Lucy Campbell ripping her way to the quarters. Photo: @surf_photo
Day two of Boardmasters 2015, Cornwall’s own surf and music festival, welcomed thousands down at Fistral Beach to watch the finest UK and International surfers take to the water under a blazing summer sun. Alongside the surfing action, Open BMX and skate competitions were held on the CANNA ramp overlooking the stuning Cornish coastline.
Here, Surf Director Dave Reed talks through today’s surf competitions: “Day two of Boardmasters started early to capitalise on the good surf conditions with between 2-4ft waves. We began the day with the Mens Open Presented by Carve division featuring the defending Champion, Australia’s Jock Barnes, yesterday’s highest scoring surfers, Angelo Bonomelli and Hodei Collazo and UK heavyweights Alan Stokes and Jobe Harris all qualifying to set up a fantastic series of quarter finals.
Hannah Harding surfing her first big comp after having a baby. Photo: @surf_photo
“We later turned to the Rocket Dog Women’s Open 2nd Round with USA’s Sara Taylor, Portugal’s Keshia Ayre and UK’s Hannah Harding all impressing.
“We saw strong performances in the Up&Go Junior Pro Boys’ & Girls’ divisions from Bude’s Emily Currie and Peony Knight from Croyde and for the boys – Liam Murray Strout and Harry DeRoth also impressed. Defending Whipper Snappers U12 2014 champion Stanley Norman shone through his heat in the Junior Pro Boys’ qualifying into the quarter finals of the contest which will conclude tomorrow afternoon.
Emily Currie blazing yesterday. Photo: @surf_photo
“We were impressed with the crowds out here on Fistral beach today and day three is going to be an early start so we look forward to having everyone back for another great day of surfing from 8am.”
On the CANNA ramp, Lee Carter was crowned champion of the AM BMX Final alongside runners up Gordan Davies in second and Tom Egan taking third.
Keep updated with today’s results here www.boardmasters.co.uk/results
Today’s Surf Schedule:
- Men’s Open Presented by Carve Quarter Final – UK’s Jayce Robinson scoring highest (14.77)
- Whipper Snappers R1
- Boys’ Up&Go Junior Pro (U18) QF
- High Tide 6.1m at 11:12 am
- Girls’ Up&Go Junior Pro (U18) R2
- Rocket Dog Women’s Open Round 3
- Whipper Snappers SF
- Girls’ Up&Go Junior Pro (U18) SF
- Boys’ Up&Go Junior Pro (U18) SF
- Rocket Dog Women’s Open Round SF
- Whipper Snappers Final
- Girls’ Up&Go Junior Pro (U18) Final
- Boys’ Up&Go Junior Pro (U18) Final
- Rocket Dog Women’s Open Final
- Low Tide 1.8m at 5:42pm
- Keep updated with the schedule here
Apart from the surfing, there’s loads going on down at the beach from surfing and skating to surfboard shaping and board painting demos at the Toy Factory stand. The Surfers Against Sewage Beach Clean happens tomorrow. Get involved with the Sea Shepherd Fundraising raffle and the winner will be announced on Sunday. The Girls Skate and BMX session is happening on the Canna Mini Ramp. So and check it all out!
Kathy Evans at the Toy Factory is doing board art demos, so get along to watch her in action!