SWATCH GIRLS PRO COMING TO SW FRANCE NEXT WEEK!!!!

That’s right… the hottest chicks on the best Euro beachies. Get to Hossegor next week and witness women’s surfing at it’s finest.
We offer Bed & Breakfast from £20 per person.  Hit us up for info and availability!
http://aspectsurfcamps.com/packages-prices/customised-trips/

SWATCH GIRLS PRO COMING TO SW FRANCE NEXT WEEK!!!!

That’s right… the hottest chicks on the best Euro beachies. Get to Hossegor next week and witness women’s surfing at it’s finest.

We offer Bed & Breakfast from £20 per person.  Hit us up for info and availability!

http://aspectsurfcamps.com/packages-prices/customised-trips/

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Oh dear.. Just when we thought it was gonna kick off… it flops!  Read the official apologies from the Cold Pro crew on their website.

Join the debate on Surf Europe and download the film for free…

The Cold Pro Invitational
1st - 5th June
Set to be the first pan-Celtic professional surfing event in Europe,  The Cold Pro invitational features a truly unique high stakes surf  contest format, created exclusively for Cold Pro, The contest pitches  teams of professionals from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and  Brittany against each other through a variety of intense, action packed  challenges, over two days of vying for individual glory and the overall  Cold Pro Celtic team title and the LIONS share of €20,000.
Check out the website for  more info: www.coldpro.org

The Cold Pro Invitational

1st - 5th June

Set to be the first pan-Celtic professional surfing event in Europe, The Cold Pro invitational features a truly unique high stakes surf contest format, created exclusively for Cold Pro, The contest pitches teams of professionals from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and Brittany against each other through a variety of intense, action packed challenges, over two days of vying for individual glory and the overall Cold Pro Celtic team title and the LIONS share of €20,000.

Check out the website for  more info: www.coldpro.org

SWATCH GIRLS PRO - Coming to South-west France!!

Running from 1st to 5th June, the second edition will set the stage for the world’s best female surfers along the shores of some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet.

Kicking off the women’s European star event schedule with a bang the beaches of Hossegor and Seignosse hosted the first edition of the SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE last year.

More than 100 world-class athletes are expected to turn out for the event, with high-performance radical surfing at the top of the agenda for a 100% female extravaganza.

As the most talented, athletic female surfers go head-to-head in Hossegor’s world-class beachbreaks, the thrill of summer will all but officially be underway in Seignosse - Hossegor and we’ll be there to check out all the action!.

Among the world’s elite invited to the second edition of the SWATCH GIRLS PRO FRANCE, will be none other than 4-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore. Other serious contenders will include Coco Ho, Alana Blanchard, Bethany Hamilton, Pauline Ado, Sofia Mulanovich.

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KERRAZY KRONICLES AT THE CREAM CAFE!!

We went to see the new Josh Kerr movie premiere at the Cream Cafe in Seignosse on Thursday evening. With a wonderful venue and chilled out vibe, everyone kicked back to check out the mad moves Josh and friends had on display. 

Last year Josh Kerr came to prominence on the global surfing scene with his qualification for the WCT Dream Tour. He also spent the year travelling the globe to make his debut profile surf movie - The Kerrazy Kronicles. And here’s the finished result for your to download and enjoy…

Check out hthe teaser above and DOWNLOAD the full movie now on www.rusty.com

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Get your geek on!!!
Free internet for all those at Aspect Surf Camps this summer.. yeah we know your on your holiday, but pretty damn useful for checking out those surf reports!

Get your geek on!!!

Free internet for all those at Aspect Surf Camps this summer.. yeah we know your on your holiday, but pretty damn useful for checking out those surf reports!

Kerrazy Kronicle Premiere at the Cream Café, Seignosse France

Thursday 19th of May 2011, the new Josh Kerr Movie, Kerrazy Kronicles, will be screened at the Cream Café, place des Bourdaines, Seignosses, France.  The projection will start at 9pm on the big screen, Rusty and The Cream will flow free booze and tons of goodies. After the screening, DJ Nuform will be spinnin’ some tunes.

Josh Kerr has had a busy 12 months, in the last 12 months he has travelled the globe filing for his debut profile move “THE KERRAZY KRONICLES” and he has also qualified for the WCT. Are very busy year indeed and a year some have called a career highlight year for any professional surfer.
The “KERRAZY KRONICLES” movie is on the tip of cutting edge performance, Kerr who is known as one of the best aerial surfers on the planet doesn’t disappoint when it come to above the lip, his performance on the rail shows a boy who has become a man and his tube riding skills is second to none. The movie has been filmed from around the globe, from the chaos of Kerr weaving thru the crowd at his beloved Snapper Rocks, above the lip and tight in the pocket Bali attack, back side punts that leave you disheveled at Macaroni’s, massive Barbados pits, getting his fair share at Hawaii’s infamous Pipeline and plenty more will get you amped to hit the salt and do some Kerrzy’s.
THE KERRAZY KRONICLES will be available to download from www.rusty.com on the 20th of May.

