The final event of the BPSA UK Tour, the Gul Newquay Open will take place this weekend, 11–12th November at Fistral Beach, Newquay and will decide this years overall BPSA UK Tour Champions.
Five divisions will be competed including Open, Women’s and Grommets Under 16 girls and boys and Under 12’s.
The Gul Newquay Open is set to be one of the most exciting events of the year due to the current event standings giving the top 8 surfers in the Open Division the chance to win the Tour!
Reubin Pearce in action
Last years tour winner Reubin Pearce has shown consistent form all season and a strong performance this weekend could see him claim the event win and tour title. The most recent winner on the tour is Matt Capel from South Devon, who won the Island Style South Coast Challenge at Praa Sands. He has shown a great deal of talent throughout the tour this year and will be fighting to take the title from Reubin Pearce this year. Currently lying in second place is another top contender Llewellyn Whittaker, a good performance from him this weekend could see the title heading his way in 2006. Mark Harris, Micah Lester, Sam Lamiroy, Toby Atkins or Shaun Skilton are all still in contention to take the tour and a win in Newquay this weekend could see one of them claiming the title this year.
Gul will be providing the £3000 prize money for this event as well as prizes for the grommet events. A big thanks goes to Gul for their support of the BPSA UK Tour and British Surfing. Gul is the UK’s biggest action sports company, producing apparel for water sports enthusiasts in markets across the world. From being one of the first to make wetsuits in the 1960s, Gul has developed into an international organisation with four major divisions – Boardsports, Marine, Kayak and Clothing & Footwear, providing clothing and accessories for action water sports and the lifestyle around them.
Sunday night will see the 3rd annual Freerange Sports Optics UK Surf Awards recognizing the top achievers in many categories in the UK surf scene this year. The Freerange money move for the Gul Open will be Best Progressive Move and will award £250.