasion Elliott Dudley just pipped Ben, but all was set for a great final day.
From day one of this event the Surfers Blessing has always been a key focus; a reflective 20 minutes organised by the Tubestation team giving people the opportunity to start Sunday thinking about various things. This year the focus was ‘community’, the importance of it and of being there for people; no better illustrated than by the longboarding community and the role of Tubestation in the area.

With ten heats remaining on the last day the surfing continued to improve and at around 1.30pm the presentations took place. In a packed Tubestation speeches were heard, trophies, cheques and prizes handed out, thanks given and all involved agreed it was a fantastic weekend and a good decision to persevere.

Regarding the winners some of the highlights were :
Wales’ Colin Bright appearing in three finals including the Legends division (60+) beating brother Gwyn and the rest of the Welsh contingent. Arthur Randell taking out the U18s division and very generously donating his first prize of an Indo Board to the Tubestation for their future use; top bloke.
Fantastic surfing in both the 35+ (Masters) and 50+ (Grandmasters) with Sam Bleakley taking the younger title and Mark Goodright the senior title. Both the Men’s and Women’s finals were really exciting affairs with Emily Currie beating Beth Leighfield to retain her title from the previous event, and in a very, very close tussle Ben Howey just pipped James Parry to the championship by 0.1 point, retaining his title !!

This event could not be run without some great partners and sponsors and this year our sponsors included Nineplus, Finisterre, Old Guys Rule, Bird Sunglasses and Indo Board. A huge thanks goes to Era Adventures for water cover, Beagle Media for the video edit that will be with us soon, BLU and Hotdoggers for ongoing support and photographer, Andy Holter. Final thanks of course go to the amazing staff at Tubestation and all the volunteers from Christian Surfers UK who give their time freely for the weekend, and God for providing waves and indeed sunshine on finals day.

Christian Surfers UK events continue throughout the summer including the 25th anniversary National Gathering June 21st – 23rd, the 27th Jesus Surf Classic at Croyde in September (14th & 15th) and the 12th Jesus Longboard Classic October 12th & 13th.

For more details of the work of Christian Surfers UK log on to christiansurfers.co.uk and for more details and pictures of the event via the links on our Facebook pages, Christian Surfers UK and Jesus Surf Series CSUK

RESULTS

LEGENDS 60+

1: Colin Bright
2: Gwyn Bright
3: Chris Taylor
4: Peter Cosier
5: Ray Samson

JUNIOR (U18)

1: Arthur Randell
2: Barnaby Innes
3:Esmee Gregorius
4: Dylan Cummings

GRANDMASTERS 50+

1: Mark Goodnight
2: Steve Harrison
3: Colin Bright
4: Steve Broad

MASTERS 35+

1: Sam Bleakley
2: Colin Bright
3: Owen Stoneman
4: Damien Hookeron

WOMAN

1:Emily Currie
2:Beth Leighfield
3:Claire Email
4:Tina Beresford

OPEN

1: Elliot Dudley
2: Ben Howey
3: James Parry
4: Sam Bleakley

10th JESUS LONGBOARD CLASSIC

10th JESUS LONGBOARD CLASSIC

7 – 8 OCTOBER, POLZEATH

Organisers at Christian Surfers UK are very excited to confirm the dates and details of the 10th anniversary Jesus Longboard Classic, which will be held over the weekend of October 7-8th at its usual venue of Tubestation and using the beach at Polzeath.

It’s a great contest for both those who have not entered a competition before and those seasoned contest surfers. The Jesus Longboard Classic has a well-deserved reputation for its friendly atmosphere and relaxed vibe, as well as the later rounds being highly competitive.

The event has always attracted some of the top longboard surfers in the UK, with previous winners including Ben Skinner, Ben Howarth, Ben Howey and Emily Currie.

Due to the ongoing popularity of the event entries are limited, so for all those keen to enter we would advise surfers to get their entries in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The portal is now open, just follow the link www.christiansurfers.co.uk/register/jlc

All the various elements that go along with this contest, the great vibe, hospitality in the Tubestation and exciting surfing will all be there again, and perhaps a few extra surprises.
With the Jesus Surf Classic growing every year Christian Surfers took the decision 10 years ago to give the Longboard community their own dedicated event. This was done to enlarge the entry numbers and increase the number of categories being contested and also to give the competitive longboard community a more focused stage to highlight the progression of UK longboarding.

The Jesus Longboard Classic has, for the first time in its history, added a Legends category (due to popular demand) for those aged 60 and above, and this will be restricted to a maximum of eight surfers – first-come first-served. In addition, we will also be holding the following categories: Grandmasters 50+, Masters 35+, Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Juniors (U18). Entry includes a free competition T-shirt.

Deadline for entries will be 3rd October, unless there is space available in the surfer’s chosen category.

We are also very pleased that although not forming part of their contest series, the event is being endorsed by the British Longboard Union (BLU).

A big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who help make this exciting event happen – including Cornwall Council, Tubestation, Finisterre, Christian Surfers, Nineplus, Zeaglass, Bird Sunglasses, George’s Surf School, Era Water Safety and Beagle Media

For further details:
About the contest: davidjrenyard@hotmail.co.uk or phone 07870 830182
Jesus Surf Series CSUK Facebook page CLICK HERE
Christian Surfers UK www.christiansurfers.co.uk
Tubestation: www.tubestation.org