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Welcome to the Hotdoggers Longboard Surf Club – the oldest and largest longboard club in the UK.  We are based in North Devon at Saunton Beach, but are members are from all over the UK.

Membership is now due for 2016.
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Hotdoggers Long Board Surf Club

Hotdoggers Long Board Surf Club

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Our members range from juniors to the grand old masters and we cater for all abilities. The club has a great social and competitive scene running league events, social activities and even the famous annual surf trip, which this year is Sri Lanka.

In 2014 we have introduced stand up paddle (SUP) to the club and we have an active surf and SUP contest scene.
Whether you are interested in becoming the British champion or just hanging out with other loggers this is the club for you and your family.

President :
Norman wright -07787 906525
normanwright@vodafoneemail.co.uk

Chairman :
Andre green – 07970 006073
adgreen_33@yahoo.co.uk

Treasurer/Secretary:
Sam Bowen -07739 605583
Sam.bowen73@gmail.com

Contests :
Paul Keenan – 07850 769749
Mahooted@hotmail.com

Media :
Richard Unsworth- 07854 442651
richardunsworth@hotmail.co.uk

Website :
Bob Braunton – surfboardbob@gmail.com

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Saunton Slidefest

Saunton Slidefest 2016 Saturday 11th June

Traditional longboarding was the winner at Saunton on Saturday for the ‘Slidefest’ which was hosted by Hotdoggers Longboard Surf Club.

Riders from all over the UK descended on Saunton to put on a fine display of traditional longboarding at what is regarding as one of the best longboarding waves in the country.

Drop knee turns , hang fives , hang tens , head dips , fade turns  were what the judges were looking for with a good spread of style and inventiveness …

Everybody got two surfs and a goodie bag for their entry fee with a club tee shirt , bar of West Country wax , longboard magazine and a stylish old guys rule mug…. Bloody bargain they said.

Results :

1. Ben Haworth

2. Elliot Dudley

3.Mike Winter

4. Jack Unsworth

Special awards :

Highest placed lady : Juliet Marlow

Highest placed old dude : Chris Webb

Highest placed grom : Joe Hornbuckle

Best head-dip : Danni Bradford

Best drop-in : Jeremy Horsburgh

Biggest Frother : Steve Burley

Thanks to Seafolk, The Salty Merchants, Duffs Footwear, Chariots of the Sun, Old Guys Rule, Passenger Clothing, Submariner Clothing, West Country Surf Wax, Nine Plus and Moken Coffee for sponsoring a great event

hosted by Hotdoggers Longboard Surf club.

A alternative competition format ensured that spectators could witness some real style and not just point scoring for the judges. Luckily the swell forecast was accurate with small clean waves, perfect for logging, on offer throughout the day.

Results :

1. Ben Haworth

2. Elliot Dudley

3.Mike Winter

4. Jack Unsworth

Special awards :

Highest placed lady : Juliet Marlow

Highest placed old dude : Chris Webb

Highest placed grom : Joe Hornbuckle

Best head-dip : Danni Bradford

Best drop-in : Jeremy Horsburgh

Biggest Frother : Steve Burley

Saunton Slide fest surf contest

Saunton Slide fest

British Longboard Union 2- Porthcawl, Wales

British Longboard Union 2- Porthcawl, Wales

Competitors travelled from Jersey, Cornwall, Devon and the North East for the inaugural British Longboard Union event this weekend held at Rest Bay in Porthcawl, Wales. This was the second stop of this year’s tour.
The Saturday kicked off with the early rounds in the Open and Ladies divisions of which there was a repechage round providing a second bite of the cherry for those unlucky not to finish in the top two and progress. Conditions changed with the tide and by the afternoon with the rip running and the tide and wind pushing up the swell it meant for much paddling to stay in position.
Sunday started with clean 2ft swell in calm conditions but that changed as the wind increased to a strong onshore and a testing 3-4ft swell for the finals. The Open final showcased an excellent display of progressive longboard surfing with Ben Skinner and Ben Howey combining both their rails and footwork to take first and second.
Hotdoggers Longboard Surf Club were very well represented at the event with Vicki and Steve Burley, Damo Hooker, Colin Bright, Claire Smale, Jerry Horsborough and Rich and Jack Unsworth, Ben Keay, Adam Chell, Beth Leighfield  all making the journey north.

