Welcome to the Hotdoggers Longboard Surf Club – the oldest and largest longboard club in the UK.
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.
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.
Sat 20th July.
Hotdoggers second single fin contest was run and completed this weekend.
The surf was only just contestable but it was warm and dry and we had a tiny wave but everyone was keen to get in the water.
16 competitors went looking for the right wave and some were aided by a brand new CORD 10′ log made by Marcus Lascelles (Eric Davies) and I must mention that our single fin league is in memory of Marcus’s father , legend shaper and generally nice guy ‘chops’ Lescelles from Beach beat surfboards in St. Agnes.
Having surfed a heat in the small waves myself this board definitely helped Eric into the final…
In the final we had a great spread of experience and age groups with Jack Unsworth from the junior division , from the open was Greg Norman followed by Adam Chell from the masters and the relentless Eric Davis from the grand masters division…
A total of 43 waves were caught in the final with 27 waves being caught from the the two masters in the heat….
So those that said there wasn’t any waves should have watched this final eh.
As Juliet Marlow commented on the day , ‘ I always ask myself whether they would have run in California and yes they would of run in the surf we had today ‘
So yes the surf was small but it was the only beach that had waves and managed to run a log contest, after all everyone would have gone surfing had we called it off.
Sometimes you just have to go with the flow.
Well done to everyone who came along and competed and especially to the judges , Andre green etc .
Top effort from everyone and results were….
1st JACK UNSWORTH
2nd GREG NORMAN
3rd ADAM CHELL
4th ERIC DAVIES
This is our last contest till sept/oct but there might be a club BBQ and a weekend on Tamar lakes with kayak’s, Canadian canoes ,sup’s and dingy’s to look forward to.
Enjoy your holidays
British longboard club championships
Sat 31st may / sun 1st June @ Saunton sands hosted by the Hotdoggers Lsc .
We have confirmation from RN/RM , Bristol , Shore surf. , welsh coast surf clubs and all will be in attendance at 2014′s club challenge.
Teams of five surfers and one SUP rider will battle it out on the surf to see who takes the title this year.
It’s the first time in around eight years that the welsh have ventured this far south to compete in the club champs so it should be interesting ….
All Hotdoggers wanting to compete must contact norm or respond on the clubs Facebook page ASAP . Cut off is Wednesday 28th may.
Old Guys Rule Longboard Classic Saunton 17th – 18th May
HOTDOGGERS CONTEST DATES….
BE WARNED COMP DATES MAY CHANGE…..
WE WILL BE RUNNING OPEN LEAGUE /SINGLE FIN CONTESTS OVER THE SAME WEEKEND AND WILL TRY TO MATCH EVENT WITH THE RIGHT SURF CONDITIONS.
APRIL – 12/13TH CONTEST NO.1
MAY – 17/18TH CONTEST NO.2 ( Old Guys Rule Longboard Classic )
MAY – 31ST – BRITISH LONGBOARD CLUB CHAMPS TBC
JUNE – 1ST – BRITISH LONGBOARD CLUB CHAMPS TBC
JUNE – 14/15TH TRADITIONAL OPEN / STYLEMASTERS TBC..
JULY – 12/13TH CONTEST NO.3
OCTOBER – 11/12TH CONTEST NO.4
OCTOBER – 25TH FANCY DRESS JUST FOR FUN SURF CONTEST
EVENING – END OF SEASON BASH / COOK ISLAND
CONTEST`S WILL BE CALLED BY 7PM ON THE THURSDAY NIGHT PRIOR AT THE LATEST…… FOR INFO 07787 906525 NORM
CD – OPEN LEAGUE CONTESTS = PAUL KEENAN
CD – SINGLE FIN/STYLEMASTERS/CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS – NORMAN WRIGHT
Saunton Sands Beach Clean.
Great turnout for the beach clean today, thanks to all club members that turned out for the Saunton beach clean.