Playing the tactical game and using his priority to hold off Germany’s Leon Glatzer in the finals, Jay Quinn has won the European Surfing Federation Championship for the second year in a row – the first surfer to do so. In a closely fought final, Jay posted the highest scoring wave of the competition to beat Germany’s Leon Glatzer, local surfer Eduardo Fernandes and Kian Martin from Sweden.
With a head high swell and light on-shores, the waves were far from epic for the event taking place in Santa Cruz, Portugal but they seemed to suit all the Brits taking part. Along with Jay’s win in the Men’s Open, Peony Knight to 4th in the Women’s Open and Emily Currie took 3rd in the Women’s Longboard competition.
Chaired up the beach by fellow Welshmen and adorned with the Welsh flag, Jay was stoked to take the win especially after making the long drive to Portugal with his family.
Italy won the team contest with England coming in 4th, Wales 8th and Scotland 15th.