"The North West Surf Club held its annual 'Wildstyle Competition' at
Pollan Bay, Ballyliffen in Inishowen, Co. Donegal. As like last year there
were two divisions 'Novice' and 'Open', and surfers could ride whatever
type of board they liked.
The event started in heavy rain with offshore 2-3ft waves on the reef at
Ballyliffen, some strong early performances from Jim Lenfsty, Tony Doherty
and Kieron Scallion made for some exciting 1st round heats.
As the day progressed the wind swung around to the NW and conditions
became more difficult.
The Open final was moved to further down the beach as the tide had dropped
and was held in solid over head waves, with some excellent surfing from
the four surfers including local surfer's Sean Mclaughlin and Iain Gilmour
who was riding a single fin fish. But it was Jim Lenfsty, last year's
runner up who put in a powerful performance to take this years Final.
The club would like to thank all the competitors and spectators for turing
out in such horrible weather, and Ocean Warriors in Portrush for
sponsoring the prizes.
1 Ben Holly
2 Andrew Gallagher
1 Jim Lenfsty
2 Sean McLaughlin
3 Kieron Scallion
4 Iain Gilmour
The N.W.S.C's next event will be held on 1st November @ Ballyheirnan Bay
Fanad. We Hope to see you there!"