Mum from Cornwall making waves on the pro surfing circuit

For all the parents out there, you’ll surely know how tricky it is having to take care of your little ones, especially if you have two toddlers, but this mum from Cornwall has two of her own and is studying for a degree as well as taking on the task of the competitive surfing circuit!

A female surfer holding a surfboard on the beach near Outdoor Adventure

Katy Beddoe, a 31-year-old mum and student from Newquay has successfully kicked off her second year on the competitive surf circuit following a notable debut in her first year of competition.

Katy comes from a surfing background. Her dad is a surfing legend locally. Keith Beddoe, a dedicated surfer since 1969 who spent his life enjoying travels around the globe to compete, and when he wasn’t battling it out on the breaks he was shaping boards to make money.

Although Katy very much had her hands full while on the circuit, she managed to gain herself an impressive initial year on the circuit, finishing up as the fourth-ranked female surfer in Britain, as well as making the top 10 (eighth) in Europe under the Ladies Longboard division.

Katy recently picked up where she left off last year by taking a podium finish, coming in third, at the English National Surf Championships at Watergate Bay here in Cornwall.

As well as being a full-time mum and pro surfer, Katy is also studying hard on an FdSc Surf Science and Technology course through Cornwall College Newquay. The course is a unique qualification that is based on the Technology, Science and Social Sciences that exist within the sport of surfing.

What makes the course unique is that Cornwall College Newquay is one of the only places to offer the course in the whole world, and as a result brings in students from around the globe. Ben Skinner, European Longboard Champion and local legend also teaches on the course!

The course offered at Cornwall College Newquay isn’t the only unique opportunity available in the region as we offer residential school trips for both primary and secondary schools tailored to your needs, all right by the Cornish coastline, which might help find the inner champion surfer in some of your students!