Russell Winter Wins the NIKE 6.0 NIGHT SURF
Newquay surfer and current leader Russell Winter added another title to his collection when he won the Nike 6.0 Night Surf in held at fistral Beach in July.
Winter’s unrivalled competition experience and knowledge of his home break allowed him to dominate the competition and pick up a cool £3k for his effort.
In the Longboard category Ben Skinner showed off his talent, mixing traditional longboard moves with progressive tricks including an aerial in the finals. The win makes it four years in a row of UK Pro Surf Tour titles and reinforces his position as a global force to be reckoned with.
Luis Eyre won the Pro Juniors, proving that his time down in Portugal is paying dividends in his surfing. Australia’s Amy Stewart dominated the Women’s category unleashing a talent that would see her fair well in the Open and giving other women in the division a level to aspire to.
All the winners showed stunning form throughout the day and into the floodlight Saturday night. With conditions dropping off throughout the day riders were challenged to pull out all the stops at the critical moment.
Organised by the UK Pro Surf Association (UKPSA) and presented by Nike 6.0, the event held on the world famous Fistral Beach, Newquay saw the largest ever turnout for a UK Pro Tour stop. With a large screen aiding close up action and some epic commentary from Sam Lamiroy and Lee Bartlett, crowds stayed on the beach until midnight to see the champagne popping prize giving.
Newquay was also stop number three of the 2011 Nike 6.0 Cash For Tricks European tour, and the first time ever this exciting event format has been held in the UK.
Ruebyn Ash from Bude has dominated the event so far picking up a win in Spain and a second in Portugal. Entering as a favourite in the UK leg he added another win to his summer pulling some gems out from his sack full of tech tricks including a frontside aerial, a passion pop and a backside mute air reverse.
Nike 6.0 surfer Charly Martin, from Guadalope came in second with his own trick offering that included a superman and a front blow tail in what is one of the most innovative comp tours of the summer.
The night was finished off with a dazzling firework display and a great performance from San Franciscan newcomer Hanni El Khatib, whose track ‘I Got A Thing’ features on the Nike’s latest ‘Just Do It’ TV advert.