The August Bank Holiday weekend saw a hive of activity at the inaugural Quiksilver Skins invitation competition, one of the most innovative contest formats to grace the circuit. Thirty two of the country’s top surfers battled it out for the top spot prize of £500 and a Gibson Les Paul guitar.
The weekend saw some challenging conditions ranging from two foot to five foot, with Sunday bringing in the bigger swell. The exciting one-on-one event saw Johnny Fryer, Isle of Wight and Mark Vaughan, South Wales battle it out in a surf off after they both won three heats on the Saturday. Johnny Fryer eventually took pole position as the winner, grabbing himself a healthy £500 pot of prize money as well as the classic Gibson Les Paul guitar.