Circle One Portrush Surf Contest – UK Pro Surf tour

The ‘Circle One Portrush Open’, to be held 27th– 28th October 2007 in Portrush, Northern Ireland, is a brand new event, the 7th of 8 UK Pro Tour competitions being held this year at some of the best surf venues in the country. For the first time ‘Circle One’ will be the main sponsor of a professional surf competition- a ground breaking new tour venue, the first ever seen in Northern Ireland.

Dave Reed, Director of the UK Pro Surf Tour states,” Expanding the tour further a field up from Thurso, Scotland and overseas to one of the most scenic countries alone and more challenging waves opens such an array of opportunities for our field of international athletes on tour. With great support from our main event sponsor, Circle One, this leg of the tour is expected to be a success”.

Jeff Townsley, founder and Company Director of Circle One further comments, “Sponsoring such an important competition for professional surfers reflects how positive we feel about Circle One’s current offer and the UK Surf market in general-we’re proud to be hosting what should be a fantastic event.”

He adds. “It’s great to see the authorities there being so supportive with regards the Portrush event. Circle One has long been a supporter of grassroots surfing, particularly local competitions and activity in the South West.”

The Uk Pro Tour event in Portrush is expected to attract spectators from all over the UK and Ireland plus the maximum number of competitors, many of whom will be eyeing the £4,000 prize purse. Circle one’s sponsored rider, Matt Capel explains, ”I’m Looking forward to this event in Northern Ireland, it is good to see Circle One, a good British company, supporting the British tour. I’m doing well on the tour and this is a big event with good points and prize money- I look forward to surfing well.”

On board again we have relentless who will be providing us not only with endless supplies of energy drink but also with the £250 money maneuver prize. With all these sponsors including G-shock, skinners ale and wavelength on board also with an international field of surfers, 2007 will be the most exciting UK surf tour to date.

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