The revised date for The Saltrock Open is approaching fast and it can’t come quickly enough for the stars of UK surfing.
Top names including Alan Stokes, Mark Harris, Nicole Morgan and last year’s Saltrock Open winner Sam Lamiroy are counting the days until the first event of the UK Pro Surf Tour. Lamiroy, from Newcastle, went on to take the 2007 championship which he added to his 2003 title so is eager to defend his crown and claim his hat trick. Entries for this event have also been received from South Africa, Australia and Brazil.
The Saltrock Open was scheduled to be held over Easter weekend but was postponed due to lack of swell. Charts are looking much hopeful for the new dates of 12th – 13th April so the organisers have everything ready and raring to go.
The event will begin on the morning of 12th April and the winner should be crowned late afternoon on 13th.
Relentless energy drink will be not only providing refreshments for all the top athletes competing but also a prize of £250 for the Biggest Aerial of the contest. Christian Surfers will also be onsite providing food for the competitors and raising awareness of Surf Relief UK and their mission to help disadvantaged and disabled children enjoy surfing.
As usual, this year’s contest will be celebrated on Saturday night with a party from 7.30pm in The Manor in Croyde.