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I’ve Won the 2nd BLU

Posted on June 18, 2010 - Filed Under Longboarding, Surftech Boards | By

Dare I say it but I think we could be in for a good summer this year what with some great weather and proper swell. I have taken every opportunity to make the most of the conditions we have had and have made a steady start to the year contest wise with my trusty Robert August Sabre coming into it’s own in the cleaner conditions.

The first three events of the season (2 Hotdoggers and 1 BLU) were held in small messy conditions but finally the 2nd BLU held at Saunton in late May produced a weekend to make remember why you love surfing. Almost a week of fun, consistent, good sized waves preceded the event meaning everyone was hoping it would last long enough for the event to run. The final heats of the day on Saturday were held in almost flawless conditions with waist to head high glassy sets rolling through in hot windless conditions. With hundreds of jealous onlookers everyone was free to let loose on the speedy rights with some great surfing on show.

The open final was timed perfectly by contest director Minnow Green so that the best conditions possible were on offer for the most important heat of the weekend. The final was an all Hotdoggers affair with all surfers well practiced on the peeling right-handers Saunton’s only bank has to offer! Myself and Ben Haworth had met in 2 previous finals this year with both of us taking a win each in the Hotdoggers league so were keen to get an early season head start, also in the final were Zak Lawton (European under 18’s no.2) and Chris Webb (a previous north Devon resident and experienced contest surfer). The mid tide bank offered up waist to chest high peeling rights once again which allowed for us to all go for it with the Sabre being the perfect board for the conditions which were allowing the full range of manoeuvres.

In the end my first and final waves (a 9.0 and an 8.3) were enough to take first place, Ben finished in second with a couple of 8’s, Chris Webb finished in 3rd and Zack in 4th.

I was really stoked to finally take a BLU win after a string of 2nd and 3rd places and feel I can build on the result.

After the first 2 events of both the Hotdoggers league and the BLU I find myself leading both rankings, hopefully I can build on this and have a good mid and end of season.

Check out the pics below, I’ve got a few more to update soon too!

Over and out



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