Ruebyn Ash Clinches Highland Surf Festival Title

Friday, 19 October 2018

Reubyn Ash wins at Thurso Slab

In glassy 4 to 6 foot conditions Reubyn Ash makes it two in a row beating tough competition to win the Highland Surf Festival. With this win he is now the front runner to retain his UKPSA Pro Surf Tour title and bag himself £5,000 from Fistral Beach as tour winner. Finishing second was Reubyn’s brother Joss. Third went to Jay Quinn and fourth Luke Dillon.

This world class surf location delivered classic Thurso conditions breaking over the infamous granite reef, allowing the elite competitors every opportunity to perform at their best.

In the Women’s category Peony Knight returned to the tour after her two year absence to take the win. Second went to Emilie Currie, third was last years champion Lucy Campbell and fourth Bonita Whitlock.

The Highland Festival is the 4th event of the Nerf Clash of the Groms Series and an important stop on this tour with only one event remaining.

Despite the strongest field of competitors in the juniors events Noah Capps from Kingsbridge did the double winning the Under 18 Boys and U16 Boys division. Bonita Whitelock also had a double win, the Under 18 Girls and Season Surf Under 16 Girls. As did Lucas Skinner winning U14 Boys and Under 12 Boys. In addition Lauren Sandland continued her good run by winning both Under 14 Girls and Under 12 Girls.

Dave Reed, Director of UKPSA, said: “This year Thurso provided great surf again. With the live feed we gave great exposure to the event and surfers who travelled to compete. Many thanks need to go to the sponsors – Nerf, Korev, Boardmasters Foundation, Fistral Beach, Cornwall College, Dounreay Communities fund and Season Surf – who make this tour possible.”

Full results and scores are available here and you can watch the full live replay here