Capel Fourth Place Points Way To Big Future For Headworx Young Gun
Headworx surfer Matt Capel put his youth to one side at the weekend to claim an impressive and well-deserved fourth place in the British National Surfing Championships, the most prestigious event on the British surfing calendar.
Matt went great guns to reach the final at Tynemouth, where he narrowly lost out to three of the UK’s most experienced competitors – Alan Stokes, Sam Lamiroy and Johnny Fryer.
“I’m stoked to be among the top four. commented Matt. “I knew this would be a big event and this is the one that all British surfers want to win. Obviously I’d have liked to have come out on top in the final but the conditions were tough and I just couldn’t find the wave I needed for a big score. I’m putting this down as some more top contest experience and I’m definitely gonna be back all guns blazing next year.
Matt’s sponsors Headworx were delighted with yet another big result for the 19-year old. Matt was one of the youngest surfers at the event and has only just graduated from the junior circuit this year.
“This is a sign of great things to come from Matt, commented Headworx team manager Ben Byfield. “With another winter’s training to look forward to and with an England senior team call-up for the European Champs next weekend, at Headworx we have no doubt that Matt will be making an even bigger impression on the contest circuit next year.
Around 150 of the best British surfers battled it out in the Women’s, Men’s and Seniors competitions.
Matt’s achievements were even more rewarding in front of the record crowd of over 5,000 people who appeared on the beach to offer their support. Organisers were astounded with the crowds which were almost double last year’s turnout.Matt now travels to Portugal for the European Championships which start on Saturday.