Big congrats to Bude surfer and UK Pro team rider, Miles Lee-Hargreaves, who took his first Men’s Open UK Pro Surf win at the now established Surf Snowdonia event last weekend. Thirty of the UK’s best surf athletes headed to compete in the unique one-day inland competition, where breaks are guaranteed, Miles coming out top of the men’s competition.
The Obsessive Disorder site said of Miles’s performance:
Consistently progressing through each round taking down fellow team rider, Logan Nicl, in the Quarters, Miles produced a solid performance throughout the contest to take the overall victory. Logan made some solid turns in the Quarters but just fell short to an ‘in form’ Miles whose fluid approach and consistency earned him the scores to send him all the way to the finals. Patrick Langon-Dark put in an epic performance on his backhand to earn himself a runners up podium finish but couldn’t quite match Miles speed power and flow.
Bude’s Emily Currie was runner-up – she also gave a great performance but was pipped at the post by Emily Williams who took the title.
Surf Snowdonia is an artificial wave pool at Dolgarrog north Wales, the world’s first commercial artificial surfing lake and the United Kingdom’s only artificial surfing lake.