Alan Stokes: he's stoked, of course

The weeks Sri Lanka Champion of Champions Surf Contest saw two new champions, some great weather and perfect conditions. UK Pro Surf Tour Champion Alan Stokes from Newquay and Welsh Champion Beth Mason showed stunning form in 3 to 4 ft conditions to take the top spots on the podium at one of the year’s most prestigious contests.

Organised by the UK Pro Surf Association (UKPSA), the event saw one of the largest ever entries with over 50 contestants travelling from all over the world to bid for this major title at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka.

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Caetano Vargas: newcomer gets the dollars

Once again the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 4-Star SuperSurf International was taken by a newcomer, this time two new faces made the Final. Caetano Vargas, 22, from Parana took his first ASP event at the SuperSurf Internacional over Magno Pacheco, 21, from Sao Paulo.

In the Semifinals, both surfers defeated the favorites Renato Galvao and David do Carmo early in the morning of this Sunday. The competition started today with three surfers from Sao Paulo and one surfer from Parana, with the last wining the contest. On the semifinal Caetano defeated the two times Brazilian champion Renato Galvao.

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Beyrick De Vries: he's from Umhlanga

Beyrick De Vries (Umhlanga) ran away with the biggest title in South African Pro Junior Surfing, claiming the 6A Surfing South Africa Mr Price Pro Ballito by defeating Chad Du Toit (Dbn) today.

A standout from start to finish, netting the event’s highest scores to reach the final, De Vries rode a wave of confidence producing another spectacular performance to pocket the R12 000 winners cheque.

“I’m on top of the world right now,” De Vries said after his win. “I saw the way Chad was surfing throughout the event and I knew that it would be the two of us in the final. He almost came back in the end there but luckily I got the best waves and the best scores.”

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