The Fat Face Night Surf heads Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay between the 22nd-24th June, and looks set to be the best event yet. In conjunction with the BPSA, (UK Pro Surf Tour), The Fat Face Night Surf is now in its eighth year. Following such a great turnout last year, where a 'one in', 'one out' system had to operate, this year the Saturday Night is being ticketed.
The Night Series are top events which encourage amateur surfers to compete alongside Fat Face Team Riders and Newquay locals such as Emma Skinner and Chris Thompson, as well as defending champions and UK pro tour riders Alan Stokes and Nicole Morgan. Serious prize money is up for grabs, as well as tons of spot prizes and heaps of Fat Face gear.
The surfing kicks off this afternoon with Men, Women and Longboard heats. Surfers will be battling it out for their chance to take part in the prestigious Night Surf finals on the Saturday. With defending champion Alan Stokes taking home the trophy for 2002, 2004 and 2006 a tough competition is yet to be seen with Alan defending his title so close after injury from his ankle.
The action will continue on the Saturday (midday onwards), which is when thousands are expected to descend on Lusty Glaze for The Fat Face Academy workshops, classes in Stand Up Paddle Boarding and to watch the Night Surf action featuring the top riders and winners of the heats from the previous two days. Helping to cheer the surfers on will be live bands and a Beach BBQ to feed the masses, followed by a prize giving and party.