THE STRAIGHT-HAND SHOOTOUT 2018
F**k Hawaii, the surf contest of all surf contests is coming to Porthleven Pier
The elite crew of invitees have been training hard in recent weeks, in particular local shredders Ken Bach and Whyte Dragon have both been risking their lives for a chance of the glory…
THE WAIT IS ON
For those uninitiated with Cornish culture, May the 8th is Flora Day. One of the biggest drinking days of the Cornish calendar, if not the world’s calendar. Ever since the first surf contest in Porthleven back in the 80s, it’s been strict village tradition that no surf contest is ever allowed to take place on such an important drinking day. In fact, legend has it that anyone found surfing instead of drinking on Flora Day will be punished and banished from the village forever (fortunately we’ve never heard of anyone being reckless enough to do such a thing). Flora Day is also the start of an almighty run of party weekends, so surfing basically goes out of the window after May 8th.
As you can see from this recent photo of local favourite White Dragon riding one of the biggest straight-handers ever caught at Praa Sands, the stakes are high. White Dragon is at the top of his straight hander game at the moment, so we’re in for a big show.
We’ll tell you more about the event as soon as more rumours come in. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Straight-hand Shootout Facebook page for updates on the contest day.