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    Articles in 2008

    British Surfing Community Shines at the Surf Awards 2008

    The British surfing community was out in force for the Surf Awards 2008 in association with the UK Pro Surf Tour held at the Esplanade Hotel.

    24th November 2008

    Animal Newquay Open comes to Fistral

    The Animal Newquay Open is set to crown the 2008 UK Pro Surf Tour champions at Fistral on the 15th and 16th of November 2008.

    5th November 2008

    Tom Butler Takes Top Marks at the 2008 Oakley XPY Pro Junior

    The 2008 Zapcat National Championship was decided this weekend at the season finals in Watergate Bay, Newquay.

    30th September 2008

    RYA National Powerboat Champion Wins 2008 Zapcat Championship with a Broken Back

    The 2008 Zapcat National Championship was decided this weekend at the season finals in Watergate Bay, Newquay.

    23rd September 2008

    Oakley XPY Pro Junior 2008 Presented by Globe is Drawing Near!

    Fistral beach will be hosting the 5th annual XPY event. Entries are flowing in across all four categories, such as English men's champion Tom Butler (Newquay) will be making an appearance along with other top names.

    23rd September 2008

    Newquay Zoo's Success with Endangered Pied Tamarins

    Newquay Zoo has had brilliant success with breeding Pied Tamarins, one of the top 25 most endangered primate species.

    22nd September 2008

    Reubyn Ash Wins Gul Open 2008

    Reubyn Ash wins this years Gul Open Summer Series surf event against some of the best surfers in the UK.

    2nd September 2008

    England Rugby Stars Join the Fun on Lusty Glaze Beach

    Thousands of people turned up to play rugby, soak up the sunshine and meet two of the brightest stars in English rugby at the O2 Scrum on the Beach at Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay at the weekend.

    26th August 2008

    Quiksilver Skins Contest, 23–25th August 08 Fistral Beach, Newquay

    Quiksilver are hosting the biggest Invitational Skins Contest of the year where 32 Pro Surfers will be invited to compete in a two day event, Man on Man format.

    13th August 2008

    England Rugby Stars Booked for Lusty Glaze Beach Bash

    Two of the biggest names in English rugby, Paul Sackey and James Haskell, will play in the Beach Rugby tournament at Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay, Cornwall later this month.

    7th August 2008

    Russell Winter Wins White Stuff Surf Relief Contest

    The third event on the UK Pro Surf Tour the White Stuff Surf Relief Contest, was won by Russell Winter.

    29th July 2008

    White Stuff Surf Relief Comes to UK Pro Surf Tour

    The third event on the UK Pro Surf Tour will be the White Stuff Surf Relief Contest to be held at Watergate Bay, Newquay.

    9th July 2008

    Optimum Conditions Make it the Best Fat Face Night Surf Yet!

    The Fat Face Night Surf finished in spectacular style on Saturday with Nick White from New Zealand clinching pole position to the applause of thousands of spectators at Lusty Glaze Beach.

    30th June 2008

    What's on at the Fat Face Night Surf 2008

    This year's Fat Face Night Surf, which takes place this weekend at Lusty Glaze Beach will be a phenomenal event with sunshine and waves promising the perfect stage for the best international surfing talent to shine.

    27th June 2008

    Fat Face Night Surf 2008

    The Fat Face Night Surf is nearly here; back at Lusty Glaze Beach between 27-29th June! Now in its eighth year, the competition is more popular than ever with all of the 2,000 tickets for Saturday's main event having been snapped up already.

    19th June 2008

    Kings of Surf Conquer Cornwall Again

    Last weekend saw 25 Zapcat teams head to the Surf resort of Watergate Bay, Newquay for Rounds 3 & 4 of the Zapcat National Championship.

    18th June 2008

    Zapcat Racing Champions Head to Watergate Bay for the First Rounds of the Surf Competition

    Around 30 Teams will head to Britain's premier surf resort to battle it out for essential points in the national championship that will also make up the first two rounds of the King of Surf contest.

    10th June 2008

    Exciting Programme of Entertainment at the Royal Cornwall Show 2008

    The Royal Cornwall Show is the region's biggest annual event and one of the reasons why is the impressive programme of entertainment that is mounted in the main ring each year.

    4th June 2008

    Pamela Darlington School of Dance Present Showtime 2008

    Showtime is the "highlight" of the School, it allows the children to do what every dancer dreams of - PERFORMING!

    21st May 2008

    Despite the Crunch Cornwall is Still Cool!

    Despite the economic downturn, and the apparent poor outlook for tourism being widely circulated in the media, Cornwall still appears to be the primary destination for the UK holidaymaker, according to Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay.

