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2007 UK Windsurfing Champion John Hibbard to launch Brush Ramp at Devon’s Crealy


John Hibbard, the 2007 UK British Wave Sailing Champion and winner of ‘Britain’s Most Extreme’, will be attending Extreme Sports Zone’s launch of the Brush Ramp at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park on Tuesday May 27th.

John a pro-surfer for Tushingham Sails, Starboard, Fat Face, Neilson Active Holidays, Nissan GB, ActionVan is also ranked 2nd in the UK for Stand Up Paddle Surfing. John has mastered the Brush Ramp and will be at Devon’s Crealy between 10am and 2pm to meet fans, sign autographs and demonstrate his Brush Boarding skills. John will be teaching throughout the day, so be early to have the chance to learn some of his favourite Brush Boarding tricks.

The Brush Ramp, which has been endorsed by The British Surf Association, will also be at Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park on Thursday 29th May.

Angela Wright, MBE, Managing Director of Crealy Great Adventure Parks said, "Everyone at Crealy, both staff and guests are really excited about the launch of the revolutionary Brush Ramp at the Parks! Our guests are going to love Brush Boarding and this opportunity to meet one of Britain’s surfing champions!"

Extreme Sports Zone chose to launch the Brush Ramp at Crealy Great Adventure Parks because of the wide range of visitors at the Parks, from the very young, to school age children, teenagers to parents and grandparents. Extreme Sports Zone are encouraging all ages of boys and girls, men and women to try Brush Boarding regardless of levels of experience.

Kyle Dent of Extreme Sports Zone and inventor of the Brush Ramp said, "Everyone dreams of doing sports like surfing and snowboarding. Now with the Brush Ramp everyone really can! Time and the cost of getting on location no longer get in the way of these boarding experiences. Brush Boarding is a combination of surfing and snowboarding without needing to get wet."

One lucky Devon local, 8 year old Lawrence from Exmouth, has been trialling Brush Boarding at the Extreme Sports Zone headquarters near Topsham. Lawrence is already mastering the new sport and is looking forward to comparing notes with John Hibbard on May 27th.

The Brush Ramp is the size of a quarter-pipe skateboarding ramp with a moving surface of soft brushes that push the rider upward. The rider is taken up the ramp by putting an edge of their board into the brushes, and skims downward when the edge is taken out.

Kyle Dent continues, "We are delighted to John Hibbard will be joining us at Devon’s Crealy as he will be able to really show just what can be done on the Brush Ramp! Brush Boarding is to Surfing and Snowboarding, what indoor rock climbing is to outdoor rock climbing. It complements the sports, teaching skills and helping develop core strength that all board sports require."

Brush Boarding will be available at participating Activity Centres and Leisure parks across the UK.

See also: Devon the Home Of New Surfing And Snowboarding Sport Of Brush Boarding

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Contact: Jenni Taffs, Press Relations & Personal Assistant to Managing Director, Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park,   Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary
Exeter, EX5 1DR
Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park, Tredinnick, Wadebridge PL27 7RA
Tel: 0870 116 3333, DD: 01395 234880, Mobile: 07876 500142, Fax: 01395 233211,   Email:

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