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Twenty-five year old goofy-footer Johnny Fryer put on a dazzling display of surfing at Newquay’s Fistral Beach this weekend to claim his maiden British title.

He showed his true competitive spirit and knowledge to be crowned British champion, and took home a Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar as the champion’s trophy. Jayce Robinson & Oli Adams both surfed well in the final but it was Johnny’s day.

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Johnny Fryer claims 2012 English title

by admin on August 18, 2012

Newquay based Isle of Wight surfer Johnny Fryer claimed his third open national title at the English Open Championships held at Watergate Bay, Newquay on the weekend of the 9th-10th June.

Johnny, 28, who learnt to surf at Compton Bay first won the prestigious title back in 2009 before going on to win the British Championships in 2010.
The Championships is the first event on the contest calender and is usually held on the first weekend in May but due to several weeks of poor surf on the North Cornish coast, organisers were forced to postpone the event 3 times. At the 4th time of asking the Championships finally got under way. The storms that had lashed the South west during the week had left a residual dying swell. With this the contest Directors decided to complete the whole of the Men’s and Ladies Open Event in just one day. This meant that each of the competitors who made the finals would have surfed 4 competitive heats in one day. This was not only a test of skill and prowess but fitness and stamina would be a deciding factor too.

With decent 2 -3ft surf rolling through Watergate Bay all day the finals got started in the early evening. The men’s division was well represented with all the top surfers from around the country competing. Johnny was one of the stand-outs in the early rounds of the event, making his way to the final with a combination of consistent, powerful surfing mixed with some new school moves. The final was an array of progressive surfing from all four surfers, each posting impressive scores, but it was Johnny who attacked early in the heat, posting two high scoring waves in the first half of the final, giving him a clear lead that the other finalists never matched. Sam Lamiroy (Newcastle) finished second, Stuart Campbell (North Devon) third and Gordon Fontain (Bournemouth) fourth.

Johnny said after winning ‘The waves were really fun and similar to what I grew up surfing back on the Isle of Wight so I felt really relaxed out there. I surfed every heat as if I was just going for a fun surf and not over thinking things too much. It usually works out best that way. There hasn’t been much surf lately and its been so long since the last contest, I think everyone including myself felt a bit rusty coming into the event. I’m stoked to win and hopefully this will set me up for more success later on in the season.’

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Johnny Fryer wins Saltrock Uk Pro Tour Croyde!

June 2, 2011

UK Pro Surf Tour. Stop 2. Croyde. May 28-30th 2011
The Saltrock Open 2011 went off in style this weekend and ended with crowning a new champion – congratulations Johnny Fryer!
The Saltrock Open stole the show on what is now the busiest weekend of the year in Croyde.  The waves were better than expected reaching 3 [...]

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Johnny Fryer Wins Rider Slip Slider Pro

May 24, 2011

A clean 3ft swell with offshore winds greeted the cream of British surfing talent at Porthmeor beach for the inaugural running of the Rider Slip Slider.
A unique format was used whereby each surfer competed in two heats with the best two scores from either heat gaining a place in the four man final. The tension [...]

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Johnny Fryer Supports Joe Way ‘Paddle for Life’

December 3, 2010
Joe Way Paddle - Newquay 2010

A Team of surfers from Newquay are taking up the Joe Way ‘Paddle for Life’ challenge to raise money for the Cornwall Blind Association.

Quicksilver British champion of 2010, Johnny Fryer, is on the Newquay team and keen to get competitive.  He said, “I am really excited to take part because it is [...]

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CARVE Coaching Weekend 2010

November 20, 2010

Johnny Fryer drafted in for Russle Winter coaching weekend. 
Report: ESF Surf School:
This weekend we were blessed with pumping surf and the presence of British Champion Johnny Fryer for the final Russle Winter coaching weekend.
Solid southeast winds groomed corduroy groundswell lines providing perfect conditions. Saturday morning saw everyone score peeling 3ft lefthanders at Towan in Newquay Bay, [...]

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Johnny Fryer claims the Greenaway Pro title in St Ives

October 2, 2009
Greenaway Pro 2009

St.Ives hosted the first Greenaway Pro in memory of much-loved Surfer Tom Greenaway. A host of the UK’s top Surfers came together to compete and celebrate over a weekend of surfing and music. With the true spirit of community, both locals and visitors, from as far away as South Africa and Australia, came together making [...]

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CARVE Progression Coaching Clinic

September 20, 2009

Johnny Fryer heads up the CARVE Progression Coaching Clinic 2009

October 17-18 Newquay, Cornwall
Sponsored by CARVE Magazine
Have you tried surfing and are now addicted? Are you surfing regularly but now want to take your surfing to the next level?
Who is the Progression Coaching Clinic Weekend for?
The Progression Coaching Clinic weekend is tailored and personalised to suit [...]

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Fryer tames monster surf to win English Championships

May 6, 2009
Johnny Fryer wins English Championship 2009

Thumping double-overhead waves provided the canvas for an impressive display of surfing at Watergate Bay this weekend  in the new format English Open Championships.
With Saturday’s pulsing 6 to 8ft swell on the limit of contestable conditions, organisers opted to run only the elite Open division. But by Sunday the waves had [...]

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Fryer wins invitational Quiksilver Skins surf event

August 30, 2008
Johnny Fryer wins Quiksilver skins event

The August Bank Holiday weekend saw a hive of activity at the inaugural Quiksilver Skins invitation competition, one of the most innovative contest formats to grace the circuit. Thirty two of the country’s top surfers battled it out for the top spot prize of £500 and a Gibson Les Paul guitar.
The [...]

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