High angle long shot of the beach at Porthtowan, Cornwall, from the cliffs. MS. Competitors carrying the surfing boards down to sea at start of the surf championship. MS. Starter on beach with rifle and flag. Various shots of the holidaymakers playing in shallow waters. Various shots of the surfers during the competition. The waves are very poor and the surfers come in slowly. Some completely submerge as they fall off their boards. Various shots of the competitors and people on the beach watching competition or just relaxing.