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Ben Haworth through to the European Surfing Championship Final

October 1, 2011

Ben Haworth has made it through to the Euro Surf Longboard final, to be held tomorrow in Bundoran.  The Saunton shredder has won 4 of his 5 heats on the way, including this last semi final match up:

H 25 Competitor Info Pts P
Ben Howarth Eng 12.4 1
Bruno Charneca Por 5.33 4
Adam Griffiths Eng 9.67 3
Deniel Alexis Fra 10.43 2

In the final, made up of two Frenchmen and two Brits, he will be facing Arauzo Remi (Fra),  Ben Skinner (UK), Deniel Alexis (Fra).  You can cheer him on and watch it live at http://eurosurfbundoran.com/live/

Here is yesterday’s (30 September) contest write up:

In a tough day for the Irish Team both Richard Fitzgerald (Masters) and Easkey Britton (Ladies) were knocked out of the competition with Easkey narrowly missing out on a place in the finals by a mere 0.5.  Going head to head in the surf masters on Sunday are Spaniard Dani Garcia, Paulo Rodrigues (Por) Salvaire Olivier (Fra) and Greg Owen (Wal).  After an impressive round Ashleigh Smith (Ire) is straight through to the body boarding ladies final on Sunday with her competitors to be determined tomorrow.

Ben Howarth (Eng) dominated his heat in the longboard competition leaving Josh Le Marquand (Chi), Nick Dowrick (Wal) & Bruno Chameca (Por) to fight for second place.  In the end Bruno was triumphant and the two men will battle it out tomorrow along with Adam Griffiths (Eng) and Deniel Alexis (Fra) for a coveted place in the final.

Also looking to earn a place in the final is Tyrone body boarder Darragh McCarter who will face some stiff competition tomorrow against Jeremy Arnoux (Fra), Braihm Iddouchh (Mor) and Manuel Centeno (Por).

There is an 11am check in tomorrow with the semi-finals and Repecharge for the longboard, ladies Surf, Open body boarding and Open Surf taking place.  All finals will be held on Sunday.

The entertainment programme “Eurosurf Party” and the “Eurosurf Film Festival” both continue until the end of the week with headliners The Undertones playing Paris Nightclub in the town on Saturday night.

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