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Cornish surfer still determined to win

Cornish surfer Ben Skinner says he's determined to win the title of the world's best longboarder. Ben narrowly missed out at the world championships in Peru last weekend.

He was part of the British team which took part in the event for the first time. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy caught up with Ben and fellow team member Adam Griffiths when they got home.


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Cornish surfer defends European title

Ben Skinner has been crowned European Longboard Champion Credit: Richard Davies/Farscapes Limited.

Cornishman Ben ‘Skindog’ Skinner has successfully defended his title to be crowned European Champion. It's his 10th European Longboard title after winning rounds in his home waters of Watergate Bay, then Morocco and Portugal.

Ben's father Steve runs the award winning Truro brewery Skinner's. He taught Ben to surf at the tender age of three. Ben was nine years old when he began to compete. In 2009, Ben won every domestic contest in the UK. He also won three European Titles in the same year - the first person to do so.



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