British number 1 Ben Haworth has signed for Bear Surfboards. After an ongoing struggle to secure any serious backing despite some solid contest results (including winning the 2011 BLU Championships!) Ben’s recent 2nd place in the Euro Surf Championships in Bundoran caught the eye of Bear Surfboards and they whisked him out to Italy earlier this week to hammer out a contract.
Ben has returned as Bear’s newest team rider and it’s nothing more than he deserves after a great season and years of hard graft! A massive well done to Ben from everyone at Eyeball, yeeeeeeeeew!
Bear Surfboards press release:
Bear Surfboards is proud to announce a new rider in his International Team: Ben Haworth! The guy from North Devon is longboarder # 1 in England, and recently add a 2nd place at the Eurosurf in Bundoran 2011 to his palmares. At the press conference in Italy Ben said “I’m very happy to join the Bear Surfboards Team in this period that is so positive for me! The results are confirming my fast growing in the european contests and Bear will help me to score more interesting results in the rest of the World! I have chosen Bear because it is my world favourite longboard brand!”.
Here are some shots of Ben enjoying some of the fun waves that we had yesterday. All shots (c) Pete Hill