12/09/2007 | by admin
SAS/O’NEILL ‘CORNISH AND OPEN’ GREEN SURF CONTEST STARTS ON FRIDAY
The SAS Cornish and Open is the longest running surf contest in the UK and has established itself as Europe’s greenest surf festival. It takes place on the 17th, 18th and 19th of August at Porthtowan beach in Cornwall.
The 3-day event combines SAS’s environmental ethos with all the entertainment you’d expect at a great surf festival. There is a strong emphasis on recycling, environmental talks, beach litter picks, eco-art workshops and contest food is sourced locally. This combines well with the high-octane surfing action and a great party atmosphere to give the SAS Cornish and Open a unique feel.
This year’s contest party takes place at Porthtowan’s Blue Bar on the evening of Saturday 18th August and features up and coming band The Blimms.
O’Neill have already given their support to SAS on a number of campaigns and education activities in the recent years and we are delighted they have broadened their support by becoming the title sponsors of such a prestigious event.
O’Neill Marketing Director, Paul Wilkinson says: “We are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the 2007 O’Neill, Surfers Against Sewage, Cornish and Open. This long established event attracts top class surfers from across the globe so it’s shaping up to be a great event. Surfers Against Sewage are a brilliant organisation and we are proud to be associated with them.”
Andy Cummins, SAS Campaign Officer says: “This event has a real family feel to it with the beach activities and has some great surfing action to watch. As always we are expecting the top UK surfers as well as a strong overseas contingent with South Africans and Australians amongst the winners in 2006. All we need is sunshine and good waves now.”
SAS would like also like to thank event co-sponsors who are local bottled water company Pure Blue, beachside bar and restaurant, The Blue Bar and long established UK surfing mag Wavelength.