ALL PHOTOS: © UK Surf Pro Tour / Andy Holter
Above Ellie Turner taking first prize in the Women’s category.

The Surfaced Pro, now into its second year of competition, champions the cause of equality among its competitors with both male and female participants receiving equal prize winnings. Instigated by students at Cornwall College Newquay, who plan and implement the event as part of both the Surf Science & Technology & Marine Sports Science degree programs, welcomes in a new era in professional surfing and further changes the traditional norm by having each surfer’s highest wave score doubled, awarding powerful, impressive wave scores over an accumulation of “safe” rides.

PHOTO: Under 14 Girls finalists.

Day: 1 of competition saw large crowds gather enticed by the solar warmth to watch the junior surfers progress through their preliminary rounds with notable surfing talent naturally emerging as the victors. Bude’s Ellie Turner, having returned from the Biarritz ISA World Games and  finishing 2nd on the Rip Curl International Grom Search placed her new tour experience to work trumping early rounds in the Under 16 and Under 18 Girls divisions.

Day: 2 Round: 1 of the women’s category saw Jess Tuckman and Ellie Turner progress through to the next round alongside Emily Williams, Georgina Lewtas, Tehillah McGuinness and Emily Currie. 

The sun returned for the climatic finals and the waves peeled in a myriad of greens & blues in front of the crowds, with Nerf Darts & Personnel Solutions frisbees decorating the skies as our The Surfaced Pro finalists took to the water.

Early smiles were seen from the Nerf clash of the Groms competitors as our commentator Nick Williams gleefully roused the crowd’s cheers as our winners returned from their aquatic stadium. The tempo rose as our heats climbed in surfing stature through the stylistic performance of our female competitors and grew to a roaring applause and they finished on the ultimate event of the Men’s Open.

Presentations on the beach were the call for the day, basking in the beautiful evening sun and young competitors just as eager for their gifted Nerf guns as the titles themselves clambered around the staging ground. Following a respectable minute’s silence for recent events further afield, UKPSA Director Dave Reed, Matthew Sherratt from Personnel Solutions & Cornwall College’s Brender Wilmott awarded the contestants their prizes and crowned our Personnel Solutions Surfaced Pro & Nerf Clash of The Groms’ Champions.

Thanks to the fantastic event sponsors for their support and we look forward to seeing you all at the Smart Parking Night Surf 2017

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

Under 16 Girls
1st: Ellie Turner
2nd: Lily Mandeville
3rd: Tegan Blackford
4th: Ffion Hughes
5th: Alys Barton

Under 18 Girls
1st: Ellie Turner
2nd: Mischa Maguire
3rd: Lily Mandeville
4th: Rosie O’Neill

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