Fat Face Night Surf 2008

Written by: Press Release

Submitted: 28th April 2008

Fat Face, the active lifestyle brand, has confirmed the dates for this year's Fat Face Night Surf as 27 to 29th June, which will take place at Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay.

Joss Ash, Night Surf

Joss Ash, Night Surf
Photo: Jason Feast

Fat Face Night Surf - Bigger and Better This Year

Part of the UKPSA (UK Pro Surf Association) Surf Tour, last year's event attracted over 150 competitors – with Pros riding alongside the amateurs – with the limited swell testing the competitors to the absolute max.

Australia's Jarrad Sullivan claimed the Men's Night Surf Open Title, just stealing it from local boy, Russ Winter! Fat Face Team Rider, Chris Thomson won the Longboard competition and Holly Donnelly won the women's final. There was also a hotly contested Grommits Comp with Harry Timson, maintaining his title as U12 winner and Gwen Spurlock taking the trophy home in the U16 girl's event.

Ian Williams, Fat Face Events Manager, comments: "The Fat Face Night Surf is one of the most testing events on the UKPSA tour due to the major lack of ability to see the waves coming in. Night surfing relies on natural ability to react to the flow and possible changes in direction of any given wave let alone the off putting shadows thrown by the lights."

Dave Reed, Contest Director from the UKPSA comments: "This is the eight annual Night Surfing event, the only one in the UK, the event gets bigger and bigger each year and the importance of it on the tour also increases as it retains a two star status with more prize money and points available for the Open division." Adding "Every year we have put the event on it has been sponsored by Fat Face and supported by the Adventure Centre at Lusty Glaze, without their help the event would not take place, we on the tour would like to thank them both for the commitment they give to help the growth of Professional Surfing"

Last year the Red Arrows graced the skies above and entertained the crowds, who turned up in their droves to enjoy one of the only sunny weekends last summer!

Competitors and spectators alike can be sure to be part of another awesome weekend of top surfing, a chilled environment, fireworks and the best parties, long into the night!

Fat Face will be providing free surf lessons, for would be surf hopefuls, with Team Riders offering words of advice and vital tips. Having just launched its own range of surfboards (Mini Mal, Classic Nose Rider and Fish), Fat Face will be showcasing its gear and encouraging people to have a go, regardless of experience.

With the event growing at an incredible rate over the past few years, proving overwhelmingly popular, organisers are, for the second year, making the Fat Face Night Surf a ticket only event. Full details of how to get your tickets are available from www.fatface.com/events.

In addition to all the prizes given Relentless Energy Drink will be awarding £250 to the surfer who performs the best floater of the contest, which could come from the Open, Women's, Longboard or Grommet divisions.