Animal Newquay Open Day 1 - Leon Mansfield Crowned series champ
The Animal Newquay welcomed the biggest storms of the year to open the final round of the 2009 UK Pro Surf Tour. After a night of 60mph storm force winds and 6m swell created ferocious surf conditions contest Director Dave Reed made the call to move the competitions away from Fistral beach. At 8am the event crews, trucks, surfers, judges and jet skis made the short trip to the more sheltered Towan Beach in Newquay town centre. Towan provided solid 5ft waves, strong off shore winds and thanks to the Sealife centre a warm and dry beach side event base.
The Under 16 boys was completed today with the final bringing together Newquay home boy Leon Mansfield, Tom Good, Beau Bromham and Animal's Zak Lawton who entered the final with the highest heat score of the day. 16 yr old Leon Mansfield showed his class taking the victory and with it the 2009 overall championship title.
Photo: Credit Jason Feast UKPSA
1st Leon Mansfield crowned 2009 U16 Boys Series Champion
2nd Tom Good
3rd Beau Bromham
4th Zak Lawton
The 1st round of the men's open was completed with the notable scalp of championship contender Olli Adams who won the previous round. Tomorrow will see the final showdown with current favourites Alan Stokes, Reubyn Ash and Tom Butler head to head for the title decider.
In the womens event Gwen Spurlock, currently leading the tour, took a shook 1st round exist but her previous event results mean she is still the favourite for the tour title which will be decided on Sunday.
The Pro junior 1st round was completed today and will be back in the water when the event returns to Fistral beach tomorrow. Conditions are forecast for a 4m swell and lighter winds. All is set for a classic finale to the 2009 UK Pro surf Tour.
Source: UK Pro Surf Tour
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