Our thoughts on Boardmasters 2014
With Boardmasters 2014 at Fistral Beach Newquay only just around the corner. We thought we would we’d give you our humble opinion on the surfing.
Lets start of with the Open. After the Night Surf a few weeks ago this is sure to be a well fought contest. The Newquay lads dominated the Night Surf with Russ Winter, Mark Harris, Tom Butler and Luke Dillon all making the final, with our boy Tom Butler on Fourth Surfboards taking the win.
The other three are sure to want to make a come back so watch out for them. Jayce Robinson was also ripping and is a major threat. You then have the not so usual suspects that are all coming out of the wood work incised by the biggest prize fund of the year in any UK comp. Lads like Marcus Lascelles and Ben Skinner are always dangerous if we get some punchy surf for them to have bash in. One to watch is Jobe Harris, this young man rips, he’s very very good and has the potential to take the pro junior and the open if he can find his form over the week.
Never write off the young lads, Angus Scotney, Harry DeRoth etc are RIPPING and would love to cause an upset and take down the older generation. All in all the Open is shaping up to be a massive division. We just all have to pray for some surf as if it becomes a grovel show its anyone’s and game. Hopefully the Atlantic does its thing and these guys can put on a great comp.
Longboarding, We think it will come down to the big two. Skinner and Bearman, the rivalry between these two continues on the BLU and they are trading wins this year. Skinner won it last year and put on a master class in the final, he was another level that day . Adam has been surfing amazingly recently and we have been working hard on his boards all year so were are all hoping this is his year.
Pro junior. Jobe Harris, Harry DeRoth, Angus Scotney, Luke Dillion and Liam Murray Strout are all on fire its wide open and they can all pull of the big airs and hacks when needed. Another exciting division that will be worth a watch.
Women’s: £5k in the women’s this year, biggest prize for UK women’s surfing in a very long time maybe even the most ever (don’t quote us on that) Hannah Harding was surfing very well at the Night surf so she is set to do well. Keshia Eyre won the night surf and looked pretty much unstoppable. Emily Currie was also ripping again some new faces will come in with that bigger prize purse so you never know what could happen depending on conditions.
Make sure to take the time to come and watch the Surfing this year at Boardmasters 2014, these surfers have bag of talent and if we get some good waves it will be a amazing event.