The Mounts Bay Academy surf team are currently the Cornwall Schools’ Champions, with a strong team through all the age groups and divisions. This weekend most of the team travelled up to Perranporth for the first competition of the year, The English Nationals. The surf was amazing, with an off shore wind, and waves building through the day from 3-5 feet. This event is the flagship competition of the newly formed ‘Surfing England’ created to apply for NGB status with Sport England, in preparation for the 2020 Olympics where surfing will be represented for the first time. All our surfers performed amazingly well and approached the weekend with a great attitude. In the under 14 girls, Asha Sykes came second in the final, with Bonnie Whitelock taking the title, as well as getting through to the semi finals of the womens open event! In the under 14 boys Thomas Reeves performed really well getting to the semi finals. In the under 16 boys Huck New knocked out a good portion of the English team squad on his way to the semi finals, and Woody New made his way to the final getting fourth overall. Finley Gray-Williams performed really well, narrowly missing out on a quarter final place in the under 16 boys, and Iris Tanner got to the semi finals of the under 16 girls. It was an amazing achievement by all the travelling students. The next competition is this coming weekends ‘Clash of the Groms’ at Watergate Bay.
Report by Luke New