Trust To Run Own Surfing Events 2009: The National

Trust to run own surfing events

THE National Trust has launched a surf competition to encourage young people to enjoy the UK coastline and raise awareness about the importance of
protecting it. The first competition in the charity’s Boarder Series will take place in Cornwall next month. Although the conservation charity is better known for preserving historic houses and gardens, it also looks after 700 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This includes 36 per cent of the Devon and Cornwall coast, which is home to some of the UK’s top surfing destinations. Robyn Davies, five times British surfing champion and surf coordinator for the National Trust, said: “These events are aimed at juniors &ndash 11 to 16-year-olds. “We really hope that the National Trust Boarder Series will introduce more people to the joys of the coastline and raise awareness of the importance of looking after this special environment, while having bags of fun at the same time. Trust beaches are the ideal location to hold surf events because, thanks to the trust’s ongoing work, they remain unspoilt and still have that wilderness feel which surfers crave.” The first in the competition series, North of the Boarder, will take place at Crantock, near Newquay, on Saturday, May 9.
The South of the Boarder event will take place at Poldhu, near Helston, on Sunday, October 25.

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