Anyone who has been in Cornwall for the last few weeks will know that we are in the middle of a wave drought as well as a heat wave! And this isn’t showing any signs of stopping any time soon. It is because of the diabolical forecast, that we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Smart Parking Night Surf event scheduled for this weekend (6th 7th July).
The jet stream, which is a conveyor belt for swell generating storms in the Atlantic has moved north, and therefore there are no waves forecast for our waiting period. Wen are locked in a high pressure pattern in the UK providing us with a fantastic run of hot weather, but unfortunately not helping with the ocean swell.
Dave Reed, Contest Director of the UKPSA Pro Surf Tour said “It is unfortunate we have had to postpone the event but I believe we have no option and we have an alternate date which fits in well with the tour. To find a true champion we need to, as far as possible, provide the best conditions for the surfers to compete in”. Adding “I would like to thank the sponsors Smart Parking, Korev Larger and Fistral Beach for their understanding with the situation”.
The event will now take place at the end of the season on 26th and 27th October, making it the final event of the 2018 Tour and the deciding competition for who the best surfers in the UK are.
In the meantime, we still have lots more competition to look forward too, the UK Schools Championships in 2 weeks time and the Surf Snowdonia Challenge in September are the next events on the roster. As with all our events, we hope you enjoy watching them on our live broadcast and get behind our athletes as they battle it out for the title.
Photo: Jason Feast