Russel Winter: it's always the sun

Russell Winter and Gwen Spurlock are the 2010 UK Pro Surf Tour champions.

The best British surfer were crowned as the Animal Newquay Open closed its curtains.

Although Winter was eliminated early in the event, his closest rival Gordon Fontaine only reached the quarter finals. Fontaine had to secure a first or second to clinch the title.

Russel Winter is the best UK surfer. He won Saltrock (Croyde), the Fraserburgh Open (Scotland) and the North East Open (Tynemouth) to gather important scores for the rest of the season.

The best female surfer is Gwen Spurlock. The rider from Swansea took the 2010 title for the second consecutive year, despite a very tight battle fought against Nicole Morgan.

Stuart Campbell was the prince of the Pro Junior series, while Luke Dillon and Tassy Swallow conquered the Under 16s division.

Last but not least, Harry DeRoth won the Under 12 Open title and the trophy of "Wavelength Most Promising Junior".

The 2011 UK Pro Surf Tour will kick off next year with another altburn Open on the North East Coast.