Jay Quinn: the 2018 British surfing champion | Photo: Surfing England

Jay Quinn has been crowned 2018 British surfing champion at Fistral Beach, in Newquay, England.

The iconic Cornish surf break has once again welcomed Britain's best surfers. This year, athletes were confronted with challenging, yet highly contestable ocean conditions.

The British Surfing Championships attracted riders from England, Wales, Scotland and the Channel Islands, who competed for individual titles, but also for their nations' flags in the British Cup of Surfing.

Despite the short 20-minute heats, and the small window of opportunity to run the event, the organization was able to crown the new champions while maintaining a high level of surfing throughout the contest.

The finals got underway in pumping waves and tricky tides, which forced surfers to adapt quickly and paddle against the powerful incoming swell.

Lucy Campbell: she won the women's surfing division | Photo: Surfing England

In the men's division, Jay Quinn managed to beat Luke Dillon, Reubyn Ash, and Miles Lee-Hargreaves. On the women's side, it was Lucy Campbell who prevailed.

"I'm chuffed to win the women's British surfing title in some pretty tricky, blowy waves! Massive thanks to all the crew at Surfing England, and event sponsors for putting on a great event, even though the weather had other plans," expressed Campbell.

The British Surfing Championship is now run on an annual rotation basis. England hosted the 2018 event; The Channel Islands will host it in 2019.

2018 British Surfing Championships | Finals

Men
1. Jay Quinn
2. Luke Dillon
3. Reubyn Ash
4. Miles Lee-Hargreaves

Women
1. Lucy Campbell
2. Emily Williams
3. Emily Currie
4. Tassy Swallow

Boys
1. Seth Morris
2. Patrick Langdon Dark
3. Finn Collins
4. Kamron Matthews

Girls
1. Kitty Brewer
2. Amy Dyer
3. Lily Pierce
4. Claudia Cosgrove

British Cup of Surfing
1. England
2. Wales
3. Channel Islands
4. Scotland