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The British winter can be a cruel mistress. But out of the depths of darkest winter, amongst the wind and rain, shine rare moments of perfection. It's not easy scoring good waves in Britain, waiting for the perfect combination of wind, tide and swell. Phoning in sick for work, rearranging date night, making sure you have no plans whatsoever. Anything and everything to ensure that you’re there when that spot fires up for a brief window of euphoria. However, the hardships we endure make the rewards all the more sweet.There's nothing better than scoring epic waves on home soil.

We all know the winter season can be long and cold, so to make it seem less of a drag, and to add some extra stoke into the winter sessions, we are launching the Down The Line Warriors Of Winter competition, in an attempt to find the best waves ridden in the UK this winter.

To enter, all you need to do is upload a video or photo to Instagram using the hashtag #WarriorsOfWinter and tag @downthelinesurf. To enter: your wave must be in the UK and be in the competition period 28th October to 31st March (when the clocks change). We'll be judging each month and will release a monthly highlight reel of our favourites. The finalists will be sent to our international judging panel, we will announce their identities soon.

A perfect winter wave

Win a Custom Surfboard!

The winner and overall champion of winter will win a custom board of their choice* from any of the shapers that we stock! There will be more prizes along the way, as well as a special award for the best wave surfed in Cornwall.

All surfing styles and all wave types are encourarged, and if you have any heavy wipeouts we would love to see those too...

To enter the competiton:

  1. Upload your entries to your Instagram
  2. Tag @downthelinesurf and #warriorsofwinter ! 

We also understand the importance of keeping secret spots...secret. We will not publish the location of any spots considered secret although we may need to confirm they are indeed UK waves.

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Read the full list of terms and conditions below:-

Terms & Conditions:

  1. Down the Line Warriors of Winter Instagram Competition. To participate in this competition, users must share their image on Instagram using the hashtag #warriorsofwinter and you must tag @downthelinesurf
  2. The competition will run from 28th October 2018 until 23:59 on 31st March 2019. 
  3. There will be one winner selected by our panel of judges after the closing date. Entries made after the 31st March will not be accepted.
  4. *The maximum retail price for the surfboard prize shall be no more than £750
  5. No purchase is necessary, however you will need an internet connection and access to Instagram. No refund may be claimed for expenses incurred in participating in the promotion, including in relation to the use of the internet.
  6. Employees of Down the Line Surf Co. may enter their own waves to the competition for stoke factor, but will not be eligible for judging and will not win any prizes.
  7. You may enter as many times as you like, however you must have full ownership rights or permission to enter the video or photo from the rightful owner
  8. The wave must have been shot inbetween the competition opening dates, and must be a UK wave.
  9. We reserve the right to exclude any entries which we believe to be inappropriate, fraudulent or based on misconduct.
  10. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternatives in whole or in part.
  11. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize from the date that they are announced as a winner. After this time we reserve the right to select a new winner.
  12. The decisions of Down the Line Surf Co. and the judging panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  13. By taking part in this promotion, all participants consent to us collecting, storing and using their personal data submitted with their entry for the purposes of this promotion.
  14. Any personal data relating to participants will be used solely in accordance with current UK General Data Protection Regulations and will not be used for marketing purposes without the individual's prior consent.
  15. Winners may be required to participate in related publicity without further reward. E.g.: be photographed for website/magazine stories, and provide a short statement about their win.
  16. The promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend without notice this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside of its reasonable control.
  17. This promotion is subject to Instagram’s terms of services which can be found at: https://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/
  18. Promoter: Down the Line Surf Co. Ltd. Market Square Arcade, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4EA Website address: www.downthelinesurf.co.uk
  19. Get in there and go hard!!!