French ripper Benjamin Sanchis in the latest ‘I Surf Because…’ vid from Billabong…

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O’NEILL SURF ACADEMY COACHING WEEKS KICKING OFF!!!!
Come and join us in South - west France for a tailor made surf course to suit YOU!!
Your awesome coaches live with you 24/7 at the Aspect camp, which is nestled in the pine forest and located just over the dune from mile of pumping beach breaks.
If there’s something in particular you’d like to know about  then just ask your coach. The coaches from the O’Neill Surf Academy are  qualified lifeguards and will make sure each and every session is held  with your safety in mind.
Price for the week is £495pp and includes the following;
* 7 Nights Accommodation
* 6 surf sessions (1 session daily) with our experienced coaches
* 5 Evening Meals (eat out 2 nights)
* Daily Breakfasts
* Foamie surfboard
* Shortie wetsuit
* Trips out to explore local area
DATES for O’Neill Surf Academy coaching weeks summer 2011:
14th June – 21st June
21st June – 28th June
13th Sept – 20th Sept

O’NEILL SURF ACADEMY COACHING WEEKS KICKING OFF!!!!

Come and join us in South - west France for a tailor made surf course to suit YOU!!

Your awesome coaches live with you 24/7 at the Aspect camp, which is nestled in the pine forest and located just over the dune from mile of pumping beach breaks.

If there’s something in particular you’d like to know about then just ask your coach. The coaches from the O’Neill Surf Academy are qualified lifeguards and will make sure each and every session is held with your safety in mind.

Price for the week is £495pp and includes the following;

* 7 Nights Accommodation

* 6 surf sessions (1 session daily) with our experienced coaches

* 5 Evening Meals (eat out 2 nights)

* Daily Breakfasts

* Foamie surfboard

* Shortie wetsuit

* Trips out to explore local area

DATES for O’Neill Surf Academy coaching weeks summer 2011:

  • 14th June – 21st June
  • 21st June – 28th June
  • 13th Sept – 20th Sept

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The English National Surfing Championships are taking place at Watergate Bay over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
The waves of Watergate Bay will decide national surfing  champions over the Early May bank holiday weekend in the 2011 Extreme  Academy English National Surfing Championships. In a  new development for the 39th edition of the competition, just three  divisions will be contested in a single day of competition, with surfing  taking place from early morning through to completion. Organisers  will be able to pick the best day from a window running from Saturday  30th April to Monday 2nd May to ensure that the competition takes place  in the best surfing conditions.
 Organisers are confident the new format will benefit the surfers taking  part. Contest director Andy Sturt from the English Surfing Federation  said: “This year’s event is special in that we will be able to look at  the surf forecast and pick the best surfing day. This will give each  surfer the best opportunity to advance and ultimately win, and it will  be great for spectators because they’ll be able to watch the country’s  top surfers put on a show in the best conditions available to us.
“Surfers will be competing in the Open, Ladies and Longboard  divisions and the contest will form the basis on which the selection  will be made for the English surfing team to compete in the European  Surfing Championships in Ireland in September.”
Entries are still open for the contest, with 2010 champions Jayce  Robinson (Open), Ben Skinner (Longboard) and Sarah Beardmore (Ladies)  all expected to defend their titles at Watergate Bay.
Last year’s Open division produced a final where a crop of the young  up-and-coming surfers demonstrated that contests are far from a foregone  conclusion for the favourites on the entry list.
Established surfers including Sam Lamiroy, Reubyn Ash, and former  champion Oli Adams were all eliminated in the early rounds by the young  finalists, with North Devon pair Lyndon Wake and Stuart Campbell both  putting in stellar performances. But it was St Ives surfer Jayce  Robinson who became one of the youngest ever English champions, aged 20.
The longboard division will as usual be keenly contested. Last year’s  champion Ben Skinner will no doubt look to stamp his authorityon the  event, but James Parry and Ben Howarth will do their best to gain top  honours surfing their blend of traditional and progressive manoeuvres to  impress the judges.
A significant number of the ladies have been abroad for winter training  and will be keen to wrest the title from Sarah Beardmore, from Poole,  who is returning to the country from overseas to defend her title and  will be a subject of an ITV documentary.
The decision on which day to run the competition will be made in the week preceding the contest, with the details announced on www.watergatebay.co.uk, facebook.com/watergatebay and twitter.com/watergatebay.

