- 06 March 2008 | Surfing
The girls are coming to The Saltrock Open, and this time it’s serious. The buzz around the women’s event has been gaining momentum every year, and 2008 looks set to be by far the strongest event yet.
The standard of women’s surfing in the UK has gone from strength to strength, and we now have a growing group of exceptionally talented young British and Irish women travelling the globe, taking the surf world by storm.
This March, all eyes turn to in Croyde to watch the girls fight it out for the honour of winning the first contest on the 2008 UK Pro Surf Tour. With Easter weekend falling so early this year we have every chance of some good, powerful swell to challenge the competitors give spectators a great demonstration of top quality women’s surfing.
Current Ladies Champion Karma Worthington is fired up and eager to defend her title, and she will have to be in the form of her life with the likes of Easkey Britton, Holly Donnelly, Gwen Spurlock and Beth Mason hot on her heels. Everything is in place to create yet another fantastic event, and everyone is excited to see what the girls can do.
Saltrock’s MD Angus Thomson comments, “Its Saltrock’s 20th anniversary this year, and over those 20 years we have certainly seen massive developments in women’s surfing. It’s important to Saltrock that we continue to support to the UK Pro Surf Tour and the growing number of talented female surfers emerging throughout the country.”
He adds, “Fingers crossed for some great waves, and we’ll certainly enjoy a good party this year.”
As always, this year’s contest will be celebrated on Saturday night in a prominent local pub.
Source: BPSA UK Tour