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Ben Haworth

CURRENT BRITISH CHAMPION and recently runner up for mens open European title.


Age- 21

Rides for : Bear surfboards. Boardbarn. Gul. Oxbow

Best boards: 9.0 Lufi Skindog model /5.8 bone short board. The best boards ive have ever surfed.

Ambitions : To be British and European champion. To qualify for the world tour.

Best results:
2007: British and English junior champion
2008: English Champion
2008: 1st place Noosa surf festival
2009: 1st place Atlantic games Portugal
2010: 1st place Jesus long board classic
2010: Ranked 3rd in Britain
2011: Won 3/4 b.l u events so far this year to be crowned British champ.

Ben AKA Fizzer is a longboarder from North Devon, usually found sliding around the caves at Saunton or the tubular caves of Croyde, depending on the tide.

Although he is only 21 years old, it feels as though he has been around the scene for way longer, posting huge results in the contest arena, locally and internationally. Ben has the honor of having won the 2008 Noosa Surf festival event, taking down a field of over 600 of the worlds best longboarders, then backing it up on the podium the following year as runner up. An incredible result from an “unknown” talent from quiet Devon.
A by-product of competing since the age of 9 possibly?

He has been a regular fixture on the English and British surf teams, and is currently dominating the BLU’s contest scene, having just taken out the first and second event of the year so far. [actually as of last weekend he is now British Champ having won the 3rd B.L.U contest of the season and putting himself in an unstoppable position!]

He is definitely the bright young thing of U.K longboarding right now, and on an unstoppable upward trajectory. He has a very dedicated approach to working with the media, starring in a surf movie that was shot, produced and distributed by a supportive family network.

Ben is amazingly unrepresented by any brands offering more than just product at present, and is looking like a perfectly ripe banana for any company who wants to capitalize on his rising star status. Any company willing to offer a sound financial backing will benefit from a huge amount of A grade footage and exposure in return.

image journal

  • not yesterday
  • Inverted perceptions
  • Exotic location
  • Standing stones
  • Surrealism
  • Vapourous ships of the dawn
  • Metal detectors behind me
  • Hands up this is a stick up
  • It's behind you
  • Stiff offshore
  • First drop in temperature for weeks
  • Towers of rain
  • Great anvils of moisture
  • The architect of the tide
  • Bird botherer
  • Serene scene

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