Despite being greeted by small conditions, the 24 strong field were as keen as ever to get in the water and battle it out for the prizes on offer and the BBC Tour points. The small but bowly conditions offered contestants short rides with just enough grunt to enable a spin roll combo or two. Early stand-outs Steve Hall and Phil Milsom found enough speed on their waves to mix things up with a few buckets of spray off their reverses.
In the quarter finals, one of the contest favourites Jack Johns missed out on progressing to the next round as he struggled to find two high scoring waves in the fickle conditions.
As the semis were reached, so was the high tide bank which meant the comp went on hold for a couple of hours.
As the tide dropped out, the swell picked up and so did the action. A summer of coaching with Newquay whipper snapper Aidan Salmon paid off for his young protégé Steve Hall with Hall narrowly beating his mentor into the final.
The four man final was made up of the ever consistent Alex Winkworth from Porth Towan, Steve Hall, Saltash’s Aaron Dinham and the now landlocked Remi Reffroy. Hall and Winkworth both opened with high scoring combos with Dinham hot on their heels with his consistent roll spin combos on the right-handers. However, the quiet Geffroy showed all the fitness training had paid off as he scooped into a right which enabled a big float reverse which, followed by a second solid ride sealed the deal.
Saturday night’s after party proved to be a massive success, the only thing bigger was the Sunday morning hang-over… A huge thanks to the Greenaway Pro 2010 for hosting the BBC, we’ll be back in 2011!