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REUBIN PEARCE WINS ANIMAL NEWQUAY OPEN IN A TENSE DECIDER


REUBIN PEARCE WINS ANIMAL NEWQUAY OPEN IN A TENSE DECIDER


ANIMAL CROWNS TWO CHAMPIONS


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REUBIN PEARCE WINS ANIMAL NEWQUAY OPEN IN A TENSE DECIDER

November 18th, 2009 No comments

Reubin Pearce took home the Animal Newquay Open title, and with it cheque for £1000, in a tense final fought out between Spencer Hargreaves, Alan Stokes and Nathan Philips on Fistral Beach.

Reubin Pearce - Jason Feast photos

Reubin Pearce - Jason Feast photos

With high tide Fistral providing a chunky 6ft swell the solid conditions meant some high scoring waves from the competitors, keeping the judges on their toes, and the crowd on the edge of their seats to find out who would take home the Animal Newquay Open title.

Reubin made the comp his own with such a high score combination that his competitors couldn’t rival it with their top scoring rides. With the South African taking the top spot, second on the podium was Stokesy followed by Spencer Hargreaves and Welshman Nate Philips.

Spencer Hargreaves claimed the King of Watersports King of the Waves highest wave score of the event with a 9.5 to win a Sector 9 skateboard worth £200.  The Relentless Money Move went to Nate Phillips who gets to bank a sweet cheque for £250. This was also considered the Manoeuvre of the year by the panel of judges.

In the Women’s event the girls took on the 6ft swell and fought it out in the difficult conditions costing Nicole Morgan her board half way through the heat. Gabi Rowe took home first place with Zoe Sheath second, Sophie Helliyer third and Ireland’s Nicole Morgan in fourth.

The Pro Junior title was taken by Newquay’s Josh Piper, followed by George Picking in second, Jayce Robinson third and Toby Donachie fourth.

With the sun setting over Fistral beach the final event of the UK Pro Surf Tour ended another great year of competitive performances from the cream of the UK’s surfers.

Dave Reed of UK Surf Promotions said, “This has been an incredible finale to great year. We have seen good waves at all venues of the tour and the performance of the competitors has been outstanding. Of the back of this event I believe British surfing will take another step forward”.

Steve Kitchin, Animal Sponsorship manager said, ‘It was great to support the final leg of the tour and see so much British talent on form over the weekend.’

REUBIN PEARCE WINS ANIMAL NEWQUAY OPEN IN A TENSE DECIDER

November 17th, 2009 No comments

Reubin Pearce took home the Animal Newquay Open title, and with it cheque for £1000, in a tense final fought out between Spencer Hargreaves, Alan Stokes and Nathan Philips on Fistral Beach.

With high tide Fistral providing a chunky 6ft swell the solid conditions meant some high scoring waves from the competitors, keeping the judges on their toes, and the crowd on the edge of their seats to find out who would take home the Animal Newquay Open title.

Reubin Jason Feast photos
Reubin made the comp his own with such a high score combination that his competitors couldn’t rival it with their top scoring rides. With the South African taking the top spot, second on the podium was Stokesy followed by Spencer Hargreaves and Welshman Nate Philips.

Spencer Hargreaves claimed the King of the Waves highest wave score of the event with a 9.5 to win a Sector 9 skateboard worth £200.  The Relentless Money Move went to Nate Phillips who gets to bank a sweet cheque for £250. This was also considered the Manoeuvre of the year by the panel of judges.

In the Women’s event the girls took on the 6ft swell and fought it out in the difficult conditions costing Nicole Morgan her board half way through the heat. Gabi Rowe took home first place with Zoe Sheath second, Sophie Helliyer third and Ireland’s Nicole Morgan in fourth.

The Pro Junior title was taken by Newquay’s Josh Piper, followed by George Picking in second, Jayce Robinson third and Toby Donachie fourth.

Reubin Pearce 2H2W2146Jason Feast photos
With the sun setting over Fistral beach the final event of the UK Pro Surf Tour ended another great year of competitive performances from the cream of the UK’s surfers.

Dave Reed of UK Surf Promotions said, “This has been an incredible finale to great year. We have seen good waves at all venues of the tour and the performance of the competitors has been outstanding. Of the back of this event I believe British surfing will take another step forward”.

Steve Kitchin, Animal Sponsorship manager said, ‘It was great to support the final leg of the tour and see so much British talent on form over the weekend.’

ANIMAL CROWNS TWO CHAMPIONS

November 17th, 2009 No comments

The Animal team cleaned up the top spots of the UK Pro Surf tour in Newquay at the weekend.  Alan Stokes claimed the overall men’s open title and Gwen Spurlock became overall women’s open champion too. This is a great finish for Gwen who has taken home the Welsh Junior and British Junior title already this year.


After the stormy conditions provided by Mother Nature on day one, meaning the event was moved to Towan beach, the competition returned to Fistral. Day two saw a challenging chunky 6ft swell and a strong cross-shore SSW wind testing the competitors. On the beach each heat of the day was watched closely by the onlookers to find out who would win overall.

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Stokesy secured the UK Pro Surf Tour title defeating rivals Tom Butler and Reubyn Ash in the semi finals despite a strong performance from Tom Butler throughout each of the rounds. Alan kept on top with some solid scores getting a 7.5 and 8.33 in the semis to clinch the title and take the championship title home on solid form.


In the Women’s event strong performances were put on by Zoe Sheath and Gabi Rowe but not enough to take the overall title from Gwen Spurlock who won the overall UK Pro Surf Tour Women’sevent thirty points ahead of the pack.
Tour Director Dave Reed said “A fantastic event and a great result for two of the best surfers in the UK, Alan Stokes and Gwen Sprulock. They have both achieved a great result from the last 12 months hard work”.
Stoksie and Gwen’s results overshadowed great performances by event winners Ruebin Pearce and Gabi Rowe who both became Animal Newquay Open Champions for 2009.

The end of tour awards ceremony held at Fistral Blu was a great evening celebrating the achievements of the cream of the UK surf talent.
Animal Sponsorship manager Steve Kitchin said, ‘We are really proud to have two such outstanding surfers on the team, and to have a double win at the Animal Newquay Open is the icing on top.’