Team GB’s training weekend was hosted by Ollie Shilston at Carbis Bay, with this years team of paddlers: Marie Buchanan, Ollie Shilston, Glyn Ovens, Andy Joyce, Holly Bassett and Matt Barker-Smith – who are all committed to Mexico.
The overall weekend was real fun – with race board interval training in and out of the surf with all team members on the Saturday – minus Matt as he couldn’t make the weekend – but Paul Simmons and locals: Damo and Luke joined in. The morning’s session was followed up by a great lecture on hydration and acclimatisation to competing abroad in different climates by Glenn Eldridge in the Carbis Bay Hotel. We had a traditional feast for lunch at the Philips Cornish pasty shop. In the afternoon, everyone was on the Fanatic SUP Squatch getting worked in the shore break. Finishing the day off with a surf session under the cliff, out of the wind.
Sunday was wet, but all went in for a paddlesurf, and again it was great to see the team and locals all ripping it together. An epic weekend, thanks Ollie!