Cornwall Surfers Join Elite Surf Tour
Cornwall’s best surfers take to the waves in Scotland this week (03-07 October 2011) for the first event on the Relentless Energy Drink Super Series, an elite surf tour created in conjunction with UKPST (UK Pro-Surf Tour).
This triple event mini tour is a specialist tour for 28 of the best surfers in the UK, including Relentless Energy Rider Jayce Robinson from St Ives, and is taking place in three top UK locations (Thurso, Lynmouth and Newquay) cherry picked by the surfers themselves.
Each stop will include an extended waiting period, meaning the competition will only take place on the day with the best waves. Also the compact tour allows athletes to compete in competitions across Europe and further the cause for British surfing.
To top it off the tour will feature a phenomenal cash prize of £15,000! At the end of the tour the overall winner will also win a place on 3 ASP surf events, one being the Relentless Energy Drink Boardmasters with all travel expenses will be covered by Relentless Energy Drink.
As well as the 28 invited pros, each heat will feature four wildcard surfers. These will be locals nominated by surf associations from the three event locations, brought in not just to highlight the fantastic raw talent in the UK, but to keep each stop on the tour fresh with an injection of new energy every time.
Acclaimed Surf photography and film maker Mickey Smith (winner of the 2010 Relentless Energy Drink Short Stories film competition) will be there every step of the journey, chronicling the heats using his unique visual style.
A spokesperson for Relentless Energy Drink said: “It’s very important for Relentless Energy Drink to feed back into surfing’s grass roots. This surf tour is for the UK surfers, to help them get out there into the wider scene and really show the world what we can do.”
Dave Reed, Relentless Energy Drink Super Series Tour Director commented: “The Relentless Super Series will be ground breaking for British Surfing, providing an opportunity for top competitors to challenge themselves and each other in some of the best surf in the UK. With the reward on offer surfers will be pushing their abilities to the limits. It will be a milestone in their surfing careers and a catalyst to future success.”
The three Super Series events are as follows:
3rd – 7th Oct
10th Oct – 12th Nov
7th – 13th Nov