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Monday, 29 May 2017

Photo: Eli Turner Credit: Jason Feast / UKPSA

The Re-scheduled Personnel Solutions Surfaced Pro is looking good for this weekend. The event was postponed from May due to flat surf conditions

With the forecast of a low pressure system forming in mid Atlantic by end of the week we expect good swell for Saturday and Sunday ranging from 3 to 6 ft. This combined with cross to offshore winds will produce great surf for the competitors.

The first event on the 2017 UK Pro Surf Tour is sponsored by Personnel Solutions, a South West based recruitment agency for Chefs, catering and hospitality, who are delighted to be supporting surfing, the UKPS tour and Cornwall College Surf Science and Technology students who will run this event with the help of UK Pro Surf Association. This event will see equal prize money (£2,000 each) for both men’s and women’s divisions.

Running at Watergate Bay over two days, the competition will attract competitors from both the UK and Europe in categories ranging from U12’s to Open Men’s and Women’s.

The event will also be the first of four on the Nerf Clash of the Groms Series, put together to help encourage the development of British Junior Surf Champions.

Brender Willmott, course manager for the FdSc Surf Science & Technology and BSc Hons Marine Sports Science courses, run at Cornwall College Newquay said: “We are delighted to be working with the UKPST again this year and particularly keen to promote interest and development in women’s surfing”.

Managing Director of Personnel Solutions Matthew Sherratt, said: “It is great to be the headline sponsor for this year’s Surfaced Pro supporting surfing, Cornwall College, the UKPSA Tour and Equality in sport. This is a new marketing direction for the company, however with all the hard work the College students put in we know our investment will achieve a great return.”

UK Pro Surf Tour Director Dave Reed commented: “The swell forecast is currently looking good, Watergate Bay is a fantastic venue and we are all looking forward to this year’s start to the UK Pro Surf Tour. Many thanks need to go to Personnel Solutions for becoming this year’s title sponsor. Also we would like to thank Nerf for supporting the juniors as well as
the support from the other sponsors such as Extreme Academy, Korev Larger, Fistral Beach, Cornwall College, Beach Rangers and Surfing Sumo”.

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