Well we hope you were following the progress of the Pro double elimination on the forum. It was really quite exciting as the heats drew closer to the final. James Cox had a cracking day, in fact the best day of competition for the Bournemouth boy since he started on the UKWA Tour. He was ripping!
He beat Timo Mullen, Jack Hunt, Chris Murray then Jamie Hancock to meet Ben Proffitt for a fight off for third place. It was close with James getting more waves but the Ben being slightly more \’snappier\’ on the waves that he choose awarding him more points for his radical style.
Ben then went up against Phil Horrocks to try and better his third from the single elimination. Phil caught such a good wave in the first two minutes of the 20 minute heat right into the beach. Then they both sat out the back waiting for wind & waves for what seemed like ages. Then a set came in and Ben got it, nice turns and Ben seemed to be in front. Phil was not even able to waterstart at some points during the heat. But in the last few minutes Phil caught a chunky wave and ripped it apart whilst Ben caught a smaller wave. Even with Ben landing a goita back onto that smaller wave, Phil got more points and won overall.
So the final was a re-run of the single between John Skye & Phil Horrocks. I didn\’t watch this heat so I can\’t tell you what happened other than John won and with it the Tiree Wave Classic 2008 title.
With one more day of competition to go, it is unlikely the Pros will start a new round so this results will stand. The other fleets may get another round in but it depends on the forecast. After a heavy night at The Lodge jamming to Paolo Nutini who came on stage (again) to sing a few numbers, no one will be after an early start for Friday morning.
PHOTOS are from us. We will get John Carter\’s official pics on Friday.
Timo Mullen & Chris Audsley clash in their heat
James Cox had a very fine day!
Photo Credit: Boardseeker