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Beach Event: The Slyder Cup on Porthtowan Beach – 22nd June 2014

Slyder Cup 2.0 surfing event on Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall June 22nd

Slyder Cup 2.0 surfing event on Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall June 22nd

Billed as “The Summer Solstice Friction Affliction Convention”, the Slyder Cup celebrates the art of waveriding without fins. The event, which will be hosted on Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall on Sunday 22nd June brings together body surfers, paipo riders, mat surfers, bellyboarders and alaia riders in a one-day event that celebrates the art of waveriding from a ‘finless’ perspective.

The event gives a platform to the diversity that exists in the wavesliding culture, with the competition open to both experienced and emerging talents on the burgeoning alternative scene with an emphasis on good vibes, good rides and good times across the categories of body surf and handplane; paipo and bellyboard; surf mat; alaia and finless boards.

Shapers – from backyard builders to established names –  are invited to showcase their alternative surf craft and there will be some waveriding vehicles to demo on the day.

Below is a few shots taken from last years event (Courtesy of Mat Arney / Approaching Lines)  and this years setting Porthtowan Beach. To keep updated on the event visit the approaching lines website HERE

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Porthtowan Beach in Cornwall