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Ben Skinner doing tow-ats in Lusty Glaze for Ford advert.



Ben Skinner : photo courtesy Adventure Centre

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Ben Skinner hits Lusty Glaze for Tow-At fueled car commercial

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 June, 2008 : - - World class surfer Ben Skinner was seen catching ‘air’ during a tow surfing photo shoot for a major car manufacturer at Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay on Thursday. Newquay based Skinner, 23, who recently placed number two in the world at a major longboard contest in Japan, was in action at the popular Newquay beach, which had been hired exclusively by Ford for a promotional photo shoot.

Skinner and his tow partner Ben Granata did a succession of tow-ins using a jetski to slingshot the surfer into waves at maximum speed to create radical moves in front of the clicking cameras. Ford approached Lusty Glaze as a venue for a series of extreme shots to promote its new S-Max car. As a private beach with good quality surf and an excellent safety record, Lusty Glaze was the perfect choice for a shoot of this kind.

As well as helping out with the tow surfing, The Adventure Centre based at the beach organised a high speed ZapCat ride and coasteering session for Ford. The images will be used in an article entitled “Extreme Dad” in a promotional brochure for the Ford S-Max.

Tracey Griffiths, head of centre and beach owner, commented: “With such a strong reputation for adventure and extreme sports, we were an obvious partner for Ford on this project. “Besides all the excitement of welcoming a global brand to our beach, it was amazing to watch a home-grown talent like Ben Skinner in action at Lusty doing what he does best.”

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Elliot Walker

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