Surfaced Pro surf competition

Now in it’s third year, The Surfaced Pro champions the cause for gender equality in sports with both male and female participants receiving equal prize winnings – unprecedented in most sports, including surfing. Instigated by students at Cornwall College Newquay, who plan and implement the event as part of the Surf Science & Technology and Marine Sports Science degree programs, welcomes in a new era in professional surfing and further challenges the traditional norm by having each surfer’s highest wave score doubled, awarding powerful, impressive wave scores over an accumulation of “safe” rides. This year’s event is the first to be broadcast live on the internet, seeing the sport to become more accessible to a wider audience, every year will now be shown live on http://ukprosurf.com

2018 Surfaced Pro in association with Quiksilver & Roxy – 4k Highlights from UK Pro Surf Tour on Vimeo.

This years UKPSA Pro Surf Tour got off to an amazing start this weekend with the first stop, The Surfaced Pro in association with Quiksilver & Roxy. Early Saturday morning the surfers were greeted by the early summer sun and solid 6-8 foot lines rolling into Watergate Bay.

The first day of the competition on Saturday, saw standout performances from European Champion Jay Quinn, also WSL Brit Luke Dillon, Jobe Harriss and last year’s tour champion Reubyn Ash, who all progressed to the final. True to form and befitting the ‘gender equality’ aspect of the event, the women’s open took to the water with the girls showing just as much grit as the guys in the challenging surf.

The 2nd day and finals day started with Nerf Clash of the Groms Under 16 Boys division followed by the seven other Junior categories. The weather remained sunny throughout attracting a substantial crowd of spectators to the beach. By the middle of the afternoon on Sunday the finals of all the divisions took to the water.

Surfaced Pro – 12 & 13 May 2018 – Results

Men’s Open
1st: Jay Quinn
2nd: Luke Dillon
3rd: Reubyn Ash
4th: Jobe Harriss

Women’s Open
1st: Joe Dennison
2nd: Emily Currie
3rd: Emily Williams
4th: Lucy Campbell

Under 18 Boys
1st: Barnaby Cox
2nd: Seth Morris
3rd: Patrick Langdon-Dark
4th: Noah Capps

Under 18 Girls
1st: Lily Mandeville
2nd: Francesca Sayer
3rd: Mischa Maguire
4th: Tegan Blackford

Under 16 Boys
1st: Max Hudson
2nd: Sol Hawkins
3rd: Travis Pearce
4th: Sam Hearn

Under 16 Girls
1st: Francesca Sayer
2nd: Alys Barton
3rd: Tegan Blackford
4th: Lauren Sandland

Under 14 Boys
1st: Sam Hearn
2nd: Alex Townsend
3rd: Thomas Reeves
4th: Bertie Norman

Under 14 Girls
1st: Alys Barton
2nd: Tegan Blackford
3rd: Asha Sykes
4th: Lauren Sandland

Under 12 Boys
1st: Flynn Gillespie
2nd: Arthur Randell
3rd: Reen Bowden-Inoue
4th: Finlay Lucas

Under 12 Girls
1st: Lauren Sandland
2nd: Eva Blackford
3rd: Sienna Morison

Event Sponsors:
Quiksiver, Roxy, Nerf, Korev, The Boardmasters Foundation, Fistral Beach, Cornwall College, Season Surf and Watergate Bay.

Previous Years –

Surfaced Pro – 2017

Women’s
1st: Ellie Turner
2nd: Emily Currie
3rd: Tehillah McGuinness
4th: Georgina Lewtas

Men’s Open
1st: Jobe Harriss
2nd: Jay Quinn
3rd: Jayce Robinson
4th: Reubyn Ash

Surfaced Pro – 2016

Surfaced Pro, by Rob Tibbles
©Rob Tibbles

The Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay is super excited to be hosting a new event promoting gender equality in surfing – the first UK surf event to award equal prize money of £2,000 to both men and women riders.

Surfaced Pro at Watergate Bay on 3 & 4 June will focus on equality and showcase the best male and female surfers in the South West. The first event on this year’s UK Pro Surf Tour, judges will be awarding points on skill rather than the amount of waves caught, with each surfer’s two best waves counted and the highest wave score doubled.

The event is being organised by the students from the FdSc Surf Science and Technology course based at Cornwall College Newquay.

Student spokesperson Bethany Osborn said: “We are delighted to announce that we have secured the support of Extreme Academy based at Watergate Bay; an iconic surfing location on the north coast of Cornwall which has an active role within the surf industry and a venue that has hosted many competitions over the years.

Bethany continued: “This is a great opportunity for us to show case the work that we do at the college.”

Surfaced Pro Rob Tibbles
©Rob Tibbles

The Surfaced Pro 2016 results

Men’s Open
1st – Jobe Harriss
2nd – Josh Ash
3rd – Luke Dillon
4th – Johnny Fryer

Womens’s Open
1st – Ellie Turner
2nd – Keshia Eyre
3rd – Rachel Bonhote-Mead
4th – Emily Williams

Visit www.facebook.com/surfacedpro/ for more information.

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2 thoughts on “Surfaced Pro surf competition

    1. sarah Post author

      Hi Joe,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We’ve asked the event organiser to get in touch with you directly. Hopefully see you on the beach.

      Best wishes,
      Team WGB

      Reply

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