Watergate Bay paddleboard championship attracts crowds
- 5 October 2013
- From the section Cornwall
"Pretty perfect" conditions have attracted hundreds of spectators to the British Stand Up Paddleboard Championship in Cornwall.
The two-day event, organised by the British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) is being held at Watergate Bay.
"There's a nice clean 2-3ft wave and the sun's out, so I'd say it's pretty perfect," events director Richard Marsh said.
BSUPA said the "family-friendly" sport was growing in popularity.
"It really has something for everyone and this year we've got men, woman and children competing," Mr Marsh said.
"We have competitors from across Britain - including a teenager from Jersey
"Last year's conditions were a bit testing to say the least, but this year - although it would be great if the swell was another couple of feet bigger - it's good enough for everyone."
The championship is being hosted by the Extreme Academy.