Russ Winter wins North East Open
-Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 October-
Longsands Beach Tynemouth
Russell Winter wins this year’s North East Open at Longsands Beach, Tynemouth. Newquay based former World Championship Tour surfer dominated the final with big powerful turns as he excelled in the Tynemouth surf conditions.
Russell commented “Again it has been a fantastic event; I have enjoyed coming to Tynemouth and competing and looking forward to returning next year. On behalf of all the competitors I would like to thank North Tyneside Council for supporting this event”.
Russ has now won the North East Open three years in a row. With this result he also returns back to the top of the leader board on the UK Pro Surf Tour 2011.
Finishing second was an inform French surfer Gordon Fontaine, who won the British University Championships the previous weekend for the third time. Equal third went to Luis Eyre and Tom Butler
In the Pro Junior division Luis Eyre took the honours in a very close fought heat. Second place went to current Pro Junior Tour Champion Stuart Campbell. Third and fourth went to the brothers Ed and Jak Smith from Liskeard.
The tour now moves on to the Relentless Super Series to be held at Lynmouth North Devon