Bude surfer takes pro surf win

Big congrats to Bude surfer and UK Pro team rider, Miles Lee-Hargreaves, who took his first Men’s Open UK Pro Surf win at the now established Surf Snowdonia event last weekend. Thirty of the UK’s best surf athletes headed to compete in the unique one-day inland competition, where breaks are […]

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Surf Art Exhibition in #Kilkhampton

An exciting art exhibition in Kilktampton coming up soon at the shop of keen surfer, Jon Price, for an exhibition of artwork by surf artist Tim Stafford is to be held at Handmade Framing and Gallery in Kilkhampton, near Bude. Tim Stafford is highly regarded for his surf-inspired paintings which […]

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The Surf Tax

Some great comments on the Surf Tax petition. I especially like this one this morning which has come all the way from Athens:   As a child I visited Cornwall every year (my grandparents lived in St Mawes). It’s where I first learned to sail, surf and windsurf. I went […]

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Surf Tax Could Make #Bude Beaches More Dangerous

Grave concern has been expressed that the new Cornwall Council surf tax (also being called a tourist tax) may cause surfing companies to go under, thereby making surfing more dangerous on our most popular beaches. Certainly, Cornwall Council doesn’t make it easy. Now, Cornwall’s surf schools will be charged up […]

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#Bude’s Surfing Brilliance

Royal babies, elections, forget it for a minute, because this Bank Holiday weekend #Bude’s surfers performed brilliantly (thanks Fay Hargreaves for drawing this to my attention) at the 43rd English National Surfing Championships at Watergate Bay . The amazing Emily Currie was twice crowned in a double whammy. Ms Currie […]

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#Bude = Beaches

The surfers were out this weekend. Fabulous sunshine yesterday and not too bad today either. A few phone pix…loving the new look beach huts by Life’s a Beach. Rob Wilcox will just love my wonky horizons (not!)

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Surf It Like the Captain

From Dave Pritchard comes this lovely memorial to the late Rob Walters. I interviewed Rob once and met him but a few times. Then, sadly, I found myself attending his funeral. Why attend the funeral of someone I’d only met a few times? Because Rob quickly made an impact. He […]

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Why #Bude’s Heidi Redman was “Slightly Understated…”

By Karen Sharpe. In September, I wrote an article about Heidi Redman, Bude’s only female boxer. As a result, I received an email from Ross Chard, Heidi’s trainer, who informed me that “…what she has done in the sport of boxing in the last 18 months was slightly understated”. Ross […]

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Update on Mawgan Porth Deaths

Police investigating the deaths of three people at Mawgan Porth over the weekend are keen to talk to witnesses at Mawgan Porth Village Hall tomorrow, October 28th. Officers will be at the hall from 11am until 2pm and would like to speak to anyone who saw events unfold. Police have now contacted the […]

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Relatives Informed of Sea Tragedy at Mawgan Porth

Police can confirm the next of kin of the three people who died while surfing at Mawgan Porth yesterday have been informed. The deceased have not been formally identified, but police believe they are a 52 year-old man from the Leeds area, a 44 year-old man from St Austell and […]

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Update on Newquay Surf Deaths

Police have confirmed one of the men who died earlier at Newquay was in his fifties, and was from out of the force area. His family have been contacted. The other man and woman were both in their forties and from Cornwall. Officers are still tracing their families. Four of […]

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Bude’s Brilliant Boxer

Article by Karen Sharpe What makes a beautiful young lady want to box? This is a question I have had on my mind for around 18 months, since my youngest daughter announced that her friend was going to take part in a bout. So on 17th September 2014, I met […]

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Bude’s Bright Surfing Future

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is Bude’s insatiable delight in – and appetite for – surfing. So, it is only right and proper that Budehaven is justly proud of its amazing surfing students, supported by the immensely enthusiastic and dedicated teacher Martin Reay. Martin has written this […]

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