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Newquay Favourites: Nic Powley

Who better to round off our mini-series of ‘Newquay Favourites’ with than none other than the self styled ‘Boss’, Vans TM and Newquay Boardmasters veteran, Nic Powley?

Have a read of what he’s got to say underneath…


Year so far (and why): Last year of the Bartrip – mini ramp, strippers, Div – all the planets were aligned, it went off. I remember just smoking my cigar and thinking ‘life really can’t get any funnier than this’ whilst going cross eyed and watching boobs.

Memory from the Bartrip Hotel: I probably can’t remember the best stuff. The mini ramp jam with Tequila prizes was sick. What kind of hotel lets you get away with that shit? That place was a legend in the making.

Newquay related quote: “I would have just left you there if it was me” – Dickie said that to me the day after I’d carried his fat ass home because he collapsed in a flower bed following a ‘liquid dinner’ of Aftershocks and an after hours Sambuca session with Pritch. It was raining and he kept trying to fight me or fall asleep. It took me about 2 hours to get him back, the ungrateful prick!

Fistral Beach incident: We drove down there one night in my van and caught two girls pissing in the full beams. We let off the horn to make sure the other 1000 or so people present got a got look too!

Story from a Newquay night out: Where do I begin? Every night out breeds at least one epic story. I’m sure the other have recounted the obvious ones but I was the only here for this one: Years ago I was walking up (very drunk) from the beach with a guy called Klaus who works for Sportsvision, he jumped in front of a car and got smashed. He went flying and was totally fucked, he got up laughing and just carried on like nothing happened. Next day he was in pieces!

Thing to waste money on at Newquay: Booze pretty much, can’t say I’ve ever come back from there with a giant conch or anything. I refuse to buy women drinks though so I don’t spend that much!

Non skating Newquay pass-time: Of course partying. I try and take a few minutes away from the whole ‘Ibiza’ scene every now and again, go for a cruise on my bike and pay a visit to the seals. The aquarium is actually pretty good if it’s raining and maybe a little lurk in Flavor.

Thing to drunkenly shout at strangers: ‘Don’t get your tits out’ – to any women, they love it. Works on fat blokes too.

Place to eat: The Thai place is off the hook, go there every year without fail. The pizza place near the beach is good value too. Somers Café for breakfasts – the view is a joke. Café Irie of you like some Reggae on your food!

Boozing spot: Belushis for warm ups then on to the party. Sailors never fails to be amusing but Koola generally has the best music, I saw Ice T there one year. I’ve had an epic night in most bars in that town really!

Piece of Newquay advice: Just accept you’re going to have a hangover the whole time you’re there. If you’re single don’t go to bed till you’ve got laid!


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