Ireland's Easkey Britton Crowned BPSA Tour Champion
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Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 November, 2006 : - - The final event of the BPSA (British Professional Surfing Association) Tour, the Gul Newquay Open took place last weekend, 11th 12th November, at Fistral Beach, Newquay. The event was the decider to crown this years overall BPSA Tour Champions.
The Women's event was of particular interest with all of the events to date having been won by Irish women surfers. Shauna Ward, Bundoran took the first event on the calendar, followed by a win for Nicole Morgan, Bundoran then a win for Easkey Britton, Rossnowlagh and another for Nicole.
Going into the final event Nicole Morgan was leading but needed to secure a spot in the final at the Gul Newquay Open to retain the BPSA Women's title that she won in 2005. Close behind was Easkey Britton, who having missed one event needed a win at Gul Newquay Open to take the title. Shauna Ward was also hoping to finish the year with a good performance.
However it was Easkey who clinch the women's event at the Gul Newquay Open with Shauna runner up and Nicole having to settle for fifth place, just outside the final. The win pushed Easkey (current Irish Women's Champion) into the top spot in the rankings to crown her BPSA Women's Tour 2006 Champion. Nicole finished second overall with Shauna in third, great performances from Ireland's top women surfers.
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