Wednesday, September 14, 2011
If you want to take a peek at the first batch of my new sketches (these are about the 9th World Bellyboard Champs, that I entered) pop over to my surfy blog here: Swellchaser
The event was held at Chapel Porth in Cornwall and attracted over 300 contestants, some from as far away as New Zealand and New York. Wetsuits were banned and many came in fancy dress or period swimwear, to enhance what was a very retro feeling to this competition. Contestants ranged in age from 6 to their 80s and the contest was split into age groups: children, under 60s and over 60s (and the sexes were split too). A great time was had by all, despite the weather, which held out till lunchtime, then threw torrential rain and gale force winds at us.
The World Champion was declared to be Naomi Perkin, who accumulated more points than the rest of us! Well done to Naomi!
I was placed 86th overall (out of 329, and am very pleased with that. (Hubby came ... 87th!)