Craig McLachlan (SCO) has made history by becoming the first ever Scot to win a shortboarding British title by becoming the Junior British Champion in superb fashion by surfing excellently right through the event and beating the current U16 European Junior Champion Lukas Skinner (ENG) in the final (for the second time since August).
Other Scottish competitors also had fantastic runs in the event including Callie Cruickshank (SCO) and Lola Mitchell (SCO) both making the semi finals of the U18 Girls and Lola also in the Open Womens Semis – both girls have many years left at junior level and are very exciting prospects.
The British Surfing Championships & British Cup was held over the weekend in the principality of Llantwit, Wales. Tricky conditions on the Saturday, but pumping on the Sunday.
Some great performances with Luke Dillon (ENG) taking the Mens Open. Particularly fitting words we think reflecting an amazing British surfing community.
“British Champion 2022. What a genuinely great weekend, it’s always nice to win but to see all guys & girls from the U.K. Nations and see how good everyone was surfing in tough conditions was fun to see. It’s always nice to share the ocean with the guys on screen and the ones who didn’t get it this year (All Rippers to me).”
Alys Barton (ENG) took the womens and under 18 womens. She is now a U18 Euro Champ, two times Boardmasters champ, Womens under 18 and Open English and British champ.
17 year old Thurso local Craig McLachlan won the under 18s and finished fourth in the Open.
Well done to the comp organisers and big thanks to the locals for looking after everyone.
🥇Luke Dillion 🏴 🏆
🥈Stanley Norman 🏴 🥉Logan Nicol 🏴 🏅Craig Mclachlan 🏴
Under 18 Boys
🥇Craig McLachlan 🏴🏆
🥈Lukas Skinner🏴 🥉Kieron Smith 🏴 🏅Eli Perrins-Davies 🏴