- WSL / Damien Poullenot

Carve and SurfGirl are stoked to announce they will 'present' two divisions of Britain's most prestigious surfing competition; the mens open and the WSL Women's Boardmasters Longboard Pro.

This year again the women are lined-up to showcase their agility, strength and poise in the water and SurfGirl is excited to be associated with the World Surf League women's Longboard event.

"SurfGirl is the world leading media in women's surfing and lifestyle with over 420,000 followers and global recognition. It was set up to encourage and support women in surfing at a time when there was inequality. It has since grown from a bi-annual to a multimedia title and we are delighted to support a World Surf League event particularly in view of their support of women in the sport."

Emilie Libier, Newquay, 2012 Emilie Libier, toes on the nose. - WSL / Damien Poullenot

"WSL have increased the visibility of the women's tour, increased prize money and increased coverage through live webcasting. They present positive female role models in sport alongside the men at a time when women's performances are pushing back boundaries and perceptions," said Louise Searle, SurfGirl's editor.

Carve's long relationship with the event goes back to the early days of the first professional World Tour comp in which Carve's publisher Steve England competed. Over the years the crew have not missed an event taking full advantage of the opportunity to watch the world's best, cover the event and watch British surfers like Russell Winter and Ben Skinner take home titles.

"It's an honour to support the Boardmasters event," said Steve England of Carve, "As a grom I saved up my entry fee, competed and then stood on the beach all day watching the pros and trying to learn from them. Over the following years I have seen dramatic heats, amazing surfing, and emotional wins with Russ Winter was carried shoulder high up the beach, and Skindog dominating last years long boarding was sensational. It is the pinnacle of the year for the British surfing calendar and you can't underestimate the importance of the event for Newquay and Cornwall in terms of visitor numbers."

"As journalists we love seeing the surfers coming to town from around the world," continued Steve, "But of course the icing on the cake would be British or Irish victories across the divisions. We wish all the competitors luck, and hope the remarkable run of surf we've been having lately continues."

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