Ben Skinner 3rd in the World Championships, China
This week iON athlete Ben Skinner competed against the worlds best surfers in the Jeep World Longboard Championship in Riyuewan, Hainan, China.
Ben performed excellently throughout the week winning many of his heats even scoring a perfect 10.00 point ride in the Semifinal. Skinner lost his rhythm in the final heats but managed to take third place in the World Championships.“This is the highest i’ve ever finished at this event,“ Skinner said. “I’m stoked with my performance and this result, it’s much closer to where i want to be. Ever since i was a kid I wanted to be Longboard World Champion and today i got pretty close to that. I’ve had a great time here in China, the waves have been pumping the whole event”
Ben travelled to China with his farther and team mate Adam Griffiths but will return to the UK tomorrow to his home in Perranporth, Cornwall to celebrate with his friends and family.
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