The English National Surfing Championships are taking place at Watergate Bay over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The waves of Watergate Bay will decide national surfing champions over the Early May bank holiday weekend in the 2011 Extreme Academy English National Surfing Championships. In a new development for the 39th edition of the competition, just three divisions will be contested in a single day of competition, with surfing taking place from early morning through to completion. Organisers will be able to pick the best day from a window running from Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May to ensure that the competition takes place in the best surfing conditions.


Organisers are confident the new format will benefit the surfers taking part. Contest director Andy Sturt from the English Surfing Federation said: “This year’s event is special in that we will be able to look at the surf forecast and pick the best surfing day. This will give each surfer the best opportunity to advance and ultimately win, and it will be great for spectators because they’ll be able to watch the country’s top surfers put on a show in the best conditions available to us.

“Surfers will be competing in the Open, Ladies and Longboard divisions and the contest will form the basis on which the selection will be made for the English surfing team to compete in the European Surfing Championships in Ireland in September.”

Entries are still open for the contest, with 2010 champions Jayce Robinson (Open), Ben Skinner (Longboard) and Sarah Beardmore (Ladies) all expected to defend their titles at Watergate Bay.

Last year’s Open division produced a final where a crop of the young up-and-coming surfers demonstrated that contests are far from a foregone conclusion for the favourites on the entry list.

Established surfers including Sam Lamiroy, Reubyn Ash, and former champion Oli Adams were all eliminated in the early rounds by the young finalists, with North Devon pair Lyndon Wake and Stuart Campbell both putting in stellar performances. But it was St Ives surfer Jayce Robinson who became one of the youngest ever English champions, aged 20.

The longboard division will as usual be keenly contested. Last year’s champion Ben Skinner will no doubt look to stamp his authorityon the event, but James Parry and Ben Howarth will do their best to gain top honours surfing their blend of traditional and progressive manoeuvres to impress the judges.

A significant number of the ladies have been abroad for winter training and will be keen to wrest the title from Sarah Beardmore, from Poole, who is returning to the country from overseas to defend her title and will be a subject of an ITV documentary.

The decision on which day to run the competition will be made in the week preceding the contest, with the details announced on www.watergatebay.co.uk, facebook.com/watergatebay and twitter.com/watergatebay.

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Los Totally Crustaceos Surf Fiesta European VQS Champs 10-11

Come on down to Anglet with your Donkey and Sombrero to watch some of Europe’s best surfers battle it out for the 2011 European VQS Champs title!

They’ll surf for tons of prizes as well as 4 round trip airplane tickets to compete in the World VQS Championships in Newport Beach (CA) and have a shot at the 50 000$ prize money.

This year, Volcom spices up the salsa adding 4000€ in prize money and Electric’s Volt Thrower awards 500€ to the best move of the event.

Tons of prizes, Games and Giveaways all day, everyday!!

Full schedule and sites will be posted 4 days prior to the contest and updated on volcomeurope.com

Finalists of each division from all stops throughout the series have qualified for this event. No entry fees.

Saturday 30th of April and Sunday 1st of May 2011, Anglet, France

www.aspectsurfcamps.com

Groundswell Festival Announces Headlining Artists…
Groundswell, a new music and surf festival, will bring Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Jason Mraz to the shores of Hossegor France to headline Groundswell’s inaugural music stage on the 17th September 2011.
Mraz  has sold more than 5.5 million albums and 15 million singles, won two  Grammy Awards and had 6 Grammy nominations.  His latest album, ‘We Sing.  We Dance. We Steal Things.’ is five times platinum in France and  includes the track “I’m Yours,” which has become the longest running  song on the Billboard ‘Hot 100’ in its 51 year history.
Groundswell has also confirmed Felix Da Housecat to headline the dance stage with his world renowned bass lines, while DJ producer Erol Alkan brings his 24 carat party gold beats to the dance arena. The great French eclectic act Cocoon will be playing, and DJ Don Rimini will also be on hand to keep the Groundswell Dance Arena moving.
Chilling things out on the main stage, surf and music legend Donavon Frankenreiter will be providing a perfect foil to the incredible voice and acoustic mastery of Newton Faulkner. Aussie Mat McHugh of the “The Beautiful Girls” and UK musician Ben Howard will  also both inject some carefree surf style harmonies to the French  shores rounding out a line-up that will have an expected crowd of 15,000  surf and music revelers immersed in a unique ‘Surf Summer Sound’  experience that is Groundswell.
Groundswell Commercial Director,  Ian Bushell, comments: “We believe we’ve put together a unique and  eclectic line up that genuinely reflects what the festival is all about.  From our coup in securing one of Jason Mraz’s first performances in  some time on the Groundswell Main Stage, supported by Donovan and  Newton, plus the energy of the dance arena headlined by Felix Da  Housecat – it’s guaranteed to be a storming first year for the festival.  We can’t wait for September. Watch this space as we have more acts to  confirm”.
Alongside the musical headliners, festival goers will also be able to book their own bespoke Groundswell package via Groundswell’s Travel Experience website which will offer a range of activities and accommodation to book, to make Groundswell a festival to remember.
“Our  aim is to make Groundswell more than just a music event,” said  Allez-oop Co-Director Linzi Wilson. “We will enable our audience to  experience all that Hossegor and the surrounding area has to offer with  exclusive travel packages. We’ll make sure festival goers have access to  the best deals for accommodation, surf lessons, bike hire, and much  more. We will keep you up to date with the latest surf reports, club  nights and Groundswell activities. Groundswell is everything you need  for an amazing summer, surf, sound experience.”
There will be a  strong eco theme to the festival that aims to be a carbon neutral event  and like its eco-award winning sister event, Grassroots Jersey,  Groundswell will showcase a commitment to environmental sustainability  and global responsibility through the Groundswell Eco– Village. The Eco – Village will showcase local green businesses from the Landes  region, and is also an area where Groundswell help promote non-profit  organisations related to humanitarian causes and the environment, such  as Surf Aid international.
To be held on September 17th,  Groundswell is being run by Jersey-based events company Allez-oop and  will take place amongst the world class waves and stunning beaches of  the southern Landes region, Europe’s surf capital, situated in a  beautiful forest site in Angresse, Hossegor.
Tickets for Groundswell start at €45, with further line-up and brand partnerships to be announced soon.  
Website: www.groundswell-festival.com