Results:
Open :  1 Ben Skinner  2 Ben Howey  3 Josh le Marquand  4 Aaron Rowe
Ladies : 1 Jen Pendlebury  2 Claire Smale  3 Emily Currie  4 Charlotte Bayliss
Single Fin :  1 Ben Skinner  2 Josh le Marquand  3 Jack Unsworth  4 Aaron Rowe
Masters : 1  Adam Chell  2 Colin Bright  3 Jason Gray  4 Ben Keay
Grand Masters : 1 Colin Bright   2 Simon Gould  3 Rich Unsworth  4 Ray Lee
Juniors:  1 Jack Unsworth  2 Joe Hornbuckle  3 Jordan Zervas  4 Tom Horn
Cadets : 1 Jordan Zervas  2 Tom Horn  3 Rudder Rava
U18 Girls:  1 Beth Leighfield  2 Lily Wright

English Nationals Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay at Newquay hosted this year’s English National Surfing Championships over the bank holiday weekend.
Competitiors and spectators were subjected to all four seasons over the course of the weekend with sun, cloud, rain and wind. The event kicked off with small 2ft surf which then deteriorated and subsequently led to the event being put on hold until the next day. The swell picked up again allowing the competition to resume. In the U18 Junior division Jack Unsworth retained his English Junior title by winning the event thus securing his place on the English team going to the European Championships in Morocco in December. Beth Leighfield came 4th.
On the Bank Holiday Monday the wind really picked up, as did the surf which made conditions tricky. All the Hotdoggers did themselves proud however, with Charlotte Bayliss getting a 2nd place in the Ladies Final having just got off the plane from Australia. Zak Lawton got a 2nd place in the Men’s Open Final closely followed by Jack Unsworth who finished 3rd.

Mens: 1 Ben Skinner, 2 Zak Lawton, 3 Jack Unsworth, 4 Lewis Stritch
Ladies: 1 Emily Currie, 2 Charlotte Bayliss, 3 Katrina Beddoe, 4 Jenny Briant
Juniors: 1 Jack Unsworth, 2 Joe Hornbuckle, 3 Max Hudson, 4 Beth Leighfield

British Longboard Union 1 – Jersey

It was Jersey’s turn to host the first British Longboard Union competition of 2016 and so a few Hotdoggers  boarded planes and ferries to make the journey.
The Laneez / El Tico Longboard Classic was held on St.Ouens beach on the west coast of Jersey. Conditions for the event were marginal and judges at one point considered calling the event off. However, the competitors felt that the event should go ahead. In a tropical looking sea basked in sunshine the event was run over two days.
Vicki Burley unfortunately didn’t follow her coach’s advice (!) and bowed out in the semis. Charlotte Bayliss worked her magic and made it into the Ladies final only to be outdone by local Jersey girl Nina Blake to finish a credible second. Jack Unsworth took out the Juniors and made it to the final of the Men’s Open finishing Fourth. Rich Unsworth won the Grand Masters.
A big thanks to both Laneez and El Tico Cantina for hosting the event.

Next stop for the BLU is Porthcawl in Wales next weekend.

Results:
Open : 1 Josh Le Marquand  2 Ben Skinner  3 Dan Harris  4 Jack Unsworth
Ladies : 1 Nina Blake  2 Charlotte Bayliss  3 Jenny Briant  4 Chantelle Coote
Single Fin : 1 Josh Le Marquand  2 Ben Skinner  3 Joe Davies  4 Cole Jouanny
Juniors : 1 Jack Unsworth  2 Gus Brewer  3 Joe Hornbuckle  4 Charlie Rio
Cadets : 1 Jordan Zervas  2 Will Masterman  3 Christian Steventon
Masters : 1 Mark Durbano  2 Jason Gray
Grans Masters : 1 Rich Unsworth  2 Dave Ferguson  3 Simon Gould  4 Mark Steventon

