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Date: 28th - 30th May 2011

Location: Croyde Bay, North Devon

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Saltrock Open UKPST

The UK Pro Surf Tour's second stop was in Croyde this bank holiday weekend for the Saltrock Open. It was a hotly contested contest with the added insentive to qualify for the Nike Night Surf in July.

The waves where pretty challenging for all the competitors, with heavy on-shore winds and open faces hard to come by, but the level of surfing was very high with big scores being achieved. It was a pretty challenging weekend for everyone on the land too, with strong winds and rain for much of the weekend, although we did get our sunny spells!
Christian Surfers were again asked to provide a BBQ and refreshments for all the staff and competitors, Phil Williams was on the judging panel with David and Josh acting as beach marshals. This is an event that CSUK have been a part of for many years now and it was great to be able to continue to serve Saltrock and the Tour. A huge thanks to Denny for organising things on the ground and to all the North Devon crew that turned out to help out over the weekend. It was also great to be supported by the local churches in the area. Thanks also to Dan from Falmouth, and the Nailsea girls who travelled down to help on the Monday.

Day one of the contest saw all the grom divisions run through to completion with Will Davey taking the U16 Boys, Lucy Campbell surfing brilliantly to take the U16 Girls and Liam Murry Strout winning the U12.

Days two and three saw the Pro Junior complete and the Open and Womens divisions run. Stuart Campbell came from behind to beat an on-form Alex Baker to take the Pro Junior title. Aussie, Amy Stewart won the Womens title and Johnny Fryer beat the big guns to take the Open title.

It was a great bank holiday weekend and a huge thanks to all the CS Crew who work so hard and did a great job serving the event, it was greatly appreciated by all the surfers, Saltrock and UK Pro Surf Tour staff.

Lastly a hugh thanks to Mike Cotton and Katie at Baggy Lodge for their amazing hospitality.

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