Groundswell Festival Announces Headlining Artists…

Groundswell, a new music and surf festival, will bring Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Jason Mraz to the shores of Hossegor France to headline Groundswell’s inaugural music stage on the 17th September 2011.

Mraz has sold more than 5.5 million albums and 15 million singles, won two Grammy Awards and had 6 Grammy nominations.  His latest album, ‘We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.’ is five times platinum in France and includes the track “I’m Yours,” which has become the longest running song on the Billboard ‘Hot 100’ in its 51 year history.

Groundswell has also confirmed Felix Da Housecat to headline the dance stage with his world renowned bass lines, while DJ producer Erol Alkan brings his 24 carat party gold beats to the dance arena. The great French eclectic act Cocoon will be playing, and DJ Don Rimini will also be on hand to keep the Groundswell Dance Arena moving.

Chilling things out on the main stage, surf and music legend Donavon Frankenreiter will be providing a perfect foil to the incredible voice and acoustic mastery of Newton Faulkner. Aussie Mat McHugh of the “The Beautiful Girls” and UK musician Ben Howard will also both inject some carefree surf style harmonies to the French shores rounding out a line-up that will have an expected crowd of 15,000 surf and music revelers immersed in a unique ‘Surf Summer Sound’ experience that is Groundswell.

Groundswell Commercial Director, Ian Bushell, comments: “We believe we’ve put together a unique and eclectic line up that genuinely reflects what the festival is all about. From our coup in securing one of Jason Mraz’s first performances in some time on the Groundswell Main Stage, supported by Donovan and Newton, plus the energy of the dance arena headlined by Felix Da Housecat – it’s guaranteed to be a storming first year for the festival. We can’t wait for September. Watch this space as we have more acts to confirm”.

Alongside the musical headliners, festival goers will also be able to book their own bespoke Groundswell package via Groundswell’s Travel Experience website which will offer a range of activities and accommodation to book, to make Groundswell a festival to remember.

“Our aim is to make Groundswell more than just a music event,” said Allez-oop Co-Director Linzi Wilson. “We will enable our audience to experience all that Hossegor and the surrounding area has to offer with exclusive travel packages. We’ll make sure festival goers have access to the best deals for accommodation, surf lessons, bike hire, and much more. We will keep you up to date with the latest surf reports, club nights and Groundswell activities. Groundswell is everything you need for an amazing summer, surf, sound experience.”

There will be a strong eco theme to the festival that aims to be a carbon neutral event and like its eco-award winning sister event, Grassroots Jersey, Groundswell will showcase a commitment to environmental sustainability and global responsibility through the Groundswell Eco– Village. The Eco – Village will showcase local green businesses from the Landes region, and is also an area where Groundswell help promote non-profit organisations related to humanitarian causes and the environment, such as Surf Aid international.

To be held on September 17th, Groundswell is being run by Jersey-based events company Allez-oop and will take place amongst the world class waves and stunning beaches of the southern Landes region, Europe’s surf capital, situated in a beautiful forest site in Angresse, Hossegor.

Tickets for Groundswell start at €45, with further line-up and brand partnerships to be announced soon.  

Website: www.groundswell-festival.com

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