Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Riding the Waves
Saltburn, as one of the region’s best-known surf spots, is to host the opening round of the UK Professional Surf Tour. On May 15 and 16 more than 100 of the country’s top talents will be riding the waves as the competition visits the seaside resort for the first time.
The announcement is a real coup for Saltburn, as the eyes of the surfing world will be focused on the town. Zoee Smith, an instructor at Saltburn Surf School, says she hopes people watching the performers will want to have a go themselves.
Zoee commented that Saltburn was currently listed in national rankings as being in the top ten places to surf in the UK and that the opening round of the UK Professional Surf Tour would really promote the area as a great surfing destination.
The board surfers will be followed the week after by kite surfers as the British Kite Surfing Championship returns to Redcar.