September 5 in England, the traditional swim in the stormy sea on wooden boards. These heats are held with the 2002 in Cornwall, which is considered the birthplace of surfing. Initially, in the 20s of last century, athletes have used wooden boards with a rounded front part, very reminiscent of conventional ironing boards.
The annual swims in Cornwall attended by representatives of all classes, genders and ages. But the characteristic feature of these events is a notable presence among amateur athletes women "Balzac" and more advanced age, proving that they are able to ride the wave.