2018 Surf Ambassadors

2018 Surf Ambassadors

We’re pleased to show our support for four of the UK’s most exciting Pro Surfers Ben SkinnerLuke Dillon, Lucy Campbell and Tassy Swallow who are on board as 2018 Surf Ambassadors! Get to know them as we follow their competitions, trips and adventures whilst asking them all those burning questions you’re dying to know. Ben, Luke, Lucy & Tassy will be competing at Boardmasters this Summer, so grab your sunnies and head down to Fistral to watch them work their magic on the waves.

Ben Skinner

Location: Perranporth, Cornwall

Sponsors: REEFO'Neill, Skindog Surfboards, Skinners Brewery, Dry Bag

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Ben is one of the most successful competitive longboarders on the world circuit, and is an 11 x European longboard champion. He's been surfing since the age of 3 - in Jersey until the age of 10 before moving to Cornwall where he made surfing his career. The pro surfer regularly competes internationally and also runs his own board shaping company Skindog Surfboards and School!

 


 

Luke Dillon

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

Sponsors: Korev Cornish Lager, Typhoon International Wetsuits, Seaandsons Surfboards, Spy Optics Sunglasses, Dakine, FCS Fins, Fistral Beach Newquay, Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa 

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Luke is one of Britain’s most successful Mens competitive shortboard surfer both in the UK and internationally in recent years. His list of achievements are impressive with highlights including being the youngest ever winner of the British National Mens Open Surfing Championship and the UKPSA Mens Surf Tour. He’s also picked up numerous prestigious awards including Mens International Competitor Of The Year’ (Carve Magazine) and ‘Services To The Sport Of Surfing’ (UKPSA). 

"When I was a kid, it was awesome watching all the International Pro Surfers coming to Newquay and competing, I tried to surf with them as much as possible, and I loved watching the contest and the buzz that surrounds it. It’s an honour to be a Boardmasters Ambassador, and to surf an International event on my home beach is pretty special." - Luke Dillon

2018 sees Luke scheduled to compete around the world in the WSL QS Tour and we can’t wait to get behind him!

 


 

Lucy Campbell

Location: Woolacombe, North Devon

Sponsors: Olympus, Korev, Sun God, Adams Surf Boards

Follow: Instagram | Facebook

Lucy has multiple Women’s competitive shortboard titles under her belt, including UK Pro Surf Tour Champion & British Nationals Champion. She’s one of the UK’s brightest hopes and she’s set her sights on getting to the top!

Lucy’s 2018 kick-stared with various training trips across the world, including Australia. The rest of the year will see her competing in the World Qualifying series events, including Boardmasters!

“I’m so happy to be an Ambassador for Boardmasters! It is always one of my favourite events of the year, the atmosphere on the beach is just amazing.” - Lucy Campbell

We’re super stoked to show our support for Lucy and can’t wait to see her shredding at Fistral this Summer!

 


 

Tassy Swallow

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

Sponsors: VANS, O'Neill, Fourth Surfboards, Melon Optics.

Follow: Instagram | Facebook

Tassy's competitive career includes numerous junior British, English & Cornish Championship titles, seventh in Europe and fifteenth in the world. Alongside Luke & Lucy - Tassy has been selected for the English surf squad training for the ISA world surfing championships in Japan later this year. Tassy also focuses her passion for coaching & empowering women to set up a surf club for young girls in her hometown of St.Ives. We look forward to showing our support for Tass throughout the year and at Boardmasters!

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