Alan Reed Wins Masters Division of the BLU at Perranporth

A huge belated congratulations to Alan Reed for winning Masters  of the first event of the 2011 British Longboard Union at Perranporth in mid April.

The competition was blessed with quality waves, great weather and a huge turnout. There were over 80 competitors competing in different divisions in the chunky peaks at Perranporth. The Sunday saw some real quality waves as you can see from Al’s pictures.

The Masters final was between the previous years winner Paul Keenan, Chris Harris of Skindog Surfboards, Vic Danks and Alan Reed. Alan’s effortless style that we all know saw him ease to victory.

Ben Haworth took the open division ripping to victory and overturning an inform Ben Skinner in the final. Ben’s father who had ties to the Island back in the early 80’s recently came to the Island to showcase his movie of ‘Devon Lanes and Longboards’ at our movie night last October.

Event winners were:

Open:   Ben Haworth                (North Devon)

Ladies: Candice O’Donnell        (Newquay)

U18:     Josh Le Marquand        (Jersey)

U16:     Arran Bright                (Wales)


1st        Alan Reed

2nd      Chris Harris

3rd       Paul Keenan

4th       Vic Danks

Sponsors for this event were;

Watering Hole Beach Bar

Bathsheba Surf shop in Perranporth    (Junior Sponsor)

Old Guy’s Rule                                      (Masters Sponsor )

Gul Performance Apparel                      (Ladies Sponsor )

Hendra Holiday Park



It was a perfect start to the 2011 British Longboard Union Tour and we would like to wish Alan all the best for the rest of the year.