Contest up dates 2016

Hotdoggers League 1 report/results :

There was a good turnout, with many new faces, for the Hotdoggers first league competition of the year with competitors having traveled to Saunton from Wales, Dorset and Cornwall. Conditions were challenging throughout the day with strengthening winds and a solid overhead swell.
The event was initially put on hold with the judging van getting swamped after a big storm surge but thanks to some quick thinking and impressive driving the event got back underway leaving the drama to be provided by the competitors….and it was. It conditions required the competitors to be selective and then make the most of each wave which resulted in some good scores and impressed spectators.
There were standouts in all the divisions but having posted the highest scores throughout the day Jack Unsworth went on to win both the Junior and Open categories.

Results:
Open – 1.Jack Unsworth  2.Damien Hooker  3.Greg Norman  4.Steve Horn
Ladies – 1.Clare Small  2.Beth Leighfield  3.Vikki Burley  4.Briege Lawrence
Masters – 1.Damien Hooker  2.Adam Chell. 3.Paul Keenan. 4.Ben Keay
Grand-Masters – 1.Tim Quick. 2.Jerry Horsborough. 3.Ben Keay. 4.Mark Watson
Juniors – 1.Jack Unsworth  2.Beth Leighfield  3.Tom Cresswell  4.Tom Horn
Cadets – 1.Anya Burley  2.Lily Wright
Underdogs – 1.Briege Lawrence. 2.Simon Mitchell. 3.Pete Osment. 4.Tom Horn
SUP – 1.Max Sheppard  2.Paul Williams. 3.Ben Pye. 4.Simon Mitchell

CONTEST UP DATES 2015

SECOND SKIN LEAGUE
FINAL PLACINGS 2015
Groms:-
1.TOM HORN
2. ANYA BURLEY
3. MACEY WEBB
4. LILLY WRIGHT
JUNIORS:-
1. JACK UNSWORTH
2. TOM HORN
3. ANYA BURLEY
4. MACEY WEBB
SUPS:-
1. MATT ARGYLE
2. SIMON MITCHEL
3. PAUL WILLIAMS
MASTERS:-
1. ADAM CHELL
2. ERIC DAVIES
3. TIM QUICK
4. DAMIEN HOOKER
GRANDMASTERS:-
1. JERRY HORSBURGH
2. BEN KEAY
3. TIM QUICK
4. ERIC DAVIES
OPEN
1. BEN HAWORTH
2. JACK UNSWORTH
3. TIM AYLET
4. GREG NORMAN
WOMENS:-
1. CLAIRE SMAILE
2. FELICITY TAYLOR
3. VIKKI BURLEY
4. HAZEL ILLETT

THE ‘CHOPS’
SINGLE FIN LEAGUE
1. BEN HAWORTH
2. JACK UNSWORTH
3. GREG NORMAN
4. DAMIEN HOOKER
5. STEVE HORN

MOST IMPROVED SURFERS :-
STEVE BURLEY & STEVE HORN

TROPHY’S :- GARRY DINGLE
TROPHY MAN
ANDRE GREEN

BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS  BIG & SMALL.
SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO
THATCH / BILLY BUDS / COOK ISLAND FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT .

60’s STYLEMASTERS 2015
SPONSORED BY – SUBMARINER , KOREV  , OLD GUYS RULE.
OPEN
1. BEN HAWORTH
2. ELLIOT DUDLEY
3. JACK UNSWORTH
4. STEVE HORN
MASTERS
1. TIM QUICK
2. PAUL KEENAN
3. ERIC DAVIES
4. ROB MARTIN
WOMENS
1. CHARLOTTE BAYLISS
2. FELICITY TAYLOR
3. VICKY BURLEY

BLU 2015 Saunton

The Hotdoggers are hosting the first of five British Longboard Union events at Saunton sands .
As the home of long boarding in North devon it’s an honour to support British long boarding .
A massive thanks goes out to this years sponsors at Saunton .
THE THATCH
SAUNTON BREAK CAFE
POWERFUL WATER CO.
CHRISTIAN SURFERS
HOTDOGGERS  LSC

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