24th May 2018
Finlay in Year 8, represented Hayle Academy in the Penwith Surfing Championships last Friday (11th May). Not only was he the only team member, he also had to compete against his previous school friends from Mounts Bay. Finlay entered both under 14 and under 16 heats as he was the only member for the Hayle team and came 2nd in both. He qualified for the finals for both age categories and came 2nd place in both. He narrowly missed winning the first place in the under 16 final by 0.6 of a point! The conditions were tough, with big waves that some surfers struggled to even paddle out in! He is now through to the regional South West finals to represent Hayle on the 27th of June. Finlay was very proud to represent his new school and had a great time. He’s hoping that perhaps next year Hayle Academy may be able to assemble a team alongside him. Very well done Finlay and good luck in the Regional South West Finals!