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updated : Thursday 12 th August 2004
Surf Festival attracts thousands
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The Rip Curl Boardmasters is over now but you can enjoy lots of photos from the week long event including Nuts Boardmasters Beach Babes, surfing action and picture postcards!

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FACTS

+ There are currently 250,000 surfers in the UK.

+ The biggest surf normally occurs on a pushing tide, especially on the Bristol Channel coast.

+ Croyde Bay in North Devon and Fistral Beach in Cornwall are two of the most popular surfing beaches in Britain.

+ The first ever degree in surfing was offered by the University of Plymouth.

+ The record for the most number of surfers on a board was broken in 1989 at Fistral Beach, Newquay. Twelve surfers rode a 37ft longboard shaped by Tim Mellors.

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The Rip Curl WQS 5* ASP event hit Newquay between August 2nd - 8th. Up to 160 surfers from around the world - including Cornwall's own, Russell Winter - battled it out for a share of the $75,000 prize money in a week long contest.

Thousands of locals and holiday makers soaked up the sun and fun at the Boardmasters and temperatures were well over 20 degrees celsius.

The BBC Cornwall webteam were in Newquay capturing the sights and news of this exciting event.
Check out our photo galleries below and see whether we captured you on the beach.

Click here
to view photos from
Monday 2nd August
at the Newquay Boardmasters Surf Festival

Click here
to view photos from
Tuesday 3rd August
at the Newquay Boardmasters Surf Festival

Click here
to see if we have captured you in our Picture Postcard gallery. Did you write a postcard to your friends and have your photograph taken?

Click here
to enjoy a gallery of the Nuts Boardmaster Beach Babes at Fistral!

Click here to find out the surfing results for the final at the Boardmasters event.

 

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