    20th May 2008

    Laying the Ghost Premiers at Lane Theatre

    The play 'Laying the Ghost' by Simon Williams and directed by Pam Heywood, premiers at Lane Theatre in Newquay on Tuesday May 20th.

    7th May 2008

    'Ready Steady Cook' at Windswept for Marie Curie!

    The Windswept Cafe on South Fistral Beach is cooking up a storm this month to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, but they won't know what is on the menu until diners arrive!

    6th May 2008

    Relentless NASS Returns to Bath and West Showground on June 13th-15th 2008

    Relentless NASS returns for its tenth consecutive year on June 13th-15th 2008 for three days of action sports and live music at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Somerset.

    30th April 2008

    Fat Face Night Surf 2008

    Fat Face, the active lifestyle brand, has confirmed the dates for this year's Fat Face Night Surf as 27 to 29th June, which will take place at Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay.

    28th April 2008

    UK Pro Surf Tour off to a Flyer

    Mark Harris (Newquay) has clinched the first title of the UK Pro Surf Tour with a masterclass of inspired surfing in the testing conditions of Croyde Bay.

    14th April 2008

    Rip Curl Announce Stunning Festival Line-up for 'Unleashed' Festival 2008

    Rip Curl Boardmasters Unleashed music festival returns to the iconic Watergate Bay site on August 8th and 9th 2008 for its 4th consecutive year and welcomes another impressive line-up of over 45 internationally renowned acts.

    11th April 2008

    Transatlantic Rowing Hopeful Talks Cook Islands at Windswept

    Cornish rower, diver and all round adventurer Philip Pring is putting on a talk at the Windswept Cafe in Newquay on Wednesday 2nd April to get the ball rolling for his fundraising to enter the 2009 Atlantic Rowing race.

    28 March 2008

    White Stuff Surf Relief Festival is Back

    The country's only beach music and surfing event, the White Stuff Surf Relief Festival, will return to Watergate Bay on Saturday 26th July with even more going on.

    12th March 2008

    Rip Curl Boardmasters 2008

    The countdown to Europe's biggest surf, skate and music festival has officially begun. The Rip Curl Boardmasters will return for a 27th year to Newquay for its biggest event to date and an epic week of world class action sports and music.

    3rd March 2008

    2008 Events Set to be the Best Yet for the Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay

    A packed calendar of beach sports events will ensure a popular North Cornwall beach is the centre of the action sports world in 2008.

    14th February 2008

    Newquay Zoo Animal Adoption for your Valentine

    If you are looking for something a bit different to give your loved one this Valentine's day then nothing says I love you more than an adoption of their favourite animal.

    29th January 2008

    Dieting doesn't have to be Dull!

    The Windswept Cafe on South Fistral Beach has come up with a plan to make January dieting a bit more fun.

    16th January 2008

    The Newquay Zoo January Jungle Trail

    Discover rare natural treasures of the rainforest around Newquay Zoo and daily animal encounters in the steamy warmth of our Tropical House.

    5th January 2008

    Articles in 2007

    Newquay Zoo's Festival of Lights

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Cyberstein Robot ill turn on the Christmas Lights at Newquay Zoo.

    12th December 2007

    Escape to Windswept with a New Cornish Artist

    The Windswept Cafe is proud to have yet another Newquay artist exhibiting this month. For the next month Toby Ray's paintings will adorn the walls, featuring calm and serene surfscapes, much needed at a time of year that is becoming more frenetic!

    23rd November 2007

    2007 Kneeboarding Championships... A Wave Above the Rest

    NEWQUAY'S surf hot spot Fistral Beach was bustling last Saturday (3rd November) when Kneelos from across the nation battled it out in the 2007 British Kneeboarding Championships.

    12th November 2007

    Gul Newquay Open is Set to be an Exciting Grand Finale to the Uk Pro Surf Tour 2007

    Big names, including British number one Russell Winter, will be battling it out at Fistral, for the Gul Newquay Open title and also the ultimate prize, the 2007 UK Pro Surf Tour Championship title.

    8 November 2007

    Major New Boost for British Junior Surf Team

    The British Surfing Association (BSA) announced an exciting five year sponsorship deal with children's healthy drinks specialist, Calypso.

    2nd November 2007

    British Surfing Association Sets Up Petition to Stop BA Surfboard Ban

    To represent the needs of thousands of surfers who are shocked by the new British Airways (BA) ban on the carriage of surfboards (effective from 6th November), the British Surfing Association (BSA) has set up a petition to lobby the airline to reverse their decision.

    26th October 2007

    Mark "Egor" Harris Leads UK Pro Surf Tour

    Gul team rider Egor Harris has regained is position at the top of the Open Leader Board on the UK Pro Tour.

