Surf’s Up in Cornwall

Waikato University’s resident surf expert – Dr Kerry Black – is helping create waves in Cornwall, where a £6 million proposal for constructing an artificial reef is currently under negotiation. Black and his team of marine consultants – ASR – rate Tolcarne Beach as an ideal site for embedding the giant, sand-filled bags needed to create “a world class surfing break.” Local tourist boards, businesses, and environmental agencies all support the proposal, as does Britain’s growing army of surfers.


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Team GB’s First Olympic Surfer is NZer Jay Quinn

Team GB’s First Olympic Surfer is NZer Jay Quinn

New Zealander Jay Quinn, 36, is well-placed to become Team GB’s first surfer at the Olympics – thanks to a rekindled enthusiasm with the sport and his Welsh-born mother. BBC Sport…