INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY RAFT RACE 9-11 MARCH 18

10/03/2017

A celebration of women in paddlesports... the weekend of International Women's Day 2018 #IWD Three competitions over two days.... An International Raft Race seeing teams from across the UK, Europe and the World come together to race over two days of competition. The event will be held in accordance with International Rafting Federation (IRF) Category C Race Rules. Racing will be in the R4 format. A Freestyle competition open to all current and aspiring freestyle competitors. Judges will be impressed with crowd pleasing moves in addition to standard ICF Freestyle moves. A fun Boater Cross with heats to determine the fastest down a course of obstacles and fun moves. Suitable for intermediate to advanced white water paddlers. Friends not so comfortable in/on water? There will be a Have-A-Go Rafting session on the Sunday that will incorporate fun and challenging activities and offer the opportunity to compete alongside UK and international rafters. Further event details will be released over the coming weeks. The event is in proud partnership with British Canoeing, International Rafting Federation, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Above & Below, Palm Equipment, dewerstone, Surfplugs Surfplugs will be there Sat/Sun for free impressions/Surfers Ear Checks. So pop along and say hello Read more»

HURLEY CLASSIC 2018

17/03/2018

JOIN IN OR COME ALONG AND SEE THIS FANTASIC EVENT. WITH OPEN FREESTYLE COMP, YOUNGUNS PADDLE WITH THE STARS, TEAM FREESTYLE, HURLEY HORN MYSTERY PRISES, ERG CHALLENGE, SUP X RACING, EVENING BANQUET, COACHING SEMINARS, LIVE VIDEO FEED AND TRADE STANDS. CHECK OUT THE HURLEY CLASSIC FACEBOOK PAGE. SURFPLUGS WORKSHOP & FITTING - EDUCATIONAL ADVICE, FREE SURFERS EAR CHECK AND FREE EAR IMPRESSIONS WITH SURFPLUGS. SURFPLUGS WIIL BE THERE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. Read more»

WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE

06/05/2018

COME ALONG TO THIS GREAT EVENT - Surfplugs will be around on the Sunday for free advice, information and free surfersear check and free impressions with Surfplugs. Come along and learn about surfersear, ear infections and how important it is to look after your ears, you only get one pair, protect them!! Why not check out CIWWC at the same time say hello to Ronnie at Canoe & Kayak Store for all equipment & clothing advice, demo boats. Indoor surfing, rafting and climbing a great day out for all the family. The event is part of a weekend of paddle sport including rafting, kayaking and SUP, all accessible to the boating and general public. CIWWC will host come and try it sessions throughout the day and the Welsh Open Freestyle and Boater X will again be an evening feature. The 2018 event will also see the inclusion of a stage of the UK SUP race series, open water and sprint racing. Once again we will include bar b q, bar, DJ, live music and competitions. Read more»

CROYDE SURF ACADEMY

20/05/2018

POP DOWN AND SEE US AT CROYDE SURF ACADEMY AND WHY NOT BOOK YOUR SURF LESSONS TOO :-) FOR A GREAT DAY OUT. SURFPLUGS WILL BE AROUND ON THE SATURDAY FOR FREE ADVICE, INFORMATION AND FREE SURFERSEAR CHECK AND FREE IMPRESSIONS WITH SURFPLUGS. COME ALONG AND LEARN ABOUT SURFERSEAR, EAR INFECTIONS AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR EARS, YOU ONLY GET ONE PAIR, PROTECT THEM! Read more»

YOUNGUNS FREESTYLE NOTTINGHAM - Paddle in the Park

02/06/2018

Check out the younguns website and paddle in the park for further information on these great events :http://www.youngunsfreestyle.co.uk/ & http://www.paddleinthepark.co.uk/ for further information. Great fun so make sure you pop along for a fabulous family day out. Educational advice, free surfers ear checks and impressions with Surfplugs. Surfplugs wiil be there Saturday and Sunday Read more»

