I’m back from holiday and gutted. Not because I’m missing those French almond shaped barrels, but because I missed the perfect surf comp for my abilities – the World Championships of Crap Surfing.Despite the good surf and weather, the competition went ahead on Saturday 24th September at Praa Sands as scheduled. Event organiser and BBC Radio 2’s Murray Lachlan Young said: “Being a crap competition, we generally anticipate rain and no waves to create ideal crap conditions for such an event”.
The idea for the event came when Murray and some fellow crap surfers reached the conclusion that, despite years of salt soaked devotion, they were still crap at the sport. However to prove a point and to experience the thrill of competition, they created the World Championships of Crap Surfing.
The much coveted crown of World Champion Crap Surfer was claimed by Bill Bankes-Jones. Delighted with his new title, Bill believes canceling his surf lesson before the competition gave him the edge.
This year’s world championships witnessed surfers from all over the globe competing in challenging conditions for best men’s, woman’s, cross-dressing, veterans, youth and overall champion titles.
More than a dozen other special titles were awarded on the day. These included: most genuinely upset loser, most missed waves, best beach strut, worst paddle out, best wipeout, laziest surfer, worst wetsuit and worst example of bragging.
The Crap Surfers Ball celebrated the end of the event and gave a chance for all surfers good and bad to drown their sorrows and get deafened by loud music.
For full details and more information on how you can enter next time around visit crapsurfer.com.