This weekend, 6 members of the Sussex surf society took part in the national BUCs student competition on Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall.

It is the largest surf competition in Europe, with over 300 competitors and more than 100 heats.

The first rounds began on Friday morning, with small but glassy conditions and saw three of our Sussex guys rip it up in their first heat but unfortunately didn’t make it through to the second round.

The girls’ competition got under way the Saturday, with endless blue skies and some October sunshine but with smaller waves and more wind making conditions messier and consequentially tougher for the girl’s heat. Despite this, two of the girls got through to the second round only to both end up in the same heat against Gwen Spurlock, a Swansea student with two national titles under her belt. Fair to say competition was tough and the girls didn’t manage to proceed to the third round but hopes were not dampened and we’ll be back down there next year for some more sun, surf and sex wax!

If you’re interested in getting involved, add us on facebook (sussex university surf and windsurf) and our next trip is week six to Newquay, all levels welcome, so watch this space!

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