Southend Airport welcome giant surf simulator


A giant surf simulator was installed on the lawn in front of the London Southend Airport terminal building today (Thursday 2 May) for passengers to try out their skills for free.

Dozens of people got involved in the event, which was held to celebrate the launch of FlyBe flights between London’s favourite airport and Newquay.

Pro surfer Mike Young, Head Coach and Owner of Escape Surf School ( in Newquay flew in specially to help out, and was on hand – in his wetsuit – to offer hints and tips on technique, even giving Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport, a surfing lesson (pictured left).

And to get everyone even more into the Cornwall spirit, cream teas with fizz were handed out in the terminal to passengers and visitors.

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport said “We are hoping this event will have inspired people to consider riding the crest of some real waves this summer, and take a trip to Cornwall. Our now daily flight opens up a fast connection between two great seaside resorts and their great beaches, restaurants and attractions. These flights are a quick and convenient alternative to lengthy road or rail journeys.”

FlyBe (operated by Stobart Air) are offering up to daily flights from London Southend to Newquay from £35.99 one way. Subject to availability, correct at time of print. T&C’s apply. Book now at

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