Justin Dennington

“RBSC, wow what can I say, I mean to have it my own back yard is amazing and just further stamps Cornwall on the map as a world class destination for our sport.

For me the fun started on the Friday when I got a sneak session in at Gwithian, and found myself sailing around with the 4 competitors, pretty inspiring stuff, haha even made a bit of idle chat with Brawzinho de rigging (as you do!!).

I headed to Gwithian early on Saturday as it was almost a dead cert that it was going to be there, I must admit when I got there and saw the swell I thought that no one was even going to get out back, but the spectacle that these guys laid down that morning for me was jaw dropping, I mean come on double mast white water!

When it moved to the Bluff again the competitors did not fail to stamp their marks with some serious hits being made, all with cheers from the hundreds of spectators; I must also say big respect to some of the locals who went out bit further up wind. I did not sail myself as I had pretty much written the day off to watch.

On the Sunday I did not go to the Bluff as I knew the wind was more westerly and dropping so got myself to Maza early and scored a nice session with half mast waves.

Highlights of the comp for me was seeing Thomas Traversa hit that massive air out back in the morning which I managed to photo with the chopper in shot, and then riding that mountain of a wave back in, I think that will be etched into my head for a long long time.

There is also something else that sums up our sport in these extreme conditions, when a friend of mine overheard an elderly lady say ‘excuse me my dear this is amazing, where is it going to be tomorrow as I want to come and watch again’” - Justin Dennington

Image credit Justin Dennington
That shot of Traversa…Image credit Justin Dennington
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