CROYDE TURNS ON FOR THE SALTROCK OPEN
7th June 2010
With the swell forecast changing everyday leading up to the Saltrock Open, held at Croyde, we were all glad to see waves on Saturday morning. The event started in small onshore waves and rain showers and gradually improved over the weekend as the sun shone, the waves increased and the winds went offshore.
With the conditions changing so much day to day all the competitors surfed well with stand outs being Harry De Roth, scoring a 9 point ride with three powerful back hand turns on a bomb set wave. To most people it would have been solid head high, to 11 year old Harry it would have been massive! Other stand outs over the weekend were Russell Winter who made it clear he was there to win, getting the highest scoring wave (9.33) on his first ride. In the Women’s event Sarah Beardmore showed her class and Tassy Swallow continued to impress. The surprise of the contest was Italian Angelo Bonomelli, living in Costa Rica. Angelo reached two finals and won the Relentless money move for the best ariel.
Christian Surfers have been at the Saltrock Open for a few years running now, providing refreshments to the staff and surfers and also running a BBQ. This year we were asked again to serve food and drink to the event staff and the surfers. It has been a great way to serve the event and build relationships with all involved on the UK Pro Surf Tour. The BBQ was on overdrive all weekend and the CS Crew did a great job keeping everyone feed and serving drinks.
A big thanks to Mark Dennis for making sure everything was in place on the ground. Also to Chris and Suzi for working hard all three days. A big thanks to Sam, Francesca, Lauren, Sonia, Andy B, Stevi, Andy, Jon and Mike for all your help over the weekend. It was great to see local CS Crew and from different parts of the UK working so well together. We all hada great time at the event and got some fun waves too.
For a full run down of results go to www.ukprosurf.com