2017 date: 1 & 2 April 2017
Find out what happened last year…
Who will be crowned Legend of the Bay? Hosted by Extreme Academy and back for a third year on 23-24 April 2016, ‘Legend’ brings together the UK’s best stand-up paddle boarders (SUP) and kitesurfers for one big weekend of high-adrenaline watersports.
Legend is a unique collaboration between the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) and the British Kitesports Association (BKSA).
Competitors can enter either individual competitions in their favoured sport – a wave jam kitesurf event, or a SUP surf competition – or they can challenge for the coveted title of ‘Legend of the Bay’, which will be awarded to the competitor with the highest combined score from both disciplines.
All photography © Bob Berry.
Conditions for last year’s event were brutally challenging, testing the strength and the ability of the UK’s best watermen and women. Our very own Josh Coombes from Extreme Academy eventually reigned supreme, taking joint crown of the 2015 Legend title alongside reigning champion Dom Moore.
This year, Tina Beresfoot, current BSUPA Womens National Champion, has already confirmed her entry. A local girl hailing from Newquay, she will be representing Team GB at the ISA World Paddleboard Championships later this year. Previous BSUPA Mens Champion Neil Gent has also signed up. Neil is a proficient kitesurf and has come close to being crowded Legend of the Bay in previous years.
Whatever the outcome, Legend is always a nail-biting spectator event from the water’s edge.
The Beach Hut
Don’t forget The Beach Hut overlooking Watergate Bay will be open from 9am-9pm offering the best seats in the house with an Extreme Hot Chocolate in tow.
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