10 - 11 Sep 2016
The 24th Jesus Surf Classic comes to its North Devon home once again over the weekend of 10 – 11 September, with the Groms (U12) division continuing, along with seven other categories and, weather permitting, the mobile skatepark back again.
The Jesus Surf Classic is organised and run by Christian Surfers UK and this year there is over £2000 of prize money to be shared between the eight categories, with the Open Mens surfing champion receiving £300. This year we are increasing the Ladies Open winner cheque to our highest ever, £300, the same as the Open Mens winner. Last year’s hugely successful 23rd event was oversubscribed, with over 130 entries, so contestants are being advised to get their online entries in early. You will be advised again when registration is open, but probably around early July .
As before, over 100 Christian Surfers volunteers from around the country will be involved in organising the weekend, making it ideal for competitors, supporters and, of course, their families. There will be a skate park, marquee and BBQ, and surf and skate movies will be shown on the large screen throughout the weekend. There will be a Big Move skateboard competition on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (weather permitting) at the purpose-built skate park. We are looking forward to seeing lots of skaters coming down to this event once again. Last year was the busiest yet on the skatepark and saw the highest number of entries in the skateboard competition.
If you have any questions in advance of the entry portal opening please e-mail Ali Boddy firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition is always fierce and last year Bude’s Liam Turner took the Open event, and Bude’s Emily Currie took victory in the Open Women’s division, along with a cheque for £200 and trophy. It is also, however, a great opportunity for those wishing to enter their first competition in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The hotly contested Groms division (U12) was won by Bude’s Stanley Norman, and the equally competitive Masters (Over 35s) was won by Paul Kirby also from Bude.
The Jesus Surf Classic has become one of the biggest and longest running surf contests in the UK and Christian Surfers UK is once again very much looking forward to hosting it at one of the best beach breaks on the north coast, Croyde Bay.
As before, working closely with Parkdean Holidays, those camping at the Parkdean site will have access to a special 2 1/2 day rate which means contestants and supporters don’t have to move off their pitch early on Sunday morning. Please request this when making a booking for the campsite.
Check out the action from 2015 and we look forward to seeing you this year.