Cornwall Surfing Correspondent Simon Alexander reports from the
champion Layne Beachley could be surfing in Britain's richest-ever
women's surf contest in Cornwall during 2004.
Beachley in action
Beach, in Newquay, is set to host the 11th leg of the prestigious
World Championship Tour in September.
from Australia, won a record-breaking sixth consecutive world pro
title with a superb runners-up finish at the final event of the
2003 series in Maui.
Cornish leg of the tour has yet to be confirmed but if it does go
ahead will be a coup for surfing in the South West. It's likely
local wildcards will be awarded with Helston's Robyn Sunshine Davies
and Newquay's Tracey Boxall among the contenders.
Sunshine Davies could compete against the world's best pro's
on home ground
resort has also secured the 5star World Qualifying Series Nokia
Pro for the second year running in August. French professional Emmanuelle
Joly-Thomas left it late to win the event last season.
a slow start in the final, Joly-Thomas fought back to clinch victory
by less than half a point from Australian Neridah Falconer.
ladies event will run from August 3rd to 9th and be incorporated
as part of the Rip Curl Newquay Boardmasters Festival which also
boasts a 4star WQS men's tournament.
year's winner was Australian Bede Durbridge who won the final with
a superb backhand attack in 3ft waves at North Fistral. Durbridge
defeated French pair Eric Rebiere and Gregory Pastusiak as well
as Adam Robertson to take the title by just 0.2 points.
Mark Harris and Geordie Sam Lamiroy were the highest-placed Britons.
The pair were both defeated in the fourth round of the competition.
number one Russell Winter, a past holder of the title, is likely
to be eager to regain the accolade at his home beach in 2004.