Cornish surfer Ben Skinner wins silver in world championship

Ben Skinner, Peru, September 2013 Ben Skinner said it was a privilege to make the final and vowed to "take no prisoners" next year

Cornwall's Ben Skinner has claimed a silver medal at the International Surfing Association's world longboard championships.

The event at Huanchaco in Peru was won by Antoine Delpero from France.

Skinner, who lives in Perranporth with his wife and children, said he felt privileged to have made the final.

Hundreds of local people watched the final on screens around Cornwall, including Skinner's local pub, the Watering Hole on Perranporth beach.

After the event, the Jersey-born Skinner, who is known as "Skindog", tweeted: "Sorry it wasn't gold... but next year I will take no prisoners."

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