What: Saltrock Open
Where: Croyde North Devon
When: 23 - 24 March 2008
The UK's top female surfers are packing up their boards and heading to Croyde in Devon for the Saltrock Open this March. The buzz around the women’s event has been gaining momentum every year, and 2008 looks set to be the strongest event yet. The standard of women’s surfing in the UK has gone from strength to strength, with a growing group of exceptionally talented young British and Irish women travelling the globe, taking the surf world by storm.
This March, all eyes turn to The Saltrock Open in Croyde to watch the girls fight it out for the honour of winning the first contest on the 2008 UK Pro Surf Tour. Some good, powerful swell is expected to challenge the competitors and give spectators a great demo of top quality surfing.
Current ladies champ Karma Worthington is fired up and eager to defend her title, and she will have to be in the form of her life with the likes of Easkey Britton, Holly Donnelly, Gwen Spurlock and Beth Mason hot on her heels. Everything is in place to create yet another fantastic event, and everyone is excited to see what the girls can do.
Saltrock’s MD Angus Thomson says: “It's Saltrock’s 20th anniversary this year, and over those 20 years we have certainly seen massive developments in women’s surfing. It’s important to Saltrock that we continue to support to the UK Pro Surf Tour and the growing number of talented female surfers emerging throughout the country. Fingers crossed for some great waves, and we’ll certainly enjoy a good party this year."
As always, this year’s contest will be celebrated on Saturday night in a prominent local pub. For further info, check out the event website.