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

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Elusive Open of Surf 2014. 18th October, Coney Beach, Porthcawl

With a big storm front hitting the UK and after an anxious few days leading up to the event, the organisers decided to re-locate the comp to Coney Beach.
As the incoming tide pushed around the harbour wall the swell started to increase offering a variety of sections for the competitors to put in some big moves. Early round stand outs included Jordan Reed, James Jones, Ingemar Cressey, Nathaniel James, Cieran Hughes, Joe Morris, Raife Gaskell, Emily Williams & Libby Vernon.

As the midday mark approached, the clouds began to break and the sun appeared warming up the Autumn air. Spectators flocked to the event site to witness a high level of performance surfing and try out the numerous demo skateboards on offer, courtesy of Carver & Sunset.

The women, longboard and U/18 finals were eagerly contested with excellent performances from all involved, keeping the judges on their toes. Emily Williams continued her winning form taking the Women’s title, last year’s Longboard runner up Steve Horn did one better and flawless Max Payne picked up the U/18 title.

Prior to the Open Final the eagerly anticipated fancy dress “Super Hero Expression Session” got underway, as 9 competitors hit the water dressed in everything from Super Girl to Banana Man. The competitors raising sponsorship with all proceeds going to Wave Project Cymru.

The Open final got underway in the late afternoon sun with 3 of the top standout surfers of the event, (unfortunately James Jones was unable to surf the final and kindly donated his prize to Wave Project Cymru) Big moves and big scores were posted in a hotly contested heat that had spectators unsure after the 20mins who would take the title. In the end it was Pembroke’s Alex Morris’ narrow victory claiming the trophy and a voucher for a custom shaped Diplock surfboard.

Thank you to all competitors involved, plus a big shout out goes to the co-sponsors: Diplock Surfboards, Obsessive Disorder hardware, Nectar Sunglasses, Carver Skateboards, Sunset Skateboards, City Surf & Skate and Flow Surf & Skate for the support and prizes!!
The event would not have been a success if it wasn’t for the support of Contest Director Bob Blythe, Tabulator Anne Webster-Blythe, Craig Burrows and his team of judges (Coryn, Linda, Steve, Ray), Beach Marshall Stu Bentley, Johnny Hillman and the CS crew, Welsh Surfing Federation, Welsh Coast Surf Club & Bridgend Council.

A day of good waves and great weather plus the Hi tide decking area proved to be a perfect contest site, with an excellent viewing point of all the action. Big thanks to the guys for allowing us to use their facilities.


1st Alex Morris
2nd Harry Cromwell
3rd Jordan Reed
4th James Jones

1st Emily Williams
2nd Libby Vernon
3rd Georgina Lewtas
4th Angharad John

1st Steve Horn
2nd Raife Gaskell
3rd Martin John
4th Arran Bright

1st Max Payne
2nd Nathaniel James
3rd Ceiran Hughes
4th Raife Gaskell

All Photos Claire Beach:

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Women Finalists


Longboard Finalists


U/18 Finalists

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Elusive Open Of Surf returns to Porthcawl.

The 8th Annual Open of Surf 2014 will take place on the 18th October at Rest Bay, Porthcawl.

Co-sponsored by Diplock Surfboards, Obsessive-Disorder hardware, Nectar Sunglasses, Carver & Sunset Skateboards, Flow Surf & Skate, City Surf & Skate, and supported by the Welsh Surfing Federation, the Welsh Coast Surf Club, Christian Surfers and Bridgend Council.

In conjunction with the event, there will be a “Super Hero” fancy dress Expression session with all proceeds going to Wave Project Cymru.

The Wave Project is a not for profit CIC delivering six-week surfing courses for young people with mental health difficulties. For further details contact

Local radio station Bridge FM will be covering the day’s events that include non-stop surfing action, skateboard demonstration and BBQ.

The Elusive Welsh Open has a strong association with Porthcawl, hosting the event on 7 previous occasions. The town has a rich heritage of surfing and is home to a handful of past champions.

Returning this year and hoping to retain his 2012 crown will be ex South African WQS surfer and triple Elusive Champion Mike Young. The question is, can the Elusive Open trophy return to Wales?

There will be an Open, Women’s & Open Longboard category, plus prizes for the highest placed U/16 in each category.

Prizes include a custom shaped shortboard, women’s wetsuit, sunglasses, skateboards, tail pads, clothing and discount shopping vouchers. Elusive owner Nick Clewer added, “We’ve received excellent local support for this event right from the start back in 2006. The town is a perfect location with excellent amenities and the beaches right on the door step, and it promises to be a great fun event.

