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2007 BUSA Championships kicks off this weekend by George Mojo

29/02/2008:// Thousands of students from all over the UK will be in Cornwall this weekend for the 2007 BUSA Championships.

More than four hundred surfers will be battling to become the top individual student surfer and the top university team in the first British Surfing Association contest of the year.

Depending on the conditions, the event will be held at either Fistral Beach or Towan Beach in Newquay.

Last year’s event saw a phenomenal men’s entry with 80 male teams in total.

The eventual winners were the team from Plymouth University, closely followed by Aberdeen and in the women’s event the University of the West of England took first place with Swansea receiving second.

In the individual event, Ludovic Henry, surfing for Plymouth University was the men’s champion and Swansea Institutes Joanne Dennison was the victor in the women’s event.

Now in its second year the University College Falmouth team will be in the running and with university surfing on a continual rise, exciting action and an impressive level of surfing is expected throughout the contest.

A large number of supporters accompany the teams and after the day’s surfing events are over, there’s plenty for the students to do in Newquay.

On the Saturday, the students will arrive en mass at an official BUSA Surf Championship party.

Karen Walton, National Director of the BSA said, “The BUSA Championships always has such an awesome atmosphere and it really kicks off the contest year in style. It’s an amazing weekend and all of the students really go to town to support their counterparts in the water. We’re expecting to see some really top surfing this weekend.”

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