Local boy Ben Skinner second in Boardmasters' Longboard Final
4:05pm Friday 10th August 2012 in Sport
Spectators and athletes were treated to glorious sunshine at Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters in association with Vans yesterday.
Thursday saw the conclusion of another exceptionally competitive series of surf comps, with some familiar faces battling it out in the final stages.
The men’s Davidoff Coolwater Longboard Final was a hotly contested event with last year’s 1st and 2nd placed athletes Antoine Delpero and local boy Ben Skinner coming head to head again. History repeated itself as Antoine eventually took top spot once again with Ben coming in second and Edouard Delpero taking the third.
In the Women’s Davidoff Coolwater Longboard Final was another hotly contested event with Miku Uemura from Hawaii putting in an inspired performance to hold off Alice Melissa Limoig and take the top spot on her first visit to the event.
The ASP 6 Star Men’s final was boiled down to reigning champ Romain Cloitre and Charles Martin. As the final surf final of the day the crowds had amassed on the beach and provided exceptional support and spurred on two highly competitive athletes to push the waves to the limit. In the end it was Charles Martin who returned to the beach victorious following an imperious display.
Results in full –
ASP 6 Star Men’s Final -
Congratulations to Charles Martin GLP in 1st
2nd R.Cloitre FRA
Mens Davidoff Cool Water Longboard Final-
Congratulations Antoine Delpero FRA in 1st
2nd Ben Skinner GBR
3rd Edourad Delpero FRA
4th Remi Arauzo FRA
Women’s Davidoff Cool Water Longboard Final -
Congratulations Miku Uemura!