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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 11:35 UK time, Friday, 9 October 2009

The UK Pro Surfing Tour is coming to Rest Bay, Porthcawl this weekend.

It's the ninth year the competition has come to Wales now and it seems to get bigger and better each time with some of the top surfers from the UK and abroad attending.

This year we've got the 2008 champion, WQS / WCT Surfer Russell Winter (Newquay), 2008 Tour Champion Ruebin Pearce (South Africa) and the surfer who is pushing the boundaries of contemporary surfing in the UK - Reubyn Ash (Bude) plus many more.

Reubyn Ash in action. Photo by
Vici Walker:

They will be joined by the best Welsh surfers around including: Nathan Phillips (Llantwit Major), Nick Reid (Swansea) and top local surfer, Greg Owen (former Welsh Champion).

There will also be an under 16's competition in order to encourage the development of the sport here in Wales. Max Tucker is definitely one to watch, whose local knowledge could give him the edge.

It should be a great event and the wave forecast is looking good with light WNW winds for Saturday and decent swell, so get down there and watch the action unfold. Heats will be underway from around 8.30am.




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