PADDLE ROUND THE PIER BRIGHTON 2018

08/07/2018

Make sure you pop along to this great funding raising event for children. Enjoy a fun filled family day out. Surfplugs workshop & fitting - learn about Surfersear, ear infections and how important it is to look after your ears, you only get one pair, protect them!! Free surfers ear check, free impressions with Surfplugs, information and advice. Read more»

TRYWERYN FESTIVAL 2018 WHITE WATER CENTRE

21/07/2018

POP AND SEE US AT TRYWERYN INTERNATIONAL WHITE WATER CENTRE FOR FREE EAR CHECKS AND FREE EAR IMPRESSIONS WITH SURFPLUGS. WITH LOADS OF EVENTS, PRIZES, TRADE STANDS AND PARTYING BE SURE TO GRAB YOUR TICKETS FAST BEFORE THEY SELL OUT! Check out the National White Water Centre Treweryn http://www.canoewales.com/ for centre details and further information on great activities offered. Surfplugs offers Educational advice, free ear checks and free ear impressions with surfplugs. Surfplugs wiil be there Saturday and Sunday UP UNTIL 12 NOON Read more»
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Surfplugs assist Paddle4Relief charity

At Surfplugs a percentage of our sales go to the Paddle4Relief charity. We thought we would let you know what they are doing with the money. Paddle4Relief, with the assistance of Surf Relief UK and Christian Surfers UK, have successfully shipped a consignment of surf boards and surf equipment to Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka and area devestated by the 2004 Tsunami.

The shipment was made by means of donations from Paddle4Relief, Tiki Surf International, Constantine Bay Surf Shop, Croyde Bay Surf Life Saving Club and numerous UK surfers, to Arugam Bay Surf Club. The project was overseen by Phil Williams of the UK charity Christian Surfers UK and co-ordinated by Tim Tanton of North Devon based charity Paddle4Relief (pictured). Tim collected and packed the consignment of 36 boxes with a volume of more than six cubic metres and a weight in excess of 310kg.

The P4R Founder, Tm Tanton (pictured) has seen his garage gradually fill up with surfboards from as far back as the 1970's and as new as 2010. Tim himself has selflessly purchased numerous surfboards with the enormous help of Tiki Surf International. The consignment included rescue boards, SUP's, longboards, bodyboards, shortboards, fish, mini-mals and soft-tops, along with fins, leashes, wax, rash vests, wax combs, t-shirts and skateboard parts.

Tim was fortunate to have the help of North Devon Christian Surfer Mark Dennis in loading the consignment onto the lorry for transportation to the port of departure in the UK. The surfboards etc are expected to reach the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, in mid-March. They left the UK on the vessel, Ever Sigma, on the 23rd February, thanks to Paul Beeson of the freight company, GBS Freight Services Ltd.

Arugam Bay Surf Club Secretary, Krishantha Ariyasena, together with West Coast Surf Club Founder, Dilsiri Welikala, will be receiving the consignment in Colombo.

The equipment will then be distributed by Arugam Bay Surf Club to other developing surf clubs around the coast of Sri Lanka. The Arugam Bay Surf Club is the first surf club to be registered in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lanka Sports Ministry. The club's Chairman, Fawas, has worked tirelessly since 2006 to achieve this important recognition. He is now working with newly established clubs in the south and west of the island for their registration as well. Both Madiha Surf Club near Matara and West Coast Surf Club based in Colombo have been a result of the 'Birth of a Surfing Nation' project which was initially established in 2010 by Peter Rob-o, an Australian based in France and P4R's Tim Tanton. The focus is to create and develop 'The Surfing Federation of Sri Lanka' by motivating, supporting, educating and empowering the young surfers in Sri Lanka to produce a surfing culture that is able to provide a sustainable lifestyle for themselves and for their families and communities.

Further donations of surfboards and surfing equipment will be gratefully received for future consignments to Sri Lanka. Please contact tim@paddle4relief.co.uk for further information.


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