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The esteemed “Oscar-esque” UK Pro Surf Awards ceremony took place at The Carnmarth Hotel, Newquay amidst a winter wonderland theme welcoming the festive season. A familiar cast of courtly-dressed surfers celebrated a successful year on the UK’s Professional surfing tour with the Surf industry leaders for an evening of food, music and most importantly the …

Tickets are now on sale for the British Diving Championships which will take place next month at Plymouth’s Life Centre. Britain’s largest domestic diving competition will be held over the weekend of January 26-28 in Devon with the country’s best divers hoping to put their name in the hat for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic squad. …

Three female rowers from Exeter, who are busy preparing for the Talisker Atlantic Challenge next year, have just completed a 24-hour non-stop marathon as part of their intense training programme. They are also raising money for their charity, Surfers Against Sewage, in their Plastic Free Coastlines campaign. Kirsty Barker, Kate Salmon and Rosalind West completed …

For most people following the Clipper around-the-world leg from Cape Town to Fremantle, the prospect of West Country skipper Bob Beggs leading his ‘rookie’ crew of fare-paying passengers to the podium had long disappeared. They could trace that moment back to when the experienced Torpoint yachtsman turned around to assist a rival yacht that had …

Officials from the Mayflower club in Plymouth are hoping that Sophie Harris, a member of their ladies senior squad, will be included in the Great Britain para team following a series of recent assessments and tests at the GB National Training Centre at Caversham near Reading. The 32-year-old joined the club at the end of …

A West Country mum and her two sons were the stand-out riders in the Formula Kite World Championships in Oman. ‘Team Bridge’, from Exmouth, were prominent throughout the six-day kitesurfing spectacular in Muscat, but the thin line between success and failure in this high-octane sport was once again illustrated when Olly Bridge was almost knocked …

Three South West surfers have been selected in Surfing England’s team to compete in the 2017 Stance World Adaptive Surfing Championships in La Jolla, California, starting on Wednesday. Following a monumental year which saw Surfing England run its inaugural Adaptive Surfing Open, the time has come for the English flag to fly high on the …

The era that put Plymouth so proudly on the diving map has come to an end. Great Britain’s best-ever female diver and three-time Olympian Tonia Couch has called time on her illustrious 18-year career. Couch, Sarah Barrow, Tom Daley and coach Andy Banks were a remarkable quartet which took diving by the scruff of the …