20 Jun 2013

Single Fins Shooters with the support of Lightning Bolt

Again, Lightning Bolt supported the second annual Single Fin Shoot Out in Newquay, as we believe in a big swing to go back to the roots of why people surf and not everyone who surfs wants to grow up to be a pro surfer. Surfing because you love it!

This event mixed vintage board enthusiasts, collectors, followers of Revolver Surf Shop and Hot locals who are interested in surfing something different in a contest format. It went off on Bank Holiday Monday 27/5/13 in style at Little Fistral in Newquay. Even though the rain poured and the wind did its best to chill everyone’s bones, there was a full turn out, good times and good waves.

The event is the brainchild of Gee Piper and John Issac of Revolver Surf Shop, who wanted to put on a contest to celebrate the style and fun of single fin surfing. The competitor field for the day was almost as eclectic as the single fin boards that were amassed for the event. Longboarders, shortboarders and any boarders rubbed shoulders under the shelter of the windblown easy up tent, whilst hooting and hollering the best rides.

The day started with small waves trickling onto the rocks of Little Fistral Beach. As the tide receded, the swell increased and Fistral chucked up few fun waves. Being driven by a cross-shore wind the swell built as the day went on and the final was held in good overhead waves. Allowing the competitors to let loose on boards that were built before some of them were born. 

The standard of surfing was high throughout and many of the heats were close calls, but it was Toby Donachie, Alan Stokes, Stuart Leithead and Jimbo Bennett who made the final. Alan Stokes won the closely fought final despite Toby Donachie pulling out all the stops by landing a big air on a board over thirty years old.

1.Alan Stokes
2.Toby Donachie
3.Stuart Leithead
4.Jimbo Bennett
Highest place women – Alexa Poppe

The Poster of the event

 Single Fins

 Stuart Leithead

 Nick Holden trying to keep everything nailed down and running tight

 Heading to the lineup



 The Crew

 Stuart Leithead

The Gran Champion: Alan Stokes

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