The longboards are coming to Croyde this weekend

Joseph Bulmer

THE GoldCoast Longboard Classic at Croyde this weekend will feature a field of 48 hopefuls from all over the UK.

It is presented by Frubob, the natural fruit float company which has they provided sponsorship with a superb first prize of �400, �100 for second and �75 third plus �50 for fourth plus prizes for Best Junior and Top Woman from the Board Barn.

Swansea’s Elliot Dudley, ex-European and British champion will be joined by local hero Ben Howarth, the current BLU ratings leader plus local surfers Alex Maddocks, Zak Lawton, Greg Norman and Ashley Braunton, with competition sure to be fierce.

With a three foot swell forecast for Oceanfest weekend spectators are looking forward to hot action and quality performances at Croyde Bay this weekend. There are still some competition places left – enter at www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk.

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