Russ Winter wins North East Open at Xperience 10
Russell Winter wins this year's North East Open at Longsands Beach, Tynemouth. Newquay based former World Championship Tour surfer dominated the final with big powerful turns as he excelled in the Tynemouth surf conditions.
Russell commented "Again it has been a fantastic event; I have enjoyed coming to Tynemouth and competing in good solid waves. However the challenging conditions required a lot of paddling this year. On behalf of all the competitors I would like to thank North Tyneside Council for supporting this event and look forward to coming back next year".
Russ has now won two events in a row consolidating his lead on the UK Pro Surf Tour 2010. Russell was also the reigning champion at this event.
Finishing second was Bude surfer Joss Ash with his best result of the year. Third place went to an inform French surfer Gordon Fontaine, who won the British University Championships the previous weekend and fourth to South African Ruebin Pearce, 2008 UK Pro Surf Tour Champion.
In the Pro Junior division Newquay Surfer and reigning Pro Junior Champion Lewis Clinton took the honours in a very close fought heat. Second place went to Lyndon Wake from Croyde who is recovering from a foot injury sustained earlier in the year. Third to Aaron Evans and fourth to Sam Scoble.
The Relentless Money Move for the Most Radical Manoeuvre went to Stuart Campbell of Woolacombe for an amazing Barrel in the stormy conditions of Saturday. Winning the King of Watersports. com King of the Wave went to Russell Winter for the highest scoring wave of the contest. In the Pro Junior division the award was won by Newquay's Aaron Evans.
The event was part of Xperience 10, thousands of extreme sport enthusiasts and spectators from across Europe gathered at this year's Festival, in North Tyneside.
The tour now moves on to the final event the Animal Newquay Open November 13th 14th
For further information on the UK Pro Surf Tour visit the website: www.ukprosurf.com
Source: UK Pro Surf Tour
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