Oli Adams

Oli Adams wins his first UK Pro Surf Tour event, the AXL / DOH Pro at Rest Bay Porthcawl. Former British and New Zealand Junior champion excelled in the surf conditions to take the title of the biggest surf event in Wales.

Oli commented “People do not understand how much this means to me, I have been suffering from an illness over the last few years and am now getting back to full fitness. To beat Johnny, Russ and Egor in the final is a fantastic feeling”

Second place went to English Champion Johnny Fryer (Isle of White), whose vertical backhand attack managed to outpoint the rest of the field. Third went to wave-shy Russell Winter (Newquay) and fourth to Mark ‘Egor’ Harris who has now reached the final of the last four UK Pro Surf Tour events.

In the Under 16 Boys division Leon Mansfield (Newquay) showed his class by winning his second UK Pro Surf Tour event in a row consolidating his position at the top of the rankings. Second place went to Zack Lawton (Croyde), his best result on the Grommet tour. A remarkable third went to Under 12 surfer Max Payne (Wadebridge) and coming fourth local surfer Max Tucker.

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Tom Curren

ESPN has published a complete slideshow featuring Tom Curren.

It is clear that the former world champion is, like the Port wine, getting better with the age.

You can watch the slideshow HERE.

Here's what ESPN has to say about Curren's recent adventures:

"Three-time world champ, hailed mystique, and a hell of a musician, Tom Curren’s a man of many talents.

But as of late he’s been spending more of his days in Santa Barbara, watching his young brood surf and thrive.

And while playing dad is all well and good, don’t kid yourself, at 45, the man’s hardly riding off into his golden years.

In fact, based on this latest dispatch of Curren doin’ work up north, it would appear he’s still logging plenty of water time."

Boscombe Surf Reef

The first artificial surf reef in Europe has been officially ‘opened’ in Boscombe, in Dorset, UK, a year later than planned.

The Boscombe reef costed £3 million to build and was developed by the New Zealand-based company ASR. The new infrastructure is designed to increase both the quality and amount of surfable waves in the Boscombe coast, which also means more tourists to the region.

The surfer's heaven has the same size of a football pitch and is built of 55 sand-filled bags situated more than 220 metres out to sea to the east of the town’s pier. The Boscombe reef will create the effect of a ramp, as waves pass by and shape perfect sets.

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