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Raife Gaskell Welsh Longboard Champion 2017

Over the bank holiday weekend the Welsh Surfing Federation hosted the Billabong MiPost Welsh Nationals 2017 at Freshwater West. Our man Raife Gaskell was there representing tafia.co.uk in some of the most solid waves seen at the event for a few years. Raife came away Welsh Champion in the Mens Longboard Division!

PIC: Catie

A massive effort from the Pemb's boy, managing to find time for a surf whilst in his final year of qualifying to become a paramedic! Congratulations boyo! Your hard work is paying off!

Well done to everyone else who entered the event. It's great to see the standard of surfing in Wales grow year on year. With such a good group of Groms surfing at such a high level, anything is possible for the future of Welsh surfing! 

Here's a sick edit of the weekend courtesy of another talented Pembrokeshire bey, and good friend of ours, Jack Abbott!

Welsh Flowboard Open 2016

WORDS: SIMON CREW

Cardiff Flowboarders with Cardiff International White Water will be holding the first ever Welsh Open Flowboarding Championship on the 3rd of September and tafia.co.uk are pleased to announce it will be one of the event sponsors! 

The event was conceived when Ronnie Rogan, Simon Crew and Michael Norman were practicing at Flowhouse Mallorca with Team Flowrider Europe earlier on this year. Cardiff has one of the best Flowriders in Britian and we thought this would be a good way to showcase the sport to the public.

Flowboarding is a new and exciting sport growing in the UK and is rapidly becoming very popular, so much so that some of our top UK riders have been in the European and World championships and have had massive successes. The Flowrider machine creates a sheet wave formed by high pressure water pumps on a sprung bed to ride on.

 

Riders are scored on their tricks by a panel of judges over 3x 45 second runs progressing on from each heat to the final. The sport can be done by all ages and we have categories for Male and Female in Junior, Open and Masters in both Bodyboard and Flowboard (Stand up).

If you'd like to find out more about the sport of Flowboarding please visit our Facebook page or come and see us at Cardiff International White Water for a chat.