Elusive Open Of Surf returns to Porthcawl.

The 8th Annual Open of Surf 2014 will take place on the 18th October at Rest Bay, Porthcawl.

Co-sponsored by Diplock Surfboards, Obsessive-Disorder hardware, Nectar Sunglasses, Carver & Sunset Skateboards, Flow Surf & Skate, City Surf & Skate, and supported by the Welsh Surfing Federation, the Welsh Coast Surf Club, Christian Surfers and Bridgend Council.

In conjunction with the event, there will be a “Super Hero” fancy dress Expression session with all proceeds going to Wave Project Cymru.

The Wave Project is a not for profit CIC delivering six-week surfing courses for young people with mental health difficulties. For further details contact claire@waveproject.co.uk. www.waveproject.co.uk

Local radio station Bridge FM will be covering the day’s events that include non-stop surfing action, skateboard demonstration and BBQ.

The Elusive Welsh Open has a strong association with Porthcawl, hosting the event on 7 previous occasions. The town has a rich heritage of surfing and is home to a handful of past champions.

Returning this year and hoping to retain his 2012 crown will be ex South African WQS surfer and triple Elusive Champion Mike Young. The question is, can the Elusive Open trophy return to Wales?

There will be an Open, Women’s & Open Longboard category, plus prizes for the highest placed U/16 in each category.

Prizes include a custom shaped shortboard, women’s wetsuit, sunglasses, skateboards, tail pads, clothing and discount shopping vouchers. Elusive owner Nick Clewer added, “We’ve received excellent local support for this event right from the start back in 2006. The town is a perfect location with excellent amenities and the beaches right on the door step, and it promises to be a great fun event.

Entry is £10 per division, please email info@elusivesurf.com for further details.

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