Surfer/Author & Elusive ambassador Tom Anderson surfed his way to Senior Welsh Champion. In a hotly contested division and faced with challenging 4 – 5′ pumping conditions, Porthcawl based Tom delivered the goods to fulfil a lifelong dream.

Congratulations, a well deserved result!

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Full competition results:

U12
1 – Luke Hutchins
2 – E-Jay Cogger
3 – Eli Perrin-Davies
3 – Luke Barfield

U14
1 – Jo Morris
2 – Seth Morris
3 – Jack Mathias
4 – Luke Barfield

U16
1 – Cieran Hughes
2 – Jack Mathias
3 – Seth Morris
4 – Jo Morris

U18 Boys
1 – Rhys Barfield
2 – Arran Bright
3 – Cieran Hughes
4 – Logan Nicol

U18 Girls
1 – Emily Williams
2 – Niamh Mathias
3 – Bethan Lewis
4 – Ffion Hughes

U18 Longboard
1 – Arran Bright
2 – Oscar Arnold
3 – Harry Williams
4 – Tom Horn

Ladies Longboard
1 – Hazel Ilett
2 – Breige Lawrence
3 – Angharad John
4 – Georgina Lewtas

Woman’s Open
1 – Jo Dennison
2 – Emily Williams
3 – Gwen Spurlock
4 – Niamh Mathias

Bodyboard
1 – James MacGregor
2 – Emily Arnott
3 – Owen Alexander
4 – Logan Nicol

Longboard
1 – Rafie Gaskell
2 – Connor Griffiths
3 – Arran Bright
4 – Josh Hocking

Seniors
1 – Tom Anderson
2 – Chris Seage
3 – Rudi Perin Davies
4 – Chris Griffiths

Masters
1 – James Jones
2 – Mark Vaughan
3 – Brad Hockridge
4 – Greg Owen

Grandmasters
1 – Chris French
2 – Mark Vaughan
3 – Rob Silvey
4 – Chris Griffiths

Kahuna
1 – Chris Griffiths
2 – Brad Hockridge
3 – Colin Bright
4 – Ian Thomson

Open Men
1 – Rhys Barfield
2 – Alex Morris
3 – Mark Vaughan
4 – James Jones

photo: Mark Vaughan

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A throwback video from 2013, team rider Eoin McCarthy Deering tests the cold waters of Iceland, all captured on Go Pro.

A few photos from a recent R&R trip, all set for 2015.

Happy New Year!

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Tom La Nord

A surfer turned author, although still surfer through and through. One of Tom’s main goals in life is to surf into old age, and although the years are slowly catching up with him, getting in the water is what drives him as much as ever. After some time competing (and usually losing), Tom was inspired by his passion for travel to write the iconic surf memoir Riding the Magic Carpet – a tale of worldwide trips culminating at South Africa’s Jeffrey’s Bay. While J-Bay is up there with the best waves Tom’s ever ridden, he’s a firm believer in the idea that the situation is as important as the waves, and cites some of his best sessions ever as taking place in a weird and wonderful range of places, from Taiwan to Trestles, low tide Snapper to low-tide Coney.

Tom’s trips have formed the basis for other books too. A hurricane season road-trip along the US East Coast formed the storyline for Chasing Dean and his exploits around our own British Isles were detailed in Grey Skies, Green Waves. Perhaps the least believable thing about Tom is that he is also a former PI, and it is some of these experiences that lie behind his debut thriller, released this autumn: The Actaeon Tide, which is currently being serialised in its entirety by the Western Mail. Spring 2015 will see the release of Code Black, a ‘Quick Read’ title which tells a few tales of the surfing that went down during the recent UK winter storms. He is currently working on a young adults novel for 2016.

Tom also rides for Flow Surf & Skate shop and Luke Young Surfboards, and is delighted to be coming on board as a brand ambassador for Elusive. ‘These guys absolutely, one-thousand per-cent share my idea of what a proper, organic, home-grown, counter-culture clothing label should be. Art matters, surfing is fun – and that’s all there is to it!’

Welcome to the team.

http://www.tomandersonbooks.com

 

Double British Champion Scott Eastwood finds a few gems across the water.

Team riders Scott Eastwood & Greg Norman finished their 2014 contest campaigns in style.

Jersey based Scott returned to the mainland and won both the 2014 British Senior & Masters titles.

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Photos: Dan Sedgwick, @surf_photo

Greg ended the 2014 Hotdoggers longboard contest series with two 2nd place finishes in the Open & Single Fin divisions.

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Congratulations to both for a fantastic finish to the 2014 season.

Elusive are once again proud to be supporting Movember. Yes, we’re ditching the razor in favour of the famous moustache to raise awareness for men’s health. Plus for the month of November we’re donating 10% of all online sales to Movember and also added a 40% reduction SALE to the online store.Go check it out and support the cause http://www.elusivestore.com

For more information on movember visit http://uk.movember.com/

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