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Fal Surf Varsity Surfing Competition Success

The 2023 South West University Varsity Competition took place at Fistral Beach, Newquay, on 11 March 2023.

Credit to Elliot Glynn for this black and white image of surfer Dylan Pegg emerging over a wave on h Credit to Elliott Glynn. Surfer Dylan Pegg rides a wave at the 2023 South West University Varsity Su

Surfers from Falmouth, Exeter and Plymouth Universities were greeted with some lovely clean conditions to start a long day of competition, turning more challenging by the afternoon. There was an epic display of surfing from all three unis, topped off with a good night out in the town to celebrate.
Athletes competed in men’s and women’s shortboard and longboard categories. The Fal Surf team were successful in retaining all four regional titles. Congratulations to all competitors that gave it a go!
Final Competition results were as follows:
Women’s Shortboard

1. Esmee Gregorius (Fal)
2. Jessica Surridge (Plym)
3. Anna Michael (Fal)
4. Nell Packer (Plym)

Men’s Shortboard

1. Dylan Pegg (Fal)
2. Bret Dow (Exe)
3. Ben Walden (Plym)
4. Fin Evans (Exe)

Women’s Longboard

1. Esmee Gregorius (Fal)
2. Nell Packer (Plym)
3. Ava Graham (Fal)
4. Amelia Grainger (Plym)

Men’s Longboard

1. Dylan Pegg (Fal)
2. Jack Salmon (Exe)
3. Bede Pitcairn-Knowles (Fal)
4. Fin Evans (Exe)

Fal Surf would like to thank the local businesses and surf businesses who sponsored and supported the competition. The event would not have been possible without the help and expertise of Pauly and Norman and the hard work of all the surf club committees.
Watch out for even bigger and better things to come in 2024!

Photo credit to Elliott Glynn.

All details about getting involved with surfing can be found on The SU's Fal Surf Web page or you can follow Fal Surf on Instagram.


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