Once again we have been tasked with running the surfing event of the Cornwall School Games. Over 3000 pupils will be competing in this years games with over 150 in the surfing alone. If you know anything about surfing comps then you’ll instantly realise that getting 150 kids into their heats on time, keeping them hydrated and stopping the whole day becoming a free-for-all is a harrowing experience.
Having to get it completed in under 5 hours even more so!
This years event is taking place at Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay so it’ll be great to work on a different beach for a change even if there are 100 punishing steps to get down to it. It’ll be a great day, just very busy. If you’re in the area check it out. Maybe even buy the judges a coffee, they’ll be needing it!
Meanwhile the weather. I know, I don’t want to go on about the weather – it shows a real lack of imagination. But it has been bonkers lately and it’s doing some real weird things to the surf.
There’s a saying: If you don’t like the weather in Cornwall, just wait.
This has never been truer than this week. Blistering sun in the mornings, gales in the afternoons and the longest spell of flat surf that most people can remember. Some of the salty sea-dogs reckon it hasn’t been this small since 1976. And we know how good the weather was that year.
Well I don’t, I was two. But you know what I’m getting at. Fingers crossed for a long barmy summer this year.