NEWQUAY'S SURFING SANTA AND FUN RUN

PUBLISHED: 16:10 05 December 2016 | UPDATED: 12:23 30 August 2017

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Fistral Beach hosted the third Santa surf as part of Cornwall Hospice Care's Fun Run series...

To help spread some Christmas cheer the parking was free all day and "The Stable" was offering a 10% discount for all competitors to help them warm up after the event.

The Santa Surf and Fun run is, organised by the Fistral Surf Centerand Cornwall Hospice Care it started three years ago when the Fistral surf center organized the UK's first surfing Santa fomie comp raising funds for the Joe Way Appeal.

With over 100 surfers and runners this year it was the busiest event to date with all abilities and ages taking part and doing their bit for charity.

Local big wave surfer Tom Butler started off in the first heat to get things going, Tom is scheduled to fly out to Portugal next week on the hunt for some recording breaking big waves.

The beach was full of locals and holiday makers as they enjoyed the sunny spells and the long sandy beach full of Santa's making the most of the Newquay Christmas spirit.

The results this year were:

Open: 1st place Dani San Martin-Garica, 2nd Noah Anstis, 3rd Cameron Matthews and 4th Matt Way.

U16: 1st Jordan Zervas, Finn Collins, Levi Lansfield and 4th Joe Ellery.

Jenny Briant, surf event organizer said, "It was a really fantastic event this year, and great to see so many people surfing & running raising money for the Cornwall Hospice while enjoying the festive spirit. A big thank you to everyone involved especially Matt from the Joe Way Appeal for all of his involvement and getting so many people involved in this year’s event."

The organisers would to thank ERA Adventures for their expertise for the water safety, The Stable, Bon Bon Fistral, Fistral Beach Surf Hire & Rick Stein Fistral.

Matt Way Joe's dad said "Christmas is always a hard time of the year for us and our four other children as Joe loved all the fun Christmas brings, however this is a graet way to remember him and raise money for a great Cornish charity".

To see what happened at this year's event go to

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