    23rd October 2007

    O'Neil British Surf Championships 2007 Results

    Hundreds of people gathered on Fistral Beach, Newquay, to witness a showcase of British surfing talent as the sea offered up the perfect playground for the the O'Neill British Open Championships.

    16th October 2007

    Pegasus Vortex Racing Crowned Kings of Zapcat Racing

    This weekend saw the final rounds of the Zapcat National Championship battled out at Watergate Bay in Newquay.

    15th October 2007

    O'Neil British Surfing Championships

    Thule, the world's largest manufacturer of car roof rack systems, roof boxes and accessories, have announced that they will supporting the O'Neill British Open Surf Championships and the British Surfing Association (BSA) at this years event as secondary sponsor.

    11th October 2007

    Chocolate Heaven at The Windswept Cafe helps Action Against Hunger!

    Following the success of the monthly Pudding Night at The Windswept Cafe, it's only right that the cafe's delicious puds help make a difference in parts of the world where a Pudding Night would be a dream.

    9th October 2007

    Surf Powerboat Championships to be Decided at Watergate Bay

    The world's largest one-design powerboat championship returns to Cornwall as the final two rounds of the National Zapcat Championships are contested at Watergate Bay.

    4th October 2007

    Success is On The Rocks and down at Cullens at the Bartenders Ball

    One of the biggest celebration nights of the year took place on Thursday night as over 1,000 people turned on the style at The Bartenders Ball.

    25th September 2007

    Windswept Cafe Stirs up Support for Cancer Relief Coffee Morning

    The Windswept Cafe on South Fistral Beach, Newquay has joined forces with its suppliers to provide a Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Relief.

    25th September 2007

    Best Ever Lusty Glaze Beach Rugby Festival

    Local teams dominated what is being described as the 'best ever' Beach Rugby event held at Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay over the weekend.

    28th August 2007

    Zapcat Racing Hits the Waves of Watergate Bay for Two Weekends of High-Octane Action This Autumn

    Supercharged surf powerboats will be tearing through the waves at a Cornish beach this autumn as The Extreme Academy host the world's largest one-design powerboat championship.

    22nd August 2007

    Ripcurl Festival Goers Set to Drink Sea Water Straight From the English Channel

    An amazing state-of-the-art water purification installation created by the makers of Smirnoff(r) vodka will be appearing at the Rip Curl Boardmasters festival this week in Newquay.

    8th August 2007

    Madagascan Nights this August at Newquay Zoo

    Newquay Zoo is introducing four magical MADAGASCAN NIGHTS during August on Wednesday the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August. The zoo will be open until 10pm (last entry 9pm).

    31st July 2007

    Newquay Zoo Goes Interactive to Name Baby Monkeys

    When these very cute Pygmy Marmosets were born, staff at Newquay Zoo thought it would be nice to give the viewers of the many zoo videos that appear on and on the zoo's official website the chance to help name them.

    11th July 2007

    Surf Boat Racing Comes to Watergate Bay This Friday 13th July

    Watergate Bay will look more like Sydney's Bondi Beach on Friday evening as crews from all over the country compete in a series of surf rowing boat races.

    11th July 2007

    Final Preparations for the White Stuff Surf Relief Day at Watergate Bay

    The White Stuff Surf Relief Day promises to be one of the best beach events of the summer for all the family.

    4th July 2007

    The Windswept Cafe is "1" and Celebrates with Live Music and Unmissable Offers!

    The Windswept Cafe on South Fistral beach is celebrating their first birthday this Sunday with fantastic birthday offers on food and drink all day and live music from Tom Dale.

    2nd July 2007

    Jumping Lemurs at Newquay Zoo

    Two Black and White Ruffed Lemurs have just come out of quarantine at Newquay Zoo and are enjoying playing and jumping great distances on their new island home.

    23rd June 2007

    Dreamnight at Newquay Zoo

    On Friday 15th June Newquay Zoo hosted its second annual Dreamnight event for chronically ill and disabled children, their parents and brothers and sisters.

    21st June 2007

    History is Made at Watergate Bay as the UK's First Beach Polo Match Takes Place in Cornwall

    Honours were shared between the two teams competing for the inaugural Watergate Bay Trophy as Veuve Clicquot Polo on the Beach - the UK's first ever beach polo match – was played in front of hundreds of spectators.

    21st June 2007

    Polo and Surf Worlds Collide in Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay

    Cornwall will host an unique sporting event next week as the first arena–style polo match to be played on a UK beach comes to The Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay.

