Surfers are campaigning against plans to dredge millions of tonnes of sand from the seabed off Cornwall saying it could threaten the coastline's waves. A Falmouth minerals company wants to recover tin washed out of old mine workings now settled under the sea. Francesca Carpenter reports.
Cornishman Ben ‘Skindog’ Skinner has successfully defended his title to be crowned European Champion. It's his 10th European Longboard title after winning rounds in his home waters of Watergate Bay, then Morocco and Portugal.
Ben's father Steve runs the award winning Truro brewery Skinner's. He taught Ben to surf at the tender age of three. Ben was nine years old when he began to compete. In 2009, Ben won every domestic contest in the UK. He also won three European Titles in the same year - the first person to do so.
Fistral Beach in Newquay has hosted the first contest in the UK for surfers with learning disabilities. And despite the choppy conditions, the day proved a great success. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
The UK's first surf competition for people with learning disabilities is taking place in Newquay. Around 80 contestants are expected for the event at Fistral beach. Surfers will take to the water to show their skills to a panel of professional judges from Surfing GB.
John Andrews had a preview to the first museum in Britain dedicated to the sport of surfing which opens today at Braunton in North Devon. The sport goes back almost 200 years...and it's big business too, worth millions to local tourism and businesses.
The Museum of British Surfing at Braunton covers the history and art of riding the waves. It has the board ridden by Edward Prince of Wales on a trip to Hawaii before his abdication, and traces British surfing back to the days of Captain Cook's discoveries in the South Pacific.