The 3rd annual Freerange Sports Optics (FSO) BPSA UK Surf Awards took place last Sunday 12th November, after the Gul Newquay Open at the Esplanade Hotel in Newquay.

The awards were a huge success and moved on from last year showing the ever improving nature of the BPSA and the British Surf scene as a whole. The evening started off with dinner followed by the actual awards. Highlights included a live link up in Hawaii with Russell Winter the end of year tour review dvd and the preview of Micah Lester’s new DVD, MVP!

These awards celebrate British surfing in 2006 and the winners were as follows:

  • Freerange Manoeuvre of the year – Alan Stokes
  • Soundworx most Inspirational Surfer – Lee Bartlett
  • Saltrock Rookie of the year – Fergal Smith (Ireland)
  • Fat Face Most Improved – Joss Ash
  • Gul Best Uk Surfer surfing Internationally – Russ Winter
  • Island Style regional awards X 5: Scottish – Chris Noble; Irish – Mike Morgan; Channel Isle – Scott Eastwood; Welsh – Nick Reid; English Lou Whittaker
  • Headworx Riders Choice – Matt Capel
  • Surf Girl Best up and coming – Holly Donnelly
  • Carve Aerialist award – Ollie Adams
  • Pit Pilot Under Dog award – Shaun Skilton
  • Wavelength Most promising Junior – Jayce Robinson
  • Services to the sport – Ester Spears
  • Best Judge – Jamie Owen
  • 2006 BPSA Tour Champions Awards: Longboard Champ - Sam Bleakley; Groms: u12 champ – Harry Timson; u16 Girls champ – Gwen Spurlock; u16 Boys champ – Stuart Campbell; Pro Junior Champ – Matt Capel; Womens Champ - £500 – Easkey Britton; Open Tour -1st £2500 Micah Lester, 2nd £1,000 Ruebin Pearce, 3rd £500 Lew Whittaker