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Local Surfer Making Waves in National Competitions

Sennen is a mecca for surf enthusiasts from all over the UK. Its position in the heart of Cornwall and at the foot of the country means Sennen is blessed with some of the cleanest and most consistent ocean swell in the UK.

There is some great local surf talent on show every day on the beach and so it’s so great to be able to celebrate when one of our own does so well on a wider stage.
George Carpenter is a local surfer now making waves on a national scale. At the age of just 16 finishing 2nd in the Under 18’s category at the English National Surf Championships in Perrenporth at the start of May. This great result puts George firmly on the national stage and makes him eligible for the national team.
With surfing officially an Olympic sport for 2020, tantalizingly this means George will be in his prime when Tokyo 2020 rolls around and surfing makes its high profile debut.
George hit the waves when he was just 8 but started properly when 10. Now in his 3rd season, he has been building towards this great result finishing in the British Nationals last season with a strong 5th place.

Next up is the Surfaced Pro competition this weekend ( 3,4th June ) at Watergate Bay Cornwall – the first leg of the UK Pro Tour followed by the unique and exciting Pro Night Surf Event at Fistral Beach on the 16th and 17th of June.
Depending on how George fares in these two events he may then travel all the way to Thurso in Scotland for the final event in October with an aim of toping the UK table in the Under 18’s category.

During the summer George is down at Sennen riding the fabulous clean swell we all enjoy and is one of the team of great instructors teaching on the beach. George is following in some fine footsteps and with many previous competition winners in the water every day at Sennen. Your surf instructor could be a current or previous national champion!
Congratulations George on a fine result in the English Nationals. At Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove we’ll all be routing for you this summer in the Pro events and who knows, maybe we’ll have another local hero to cheer in Tokyo 2020 to follow in the footsteps of the great Helen Glover from Newlyn in London 2012. Go George!

Follow George via his social media:
Instagram:  georgecarpenter1
Facebook: George Carpenter