The Jesus Classic came back to Croyde for its 18th running, and a host of riders descended to do battle in the 3ft onshore ramp fest.
It was great to see the standard of competition match by the free-surfing locals, with some high flying antics around low tide. Read my full report in the North Devon Journal
It was the usual weird Croyde Weekend I’ve come to expect. I got down to the waters edge before low on the Saturday and shot a few heats before my head was turned by the sight of 4 police cars, a couple of fire-engines a paramedics galore racing round Downend point and into the bay. Checking in with a few reliable source I’d soon established that a car had driven off Croyde beauty spot, Baggy Point. I bare-footed it off the beach in search of adventure and photos just as the Air ambulance started to circle the bay, making multiple passes to find a landing point close to the incident.
Local postman Robin Fenn slithered off a shale track and rolled 6ft down a steep gorse covered embankment in his post office van. Trapped inside, he called emergency services and set in motion the massive co-ordinated rescue that was carried out with an assuredness borne of experience and practice. Hanging on the sidelines as a I was stuck with how everyday the situation appeared to the rescue crew. They worked hard and freed Robin in a scene devoid of the expected American style high-fiving and cheering I’d expected. Good work to all involved…..and Robin is on the mend!Share