Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove and Sennen Surf Centre have teamed up with international surf brand O’Neill for a weekend of demonstrations and competitions on the 30th and 31st May.
Product experts and pro surfers from O’Neill will be showcasing their range of wetsuits and boards in a series of sessions on the Saturday; everyone can get involved and try out the latest products, with competitions for Under 16s and Over 16s running during the day.
Demonstrations will continue on Sunday and the O’Neill team will be on site all weekend, using their well-kitted out team bus as a base in the car park.
The terrace of Ben Tunnicliffe Sennen Cove will provide a prime viewing platform throughout the weekend and spectators can also enjoy surf movies on the big scene inside.
On Saturday evening the large terrace will play host to the prize giving ceremony followed by a BBQ and live music from Aaron Ffyfe and sets from DJ Samiad; organisers are hoping for a party atmosphere after a day of fun in the water.
Jan Michaelis, European Marketing Manager at O’Neill said: “The restaurant is perfectly positioned to act as a hub for this kind of mini surf festival and we’re really pleased to be working with the new tenants on what I’m sure will be the first of many events.”
Ben Tunnicliffe became the new custodian of the restaurant in March 2015, taking a long lease on the timber-framed building and sun-drenched terrace, which enjoy stunning views over Sennen Cove in West Cornwall.
At the launch of the new restaurant, Ben and his team announced their intention to create a nucleus for the community and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities, events and a buzzing atmosphere all year round in order to do justice to the stunning location.
So far they have welcomed a string of young musicians, helped with a community beach clean and treated their staff to surfing lessons with Sennen Surf School – a relationship they will build on in October with their own end-of-season surf competition.
Ben said: “One of the reasons we were so keen to take over the restaurant here at Sennen Cove was the possibility for holding big events and embracing the fun and active culture of the beach; we are really looking forward to hosting O’Neill and have plenty of other events in the pipeline.”
The restaurant is open as usual over the weekend, with tables inside available to book in the evening and food and drinks served on a first come, first served basis during the day.