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AXL / DOH Pro – Welsh Surf Contest – Event 6 UK Pro Surf Tour


UKPSA – Tynemouth – North East Open


AXL / DOH Pro – Welsh Surf Contest – Event 6 UK Pro Surf Tour

October 9th, 2009 No comments

Billabong, Santa Cruz, The Realm, Sanuk and Carve Eyewear Sponsor the Welsh Pro Surf Tour Event

Stop No 6 of 7 on 2009 UK PST

31st October – 1st November 2009

Rest Bay, Porthcawl Wales

www.ukprosurf.com

The ‘AXL / DOH Pro, this year will be sponsored by Billabong, Santa Cruz, The Realm, Sanuk and Carve Eyewear  With the talent pool of surfers that now compete on the UK Pro Surf Tour the event promises to be bigger and better than previous years. It will be held 31st October to 1st November at Rest Bay Porthcawl. The 6th of 7 UK Pro Tour (UKPST) competitions being held this year.

This is the ninth year the tour has come to Wales, the third time at Porthcawl. Previous years the event has been held at Freshwater Beach in Pembrokeshire and prior to that it has been hosted at Langland Bay and Llanglennith Beach.  This venue offers a fantastic challenge for the surfers, who at this time of year will see some of the best swell coming in from the Atlantic Ocean.

It will attract the top surfers from all over the country including some top international competitors. These include 2008 champion, WQS / WCT Surfer Russell Winter (Newquay), 2008 Tour Champion Ruebin Pearce (S Africa) and the surfer who is pushing the boundaries of contemporary surfing in the UK, Reubyn Ash (Bude) plus many more. They will be joined by the best Welsh surfers around which include: Nathan Phillips (Llantwit), Nick Reid (Swansea) and top local surfer Greg Owen (former Welsh Champion).

Hoping to encourage the development of the sport in Wales the event will also include an Under 16 Boys division.  It will feature future stars of surfing from around the UK, but one of the favourites must be local surfer Max Tucker (Porthcawl) whose knowledge of conditions will give him the edge.

Dave Reed, Director of the UKPST states ”It is great to be going to Porthcawl, we know the venue can get great waves. I would like to thank local company Double Overhead and the surf brands they support for backing this event and securing its future in Porthcawl. At a time when the recession is biting hard it is extremely difficult to put your hand in your pocket, but they are coming forward to support a fantastic sport we all love” adding “There are many talented Welsh surfers that will now have the opportunity to compete at the highest level in Wales”.

Brad Hockridge Owner of Axl and Doh Distribution Companies, “said it has been an ambition of mine from growing up surfing at Rest Bay from the age of 8, to now being in a position of sponsoring the biggest professional event ever to be held in Porthcawl”

A big thanks go out to 2009 UK PST sponsors, including Relentless for providing, not only an endless supply of energy drink but also money manoeuvre prize of £250 for the best Cut-Back. King of Watersports. Com will also be providing a Sector 9 Skateboard for the highest scoring wave of the competition.

On Saturday Night of the event there will be a Surf Halloween Party. Details will be available shortly. Bring your fancy dress!

UKPSA – Tynemouth – North East Open

October 9th, 2009 No comments

The next leg of the UK Pro Surf Tour is set to hit the road for the weekend of the 24th 25th October. The event to be held at Longsands Beach, Tynemouth. This will be the fourth leg of seven UK Pro Surf Tour events for 2009.

Supported by North Tyneside Council, It will be part of Extreme 09, one of the biggest Extreme Sports Festivals in Europe. Other activities taking place include: Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Live Music plus much more. Which draw thousands of spectators to flock to the beach.

Lucia Griggi

Lucia Griggi

Entries into the event have never been as strong. They Include: former World Champion Tour surfer Russell Winter. Current UK Pro Tour Leader Alan Stokes and Aerial specialist Reubyn Ash. The local challenge will be led by Sri Lankan Champion of Champions winner, now based In Newcastle, South African born Richard Sills.

Dave Reed, Director UK Pro Surf Tour further explains: “This is a great event for the UK Pro Surf Tour and British Surfing. We have seen fantastic waves at this venue in the past and incredible support from the local community. It probably draws the biggest crowds of any venue on the tour.

On board again we have Relentless who will be providing us not only with endless supplies of energy drink but also with the £250 money manoeuvre prize. King of Watersports.com will also provide an award for the highest scoring wave during the competition

Lucia Griggi

Lucia Griggi

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For further information please check out the website: www.ukprosurf.com
or contact the UK Pro Surf Association Office 01637 854854