After rocking France, Spain, and Portugal the 2007 Moskito Tour is on its way to Newquay!
With great contest waves predicted for the coming weekend, UK grommets are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Moskito circus to blow into town and get the event underway. With many grom’s pre-registering for the event, via the Moskito Myspace page, the forthcoming weekend is looking to be packed with competitors surfing heats back to back.
The 2007 Moskito Tour kicked off at the end of April with the first event at Costa Da Caparica in Portugal and then headed straight onto Les Sable d’Olonnes in the Vendee region of France followed by a great event at La Torche in Brittany.
So far La Torche has provided the most testing conditions with strong winds, rain and stormy surf which the 34 competing grommets found challenging. However its the 4th leg of the tour that is looking set to give UK groms the best of the Moskito so far!
Considered by many the epicenter of the UK surf scene, Fistral Beach will be playing host to the UK leg of the 2007 Moskito Tour, the first time the event has come to the UK. The South West surfing fraternity and their kids are counting the days, with local Newquay grommets like Harry “The Weiner” Timson (11) amping for the arrival of the event. Talking about the event Harry said “I’m really amped! I’m aiming to win all my heats and try my hardest in all the older divisions, I can’t wait until the weekend!”
Alongside the best junior surfing in the UK the Moskito Tour will be providing the opportunity of an FCS test drive centre, to try out the latest fin designs, and a Santa Cruz surfboard demo day where US pro rider Matt “The Rat” Schrodetz is flying in from the Sates and will be on hand to explain the epoxy revolution!
The UK leg of the Moskito Tour 2007 will be taking place at Fistral Beach in Newquay on 2nd and 3rd June. The event is open to all levels of surfing with divisions of:
- Boys 12 and under
- Boys 14 and under
- Boys 16 and under
- Girls 16 and under (Girls are also eligible to enter all boys divisions)
The event will begin from 8am on Saturday morning with event inscriptions closing at 9:30.
To pre-register for the event visit the Moskito Tour 2007 Myspace page at: www.myspace.com/moskitotour2007 or email email@example.com. For more details call the British Surfing Association directly (01637 876474) or visit www.electricvisual.com.
The Moskito Tour 2007 is presented equally by – Electric, Santa Cruz, Globe and FCS
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