Entry is £10 per division, please email for further details.

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After a very long English winter and immense work pressure , I found myself jaded by the whole surf thing, some days there was plenty swell but the wind was either howling in the wrong direction, or it was just freezing and I simple felt like I had lost my stoke. The final straw was me racing myself to A&E for an emergency appendix removal, lying in hospital I thought, “I definitely need a surf trip”.

As luck happens my best friend is a surf guide on board the Kaimana which charters around the Mentawais. I had always planned to go, but it always panned out that something else came up, this time I was adamant.

On the 27th of April we set sail from Padang headed for the Ments, what happened after that can only be described as the best thing I could have ever done for myself (exactly what the doctor ordered), for the next ten days I got to surf flawless surf in pristine surroundings, everything from scary to the most playful surf, from heaving Greenbush to skatepark like Roxys. The Crew waited on us hand & foot and made my stay aboard the Kaimana  amazing. Stan my best mate and guide made sure we were on the best waves the islands could spit out for us and general smiles and laughs all round.

Needless to say my stoke is back and I’m frothing harder than ever to surf all the time I feel like an excited grom again!!! Special thanks goes out to my amazing wife who allowed me to go and ran the household while I was getting barrelled of my nut. Big thanks to Elusive clothing, Bodyglove wetsuits, Hurricane and Nigel Semmens surfboards for the continued and appreciated support and huge thank you to Surging Waters and the Kaimana , go check out their website and book a trip, it will take you weeks to get the smirk off your face…. I still look like the Cheshire Cat.

Words: Warren Tuck

Photos: Stan Badger

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The Elusive/Soundwave Jersey Surfabout was held at St Ouen’s Bay on Sunday in unseasonably warm temperatures and clean, consistent 2-3 foot waves.  

Organised and run by Channel Island Team surfers Scott Eastwood and Sam George, the event is the first in the Jersey Surfboard Club’s 2014 contest calendar and was hailed as a great success by the competitors and spectators alike.  

First in the water on the Sunday morning was the hotly contested Junior division. Pre event favourite Charlie Rio surfed solidly throughout to secure his place in the final along with three of the islands other top juniors Hayden Bishop, Finlay Clayton and Jay Clayton. It was Rio who started strongest in the final securing a high scoring wave at the start of the heat however with difficult low tide conditions, he struggled to find a good back up ride. Bishop surfed stylishly and consistently throughout however couldn’t find a wave that would enable him to perform to his full potential. Jay clayton wasn’t able to recreate the form that had seen him surf comfortably into the final and it was his older Brother Finlay who surfed with power and finesse to take the win over Rio with Bishop in third and Jay Clayton in fourth.  

The women’s division was fought out between two of the islands top surfers Shelly Mcfarling and Charlotte Bayliss. Both have extensive contest experience both in Europe and the UK and the standard was high throughout the final. It was however the powerful turns of Mcfarling who took the win over Bayliss in a closely contested final.  

The longboard division saw some new faces make the final as some of the more established competitors were knocked out in the semi finals. Will Glen took fourth place overall with a mixture of stylish nose riding and smooth rail to rail surfing. Contest organiser Sam George surfed consistently throughout to take third place overall whilst first and second place was a battle between North Devon professional Ben Howorth and Jersey’s former European Junior champion Josh Le Marquand. Despite some solid surfing by Le Marquand, it was Howorth who took the win after a solid score in the opening minutes that he backed up with another good score n the dying minutes of the final.  

The coveted open division saw some of the islands top junior surfers pitted against a number of older, more experienced Channel Island Team surfers. Cousins Ben and Matt Chapman surfed solidly throughout the event to make the final along with current British Mater’s Champion Scott Eastwood and the in form Christian Boletta. Eastwood started strongest with a long walling left that allowed for a combination of snaps and cutbacks however he was unable to back the ride up with a second scoring ride. Fellow Channel Island Team surfer Ben Chapman suffered a similar fate and he also wasn’t able to recreate his earlier form whilst Boletta notched up a number of solid scoring rides and looked likely to take the win. It was however Matt Chapman, freshly back from a trip to surfing’s homeland in Hawaii who capitalised on the long left hand waves on offer that allowed him to execute a number of critical turns and tail slides that saw him narrowly take the title over Boletta with Eastwood in third and Ben Chapam in fourth.