Over a hundred surfers with traditional wooden boards turned out for the 11th annual World Belly Boarding Championships at Chapel Porth in Cornwall, England on Sept. 8. According to the WBBC, the event was first started in 2003 by Martyn Ward and Chris Ryan as a memorial contest to the late Arthur Traveller, a Londoner and Chapel Porth boarder. Organized by the National Trust, the championship celebrates the art of surf riding. | Photos by Matt Cardy of Getty Images.
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You hear hurricane and most people head inland, but for surfing enthusiasts like Nick Denny, it means just the opposite. When Hurricane Leslie skirted the east coast in September this year, causing waves to pound the shores of Ocean City, it drew the 27-year-old to the water. And that’s pretty normal… when your two passions are surfing and photography, like Denny.