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  • Bingo News

    June 28, 2011 1 comment

    Just in case you don’t know – Porthtowan Village Hall will be the venue for the MUST DO event of the year…BINGO!!!  The date is the 15th July, the time is 7.30pm.  The prizes are lining up nicely, Ed is practising his calls, dabbers are selling out all over the county and the ladies are READ MORE

  • Rowing and running!

    June 27, 2011 4 comments

    The second series race of the UKSRL surfboats was held in Saunton, this weekend.  Well it was supposed to be until everyone rocked up to the beach on Saturday to behold the view of 4 foot waves breaking out all the way to the horizon with a 1 second interval between each wave.  Howling onshore READ MORE

  • Sir Matthew Pinsent – 4 x Olympic Gold Medallist rows a Surfboat

    June 20, 2011 1 comment

    Sir Matthew Pinsent – 4 x Olympic Gold Medallist rows a Surfboat Matthew Pinsent took some time from his visit to Redruth  School, and came down to Porthtowan SLSC to have a pop at surfboat rowing. If he was a little shocked at the conditions when he arrived  he certainly didn’t show it. He barely READ MORE

  • Circuits Wed 8pm

    June 14, 2011 0 comments

    Cheesy tunes, broken ergo’s, dodgy weight lifting equipment and the oldest surf club in Cornwall – just the right combination for some heavy duty circuit training.  See you there at 8pm – all welcome! Disclaimer – At no point would the Porthtowan Circuits look anything like the professional get up below…

  • Pincent Triumphs at Porthtowan!

    June 13, 2011 2 comments

    Sir Matthew Pincent has just left the beach! Sir Matthew Pincent has had his second venture into a surfboat here at Porthtowan.  We couldn’t quite provide the weather and the warmth of Sydney – his first time in a surfboat, but we did deliver on speedos, waves and pasties.  Sir Matthew (MBE, 4 times Gold READ MORE

  • Prize Bingo Night Friday 15th July

    June 11, 2011 0 comments

    Put this date into your diary … on Friday 15th July, we will be holding our first PRIZE BINGO night down at Porthtowan Village Hall.  Proceeds towards the Surf Club and the RNLI.  Eyes down at 7.30.  Loads of amazing prizes to be snapped up.

  • Max Hocking Day Postponed

    June 11, 2011 0 comments

    The Max Hocking Competition has been postponed until further notice, due to the inclement weather forecast on Sunday.  Watch this space for a new date…

  • Salt to Surf Paddleboard race

    June 10, 2011 2 comments

    This Monday – 7pm at Hayle surf Club, there will be a paddleboard race.  If you are interested in taking part, contact Shaun on

  • Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE to row at Porthtowan

    June 8, 2011 6 comments

    Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE will be joining rowers at the Clubhouse this Monday.  Matthew has teamed up with Redruth School as part of the ‘World Olympic Dreams’ programme.  Whilst promoting the sport of rowing, Matthew will be joining youngsters from Redruth school down at Porthtowan, where he will be taking to the waves in the Blue Bali surf boat.  We don’t think that he READ MORE

  • The Rowing Stars Align!

    June 5, 2011 0 comments

    We had a brilliant surfboat rowing session on the Beach today!  The sun was shining, the waves were 1 ft and clean (ish) and Big G, Little K and even Nick were sweeping perfectly!  The girls have perfected a new technique – turning the bouy in one and then catching a wave all the way back to the beach.  READ MORE


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