Gul Night Surf - UK Pro Surf Tour
On June 19 the second leg of the UK Pro Surf Tour, the GulNight Surf, was a great event, with 3-5ft surf and sunshine all weekend.Christian Surfers had been asked to have a presence at theevent and had our CS gazebo on the beach. We were also selling raffle ticketsfor a surfboard to raise money for Surf Relief UK. David Renyard was on thejudging panel and Andy Holter from Newquay beach marshalled for the event. A big thanks also to Tom, Becky, Cathryn, Verity and Matt from Porthtowan. AndAlice and Jon from Newquay, who were there to man the CS stall and be apresence at the event.With the good waves came an excellent standard of surfingwhich made for a very exciting contest. The longboard division was dominatedonce again by Ben Skinner, showing a fine mix of traditional and progressivesurfing. The ladies title was taken by Jo Dennison, who also took the prize forthe highest scored wave in the ladies division. There were some real highlightsacross the Open division and the semi finals saw some of the best surfing in aUK Pro Tour event. Tom Butler really stood out and impressed at his home break,coming very close to the win. Reubyn Ash continued to shine with his effortlessstyle and aerial antics. But it was Alan Stokes who came out on top scoring aperfect 10 in his semi on route to the final. There was a great atmosphere for the finals with the waveslit up from Fistral Blu and 100s of people packed on to the beach, whooping andcheering every wave.Sunday was a bit more relaxed as the groms competed, howeverthe waves were still solid and the standard of surfing was great to see,especially in the U16 boys division. Harry Da Roth took an impressive win inthe U12s. Lucy Campball won in the U16 Girls and Beau Bromham took the U16 boystitle ahead of Max Tucker, who had looked impressive throughout the contest.Christian Surfers are really beginning to become establishedon the UK Pro Surf Tour scene and it was amazing the number of comments andconversations I received about how the good weather and good waves were due toChristian Surfers being there. Those seeds are being sown and slowly they arebeginning to grow. I was even reminded by a Dad of one of the competitors, ofwhen we prayed for waves at a Jesus Surf Classic a few years ago after therebeing no waves on the first day. He went home not believing in the power ofprayer, and was amazed to find out there were waves on the Sunday – his son wasnot best pleased!A big thanks to Gul for hosting a great event and the UK ProSurf Tour for continuing to push UK surfing forward.