Ellie Turner and Jobe Harris: winners of the 2016 British National Surf Championships | Photo: Surfing GB

Ellie Turner and Jobe Harris have taken out the 2016 British National Surf Championships, at Perranporth.

British surfing is changing. Surfing Great Britain and the English Surfing Federation announced plans for a merger and the future of the sport looks bright in the country.

And when 215 surfers are willing to compete for glory across 15 divisions, you know they're on the right path. The event had glassy three-to-four-foot surf thanks to the light offshore winds and gentle, autumnal swells.

In the first day of competition, the athletes of the Open Men's division proved why their surfing is making waves, and attracting more and more news coverage. The junior competitors added the new school touch spectators were waiting for.

The second day brought the finals, and the quality of the performances continued to impress judges and fans. In the end, 15 surfers were crowned British champions.

2016 British National Surf Championships | Champions

Open Men: Jobe Harris
Open Women: Ellie Turner
Senior Men: Joss Ash
Senior Women: Hannah Harding
Masters Men: Joel Gray
Masters Women: Dominique Kent
Open Veterans: Roger Knight
Under 18 Boys: Will Bailey
Under 18 Girls: Tilly Theobald
Under 16 Boys: Barnaby Cox
Under 16 Girls: Ellie Turner
Under 14 Boys: Woody New
Under 14 Girls: Ffion Hughes
Under 12 Boys: Keiron Smith
Under 12 Girls: Claudia Cosgrove