Results of the Fistral event are now on the results page.
Final rankings for the year to follow.
A big thank you to our sponsors, the Stable, Fistral Beach, Robies and Ocean and Earth for their support this weekend for the final event of the year. The event was run off in one day due to the poor forecast of conditions for Sunday. Saturday saw some of the largest surf experienced in one of our events with paddle outs being somewhat of a mission, the strong side shore rip and the sheer size of some of sets, some at least double overhead. The RNLI did a great job in keeping us all safe and providing timely advice and assistance to surfers not familiar with Fistral.
Photo's and results will, as usual appear over the next few days with final rankings over the next couple of weeks.
A big thank you to all competitors for their support of the event and the BLU.
Just a reminder that the Christian Surfers Longboard contest is open for entries. The event is over the weekend of the 15th/16th October at Polzeath.
The link to the entry form is here...
ISA world Longboard Championship rules on length
ISA Article here.
"All longboards were measured prior to the at the ISA World Longboard Championships at Huanchaco, Peru and a large number were found to be less than the minimum regulation 9' 0". Some boards were borderline along the rocker but many were rejected for the competition up to 2 inches short including one board of Team GB.
ISA ruling: Length is a minimum of 9 feet from the tip of the board in a straight line along its deck.
This year at the WLC, borderline boards were able to be botched to increase the length but it is my understanding, that this will not be repeated at future ISA Longboard events. In order that this doesn't happened to the equipment of British Competitors next season, organisers are going to to measure boards at the coming BLU Valero Classic (just to raise awareness) and before all legs of the BLU Season 2014. It would be helpful for competitors to speak with their shapers to ensure that in future boards are the regulation minimum length."
The British Longboard Union 2016
Wind forecast site