It’s grim up North

A cold, wet, grey and generally miserable day was made all the more enjoyable today by some top surf that rolled in and which a few hardy souls made the most of.

But first….. those of you who know me know that I NEVER name the spots I photograph in nor do I pass on to anyone else where I have photographed. This is done to try and retain at least some anonymity for that ever elusive ‘secret spot’ – a rare thing indeed along this coastline nowadays.

Those who know this spot and who surf here will obviously know it well, but please, if you share this post or are asked by those that may not know where this is, not that it is particularly difficult to work out, keep it to yourselves if you can….let’s not tell everyone.

 

Here’s a few of my pictures today…

 

 

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UK Pro Surf Tour comes to Saltburn

The UK Pro Surf Tour came to Saltburn this weekend and fortunately the surf, the weather and the standard of surfing all made for a great weekend of competition surfing on this leg of the tour. Newquay’s Russell Winter eventually took the men’s title with Keshia Eyre originally from Manchester but who now who lives in Portugal taking the top slot for the women.

From here the tour now heads north to Thurso in Scotland before dropping back down in a few weeks to Tynemouth.

 

In between trying to take advantage of the surf and grabbing a few quick sessions myself I shot a few pictures during the competition…..

 

Further info on the tour can be found by following the link here…..  http://www.ukprosurf.com/

UK Pro Surf Tour in Saltburn

Stuart Campbell performs during the UK pro surf tour in Saltburn

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnGordon Fontaine performs during the competition

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnThe UK Pro surf tour comes to Saltburn

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnLucy Campbell paddles out back during one of her heats

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnLucy Campbell working it during one of her heats as she headed for the final

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnTierney Knight surfs during the women’s final

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnGordon Fontaine performs during the competition

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnKeshia Eyre surfs during one of her heats as she heads to the final and eventual victory

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnGordon Fontaine performs during the competition

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnSurfer Russell Winter stretches off before one of the heats during the pro surf tour

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnStuart Campbell gets some air time during the competition

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnSurfing in the heats of the UK pro surf tour in Saltburn

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnEvening sunlight shines down on two women competitors during one of the heats

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnTierney Knight performs during the pro surf tour

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnA contestant performs during the women’s heats of the pro surf tour in Saltburn

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnRussell Winter performs during the tour in Saltburn

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnRussell Winter performs during the tour in Saltburn

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnA surfer prepares to take off on a wave during the Pro surf tour in Saltburn

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnThe Saltburn pro surf tour comes to Saltburn

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnThe Saltburn pro surf tour comes to Saltburn

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnStuart Campbell surfing during the Saltburn leg of the UK pro surf tour

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnGordon Fontaine during the men’s final

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnTaz Knight gets some air during the pro-junior final

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnEd Smith performs during the pro-junior final

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnLuke Dillon performs during the pro-junior final

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnTaz Knight performs during the pro-junior final

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnEd Smith performs during the Pro-junior final

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnStuart Campbell warms up before the start of one of his heats in the Saltburn leg of the UK pro surf tour

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnAlan Stokes leaves the water following his heat

UK Pro Surf Tour in Saltburn

A surfer walks to the waters edge on Saltburn beach

UK Pro Surf Tour in Saltburn

A surfer prepares to enter the water at Saltburn at the start of his heat

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnLucy Campbell surfing during one of her heats

UK Pro Surf Tour in SaltburnStuart Campbell gets some air time

UK Pro Surf Tour in Saltburn

Stuart Campbell performs a manoeuvre during the men’s final

UK Pro Surf Tour in Saltburn

At left, women’s winner Keshia Eyre and runner-up Lucy Campbell

UK Pro Surf Tour in Saltburn

Surfers in the men’s final – from left…Gordon Fontaine, Stuart Campbell, Luis Eyre and Russell Winter

UK Pro Surf Tour in Saltburn

Russell Winter – winner of the Saltburn leg of the tour

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