Despite the UK currently being in the grip of Storm Callum, a window of opportunity has opened up on Sunday with forecasts showing much lighter winds but with the swell sticking around. Contest Director Dave Reed said “This is what British Surfing is all about. Watching the forecasts and looking for those opportunities where the elements come together to produce ideal conditions. It’s what makes surfing so unique and exciting!” With a shifting forecast, the decision to hold the contest on Sunday was left until the eleventh hour when Reed finally made the decision late yesterday.
Backed by Gower College, The Welsh Pro is seeing a return to the UK Pro Surf Tour after a 3 year gap. The top surfers from all over the UK are lined up to take part in what looks to be a tightly contested event. From the many entries, the surfers to watch will be those closest the top of the table. Currently ranked no. 1 in the Mens Open, Miles Lee-Hargreaves from Bude will be looking to cement his lead after his successful run in the Surf Snowdonia Challenge last month. Miles is set to win that £5000 Tour Prize, but he will be up against other top competitors such as Luke Dillon, Reubyn Ash and Jay Quinn who are all back from their Olympic qualifying trip to Japan and ready to compete this weekend.
Watch live on Sunday to see how the rankings will shape up!