This weekend sees the UK Pro Surf Tour return to one our most unique destinations at the UK’s only inland wave park, Surf Snowdonia. With the competition hotting up, here are our picks for the top performers this weekend.
After placing fourth in the Surfaced Pro, Jobe has had a great start to this year’s tour. One of the UK’s best surfers, Jobe took the win at this event in 2016, winning the Men’s Open Tour the same year. A win here would put Jobe at the top of the leaderboard, and with Jay Quinn and Luke Dillon overseas, he has every chance of doing that.
In his final year as a junior, Welsh surfer Patrick Langdon-Dark is one of the youngest surfers to take on the mechanical wave this weekend. After taking 3rd at the last two under 18 events, PLD will be looking to stamp his mark on the Men’s division.
Last year’s Semi-Finalist Miles Lee-Hargreaves will be looking to bolster his scores with a decent result here. After finishing 3rd in the title race last year, Miles has had a tricky start to the year, only managing 13th overall. He’s definitely got the talent and did well at this event last year.
Nobody knows the wave pool better than Jo Dennison. As head coach at Surf Snowdonia she’s had plenty of practice. But just prove she’s not a one trick pony, Jo took the win at the Surfaced Pro in solid surf at Watergate and propelled herself to the top of the rankings. 2016 winner at this event, Jo is definitely one of the favourites to win.
Last year’s winner, Emily Currie is back to defend her title and boost her position on the tour rankings. Emily took the win last year after a close final with Lucy Campbell, but she’ll need to bring her ‘A’ game to beat local surfer Jo Dennison.
After finishing 3rd in this event last year, Emily will be looking to improve on her performance. A strong contender, she is currently sat at 3rd in the Women’s rankings. A win her could put her top of the table, but she’ll have to get past Jo Dennison and Emily Currie first!
As always, you can watch all the action live on our website and on Facebook. And if you’re in the area, you can cheer the surfers on from the poolside.