Quiksilver North East Open
Roxy North East Women’s Open
Quiksilver 3 Degrees Series Event 1
Caroline Peret (France) won the Roxy North East Women’s Open, held at Longsands Beach, Tynemouth over the weekend.
In tricky conditions, Caroline managed to catch the best waves and surf them well to dominate the final defeating her fellow competitors. She took an early lead scoring a 6.9 out of a possible 10 points forcing the other finalists to play catch up. Jenny Horbas (Bournemouth) came closest and eventually placed second. Third went to Australian Raine Jackson and fourth Lauren Davies (Newcastle).
Caroline commented “this is a great event, good to see so many spectators watching the finals”
Caroline also claimed King of Watersports.com King of the Wave, highest scoring wave to win a Sector 8 Skateboard
Earlier Jayce Robinson (St Ives) defeated all-comers to win the Relentless Money Move, when he preformed an aerial in the contest.
Due to the inconsistent surf, the Quiksilver North East Open has been relocated to Skirza, on the tip of North East Scotland. It will be held tomorrow morning, the surf is forecast to be big, but the weather cold.
This event is part of a new Extreme Sports Festival XPerience 08, which included: Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Live Music plus many other activities.
It was the first stop on the Quiksilver 3 Degrees Series. The next two stops are in Thurso Scotland 28th 29th October, followed by Portrush N Ireland 1st 2nd November. It is also the sixth stop on the UK Pro Surf Tour which encompasses England, Wales, Scotland and N Ireland.
Many thanks must go to North Tyneside Council for the support of this event and the development of a new Extreme Sports Festival in the North East