Spencer Hargarves Leads BPSA Tour

Spencer Hargraves leads this years BPSA UK Tour after the first two events. Spencer, who was brought up in Newquay and currently resides in Queensland Australia with his family, is currently leading the BPSA UK Tour after finishing fourth in the Saltrock Open, held at Croyde Beach, North Devon and second in the O'Neill Highland Challenge, held at Thurso East (see photo), Scotland.

Spencer is possibly one of the most accomplished British Surfers ever, with more titles to his name than any other surfer from the UK, with the possible exception of Russell Winter. Twice he won the European Pro title 1990 - 91 and placed in the top 4 EPSA ranking the following four years, he has won most if not all British and English Amateur titles in the late '80's early 90's and was the first British surfer to make a final of a WQS event in '94, also that year reached the top 50 on the prestigious ASP WQS World Tour. Most recently he won the inaugural Sri Lankan Airlines Champion of Champions Surf Contest held at Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka and last year quite rightly picked up the Award for the Soundworx Most Inspirational Surfer given at the Freerange BPSA Award Ceremony.

Second place on the tour is currently held by Toby Atkins (Aus), he won the first event, which was his first ever contest victory at Croyde and backed it up with a quarter final finish in Thurso. In third another surfers from the old guard Sam Lamiroy (Newcastle) who seems this year to be on a mission to regain the BPSA tour title.

The next event the Fat Face Night Surf held at Lusty Glaze, Newquay, June 16th - 18th, will be all important for the challengers to the BPSA Title. The event has been upgraded to 2 Star status offering a minimum of £3,000 prize money with more points available to the successful surfers.

For further information please contact:
Dave Reed
01637 854854
dave@bpsauktour.com

 

 

Mark Harris at Fistral

BSA Events Calendar -February to May 2006

February N/A

March
3rd - 5th BUSA UNIVERSITY SURF CONTESTFistral/Towan Newq BSA
4th PRONE STUDENT UNDERGOUND BODYBOARD EVENTTolcarne BBC
25th P7023 SERIES BODYBOAD ANNUAL, EVENT 1 Constantine Bay BBC

April
8th SURF RELIEF UK UK BSA
14th - 16th BRITISH LONGBOARDING EVENT 1 Perranporth BLU
22nd - 23rd LOST BODYGLOVE BRITISH SCHOOLS SURF CONTEST Woolacombe/Devon BSA
29th - 1st May RIP CURL ENGLISH SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS Newquay ESF
29th - 1st May RIP CURL ENGLISH BODYBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS Newquay ESF
29th - 1st May WELSH NATIONALS OPEN Freshwater, Pemb WSF

May
20th DROP KNEE AND TEAMS, EVENT 2 Boobies Bay BBC
27th - 29th RED STRIPE BRITISH LONGBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS Fistral Newquay BSA

 

CONTACTS
BBC British Bodyboard Club 07817 088638
BLU British Longboard Union 01872 553569
BSA British Surfing Association 01637 876474
CS Christian Surfers 01275 857834
ESF English Surfing Federation 01637 877329
Europe European Surfing Federation 01637 876474
JSC Jersey Surf Club 01534 822467
WSF Welsh Surfing Federation 01792 529897

Photos below from the Welsh leg of the BPSA at Langland Bay,Gower( 2004). Second place went to South African Matt Daniels, third was last years tour winner Sam Lamiroy, fourth with his best result on the tour so far Richard Mullins.

Matt Daniell

Alan Stokes

The result consolidates Alans lead on the BPSA UK Tour, Lee Bartlett moves into second place and Mark Harris slips back into third. The contest is the fifth out of eight events on the BPSA UK tour in association with Boost Stimulation.

Spencer Hargreaves

Sam Lamiroy

Top Photo BPSA all others Copyright Phil Holden /www. surfsup-mag.co.uk

 

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