7 Surfers to Look Out For in 2018

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Reubyn Ash

Hailing from Bude in North Cornwall and recognised as one of the best surfers in the UK right now, Reubyn has been consistently pushing progressive surfing in Europe for a few years now. Often seen surfing alongside his brother Joss, he’s been on the UK Pro Surf Tour since it started as a grom back in the 90’s and won the Men’s Open last year.

Patrick Langdon-Dark

One of the new breed of surfers coming out of Wales, Patrick resides in Swansea where he’s currently studying at Gower College. A regular at Llanglenith beach and spots along the South Wales coast, the 2017 U18 Boys title was his second tour win after taking down the U16 boys in 2016.

Jobe Harriss

Gifted goofy footer Jobe from Bude was Men’s Open winner in 2016, but thanks to an interference in 2017 narrowly missed out on the title in 2017. Highest placed British surfer at the Boardmasters WSl QS1000 for the last 2 years, he has competed on the UK Pro Surf Tour for 10 years and isn’t showing any signs of fading.

Sam Hearn

Exeter based Super Grom Sam Hearn took down the U12 Open in 2016 followed by U14 boys title in 2017. After his parents decision to move to Portugal this year we should see his ability push on in quality waves. An exciting surfer to watch develop over the next few years.

Alys Barton

Despite only competing a few years, Alys has a vast amount of talent and drive. Taking out events across the country, she has won 2 tour titles, the Under 14 and Under 16 Girls, whilst also reaching second in the U18 Girls. With great support from her family and friends, Alys’ drive is sure to push her surfing forward over the coming years.

Lucy Campbell

Based in Woolacombe, Lucy has been a great supporter of the UK Pro Surf Tour over the last 10 years winning numerous events and tour titles. She is a leading light for Women’s surfing, practically unbeatable in Scotland holding the record for the most consecutive victories in any category. Her brother super is talented Stu Campbell who now lives and surfs in Australia.

Lukas Skinner

One of the youngest competitors to compete on the UK Pro Surf Tour. Son of legendary Surfer/Shaper Ben Skinner and based in St Agnes, with a pedigree like that, he’s definitely one to watch.

These Surfers will follow the likes of Luke Dillon, Ellie Turner and Peony Knight who after cutting their teeth on the UK Pro Surf Tour are now competing on the WSL Qualifying Series. Good luck to everyone on The Tour this year!