    12th June 2007

    British Longboard Union Champions Could be Decided at the Oxbow Midsummer Classic, Watergate Bay

    The country's best longboard surfers will congregate at Watergate Bay on the weekend of 16th and 17th June to compete in the Oxbow Midsummer Classic, the fourth of five events which make up the 2007 BLU series.

    11th June 2007

    Moskito Tour at Fistral Beach Goes Off!

    The UK leg of the Moskito Tour went off this past weekend in great conditions at Fistral Beach! With just under a 100 groms entering the 2 day event and great conditions the UK leg of the European Moskito Tour has proved to be the best yet in 2007!

    4th June 2007

    Great Surf Predicted for the UK Leg of the Moskito Tour!

    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 to get the event underway.

    31st May 2007

    International Flavours at The Windswept Cafe

    On Thursday 24th May between 6 and 8pm Sarah Smith will be launching her first Newquay exhibition at The Windswept Cafe in Newquay.

    22nd May 2007

    Run to the Sun 2007

    Run to the Sun 2007 is just round the corner with more world class DJ's, talented live bands, hilarious comedians and of course the VW's and Custom Cars.

    30th April 2007

    BSA Launches Emergency Auction to Send British Junior Team to World Surfing Games

    With less than a week and a half to go until the prestigious World Surfing Games, the British Surfing Association (BSA) is being forced to create an emergency auction to be able to send the British Junior Surf Team to the event.

    24th April 2007

    2007 Student Surfing Championships

    Plymouth University once again proved it is a force to contend with as it convincingly won the 2007 British National Student Surfing Championships, staged at Fistral Beach in Newquay.

    7th March 2007

    Coming up at Newquay Zoo This Easter

    Newquay Zoo staff are going to be having a cracking time at this year's four day Easter Fete and it all kicks off with the Egg Trail which runs from 1st to the 15th April.

    4th March 2007

    Pied Tamarin Babies Named 'Bubble and Squeak'

    Two very cute twin baby Pied Tamarins at Newquay Zoo have been named 'Bubble and Squeak' by listeners to the Emma Lloyd afternoon show on BBC Radio Cornwall.

    28th February 2007

    ISA World Masters Surfing Championships January 2007 in Puerto Rico

    The British Surfing Association are pleased to announce that a full team will be attending the 2007 International Surfing Association World Masters Surfing Championships.

    8th January 2007

    The Latino Trail

    Be nosy like our Coatis and discover more about our South American animals from 8th January through to 30th November 2007.

    8th January 2007

    Articles in 2006

    Dave the Penguin Leaves Newquay Zoo

    Staff at Newquay Zoo are upset as 'Dave' the Penguin moves to Birdland Park and Gardens in Gloucestershire.

    16th December 2006

    Festival of Lights at Newquay Zoo

    The big 'LIGHTS TURN ON' at Newquay Zoo happens at 5pm on Sunday the 3rd December. Titan the eight foot robot will be turning on the 'Festival of Lights' as he entertains visitors at 5pm on Sunday 3rd December.

    28th November 2006

    British Junior Surfers Begin Winter Training in Preparation for the World Junior Surfing Games

    While it's coming to the end of the season for most British surfers – the British junior squad begin their pre–contest training that will take them to the World Junior Surfing Games (WJSG) in Portugal next May.

    15th November 2006

    Kisses That Count Launches in Cornwall

    On the 17th November, a new Cornish charitable organisation, called Kisses That Count, will officially launch at the Falmouth Hotel after spending a wonderful day blowing kisses at Newquay Zoo, with BBC TV filming the whole event.

    27th October 2006

    2006 Kneeboarding Championships are Most Hotly Contested Yet

    Newquay's Fistral beach was buzzing on Saturday (October 21st) when it played host to the 2006 British Kneeboarding Championships.

    26th October 2006

    'Allo Allo' – 'Rene' the Tapir arrives from France

    Rene the new male tapir arrived at Newquay zoo just over a week ago and immediately settled in.

    23th October 2006

    Yellow Headed Tortoise Hatches at Newquay Zoo

    Staff at Newquay Zoo are over the moon at the birth of a baby Yellow Headed Tortoise, the first of its kind at the zoo.

    18th October 2006

    Conservation at Newquay Zoo

    As a modern zoo, Newquay Zoo works worldwide to take part in breeding programmes to protect rare animals.

    10th October 2006

    'Whizbit' Looks Stunning

    'Whizbit' was born during the summer and after spending a couple a months inside the nest he has now emerged to the delight of staff and visitors at Newquay Zoo.

    8th October 2006

    Lusty Glaze Beach Rugby Finale

    Here in Newquay the beach rugby season ended with a nail biting final at Lusty Glaze beach. A Fantastic weekend of rugby, fireworks and live music.

    28th August 2006

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