Tsunami Cup - Surf Skate Comp
25th September 2008
For the fourth year running over the weekend of September 20th and 21st , Christian Surfers East Wales and the Welsh Coast Surf Club have been involved in the Tsunami Cup. As with last year, it was integrated into the Surf Cult Festival which takes place in Porthcawl.
In addition to the traditional fund raiser which is a surf comp, this year they decided to combine it with a skate comp by bringing the Christian Surfers mobile skate park to Porthcawl promenade. This was set up and used for the duration of the event, in conjunction with Surf Cult and a number of other key sponsors.
The good news was that on the weekend of September 20th the sun shone and the weather was warm. However, this meant the surf was not co-operating. After 3 heats of an expression session unfortunately the surf comp had to be postponed until later in the Autumn - date to be confirmed. What this meant was that the skate park became the centre of attraction and we worked with the local Bridgend Council to put on a great event attracting a number of youngsters from the valleys and beyond who participated in the skate contest during the day.
Christian Surfers UK as always provided a great team of volunteers and this event was no different as they manned the resources marquee as well as running the contest in conjunction with Welsh Coast Surf Club. A big thanks also to the Blythe’s, and Tom Anderson who played major roles.
The ‘Charity’ surf expression session was won by Rob Blythe, who very inventively took out two surf boards and jumped from one to the other, riding them both in his heat in pretty miniscule waves. He took away a number of goodies, including a G Shock Watch and Surfers Bible, as well as a movie from Christian Surfers.
We look forward to setting a new date for the surf comp and once again work with the local community in Porthcawl and surrounding area, as well as the Welsh Coast Surf Club, to raise money to support the work of Surf Relief UK.