Christian Surfers UK

Simply On A Mission

Christian Surfers UK

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Date: 10th - 11th September 2005

Location: Croyde Bay

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    Jesus Surf Classic 05

    Joss and Reubyn Ash made sure this years Jesus Surf Classic in North Devon was a family affair.

    The Bude brothers filled the top two places in the Open division at Croyde edging out fellow finalists defending champion Andrew Griffin and Johnny Fryer.

    It was a satisfying result for Joss, who completed a hat-trick of wins at the even. He won the title in 2002 and 2003.

    Organised by Christian Surfers UK, the junior U18's final was just as exciting. North Devons Eddie Knight took the main prize from St Ives Jayce Robinson, Brauntons Connor Spears and Tom Butler, from Newquay.

    Devons Ben Haworth on cracking form Other winners included Devon junior hot property Ben Haworth winning the longboard event ahead of Elliot Dudley.

    The longboard contest was a wave by wave fight all the way to the hooter and very close with all four surfers demonstrating top quality skills. Ben managed to keep his cool amongst the illustrious company and surfed supremely, taking the best three set waves of the heat.

    Meanwhile Roger Knight retaining his masters title beating his old rivals Jed Stone and Steve Harvey.

    The Jesus event saw a welcome return to competition surfing after 20 years by Croyde Bays Pete Oram.

    The ladies title was taken for the first time by Sarah Bentley, ahead of Beth Mason, who also won the highest place under 18s trophy.

    The younger division titles were taken by Jayce Robinson and Lewis Clinton in the Cadet and Youth surfing divisions respectively.

    The Bodyboard competition was again keenly contested with Alex Winkworth Steve Wright , Eddie Read and Andrew Hardwick in the Open Division.

    With a great performance Winkworth also took the Junior title ahead of Eddie Read, while Joe Hone took the Cadet title.

    More than 100 Christian Surfers volunteers were on hand from all around the country to help run the contest.

    A raffle raised around 400 for Tsunami Surf Relief UK.