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Despite being greeted by small conditions, the 100 strong field of Men and women surfers were as keen as ever to get in the water and battle it out for the huge cash prizes on offer and the title as the 2010 Greenaway Pro champion. The small and bowly conditions offered contestants rides with enough power to enable spins, turns and even a few airs.

Over the next four days some of the countries best surfers came to Porthmeor (St. Ives) to honor and compete in the name of Tom Greenaway. Judging by the turn out clearly he had a massive impact on the surfing community. Inside the competitors area the vibe seemed more like a friendly birthday party than a battle for £3500 prize money, everybody fed on fine paella and fresh sardines a place where winners and losers spent whole days together and every contestant hung their own jersey back on the rack. A sight not often seen at professional surf competitions. With an integrated NO-PRO with the open division locals from St. Ives and surrounding areas were given the chance to go head to head with some of Europe’s best surfers.

On Wednesday St. Ives girl Tassy Swallow took the women’s title, Thursdays masters final was a battle but local hero Tim Whitfield kept on top snaking down the line with turns that have made him famous and this time made him champ. On Friday Remi Geffroy won £400 and the bodyboard crown. The Longboard, Open and U18 finals were postponed until Saturday morning to try and favor the swell conditions. Tom Owens dominated the little waves in the NO-PRO and bagged a brand new stick from DTL, U18 champ and all round nice dude Toby Donachie won the cash. The HUB Longboard open was the battle of the competition it was close but Ben Skinner beat Mike Lay and walked away the first Greenaway Pro Longboard champ. The king of the competition though was Tom Butler from newquay his fitness and smile shone through at all times, he was a happy man. All of the trophies were awarded at the After party, a long wait for some of the competitors.

Friday night saw the St.Ives Cinema play host to the Greenaway Pro 2010 Acoustic and Film night .It was as promised, an intimate affair of exquisite acoustic performances and some breathtaking imagery from some of the countries finest filmmakers. Mickeys Smiths ‘Dark Side Of The Lens ’ left people truly speechless, demonstrating how five short minutes of choice footage and words can be both overwhelmingly powerful and beautiful. Frankie Davies made her South-West debut with a stand out performance, and whilst its a shame to use words heard all too frequently, she proved why she is very much a star in the making.

Not only did the performances create a truly unique and special evening, but the sell out crowd managed to strike to a perfect balance between an appreciative silence throughout, whilst drinking the bar dry in the short intervals.

Saturday nights concert at the Guildhall, St.Ives was inevitably a raucous display of celebration at its best. With tickets selling out almost a fortnight before hand, there was a predictable frenzy for any spare tickets in the hours leading up to the doors opening. After crowing this years champions in the water, and shelling out over £3500 in prize money, things heated up progressively as the night drew on. The music was sensational, from the gypsy folk party of ‘The Crooked Fiddle Band’ from Sydney, to the all-out riot of ‘Strays’ and finally peaking with headliners ‘Kill It Kid’ showing why they are one of the most talked about bands in the UK.

With the night still young it was time for the Guildhall to hand over to the Isobar which didn’t really seem to know what had hit it. A full house of relentless party animals, led by The Mystery Jets’s DJ’s took things to a new level right through the night until the early hours.

As truly the sum of all its parts The Greenaway Pro surpassed all expectations this year with a bigger turnout, tougher competition in the water, and even more memorable atmosphere. It seems all too rare that an event on such a scale could be void of any negativity, a true testament to the positivity left by Mr.Greenaway himself. From the competitors, to the party goers, the bands and the bar staff, every single person deserves a pat on the back for making the Greenaway Pro something that can be looked forward to year after year.

This years Greenaway Pro raised around £7000 for charities including; Wateraid, Surfers against sewage, Amnesty International, Precious lives appeal, Pakistan flood appeals, RNLI and the Church.

All at the Greenaway Pro would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved and especially Steve Skinner at Skinners brewery, Richard Boon at the HUB, Relentless and Trevor at Down The Line Surf Shop.


1st place — Tom Buttler — £1000
2nd place — Sam Lamiroy — £300
3rd place — Toby Donachie –£150
4th place — Johnny Fryer — £ 75


1st place — Remmi Geffory – £400
2nd place— Aaron Dirham — £200
3rd place — Alex winkworth– £100
4th place — Steve Hall — Zion Wettie


1st place– Ben Skinner –£300
2nd place– Mike Lay –£100
3rd place — James Parry — £50
4th place — Ashley Braunton –£ 25

No Pro

1st place — Tom Owens — Brand new board
2nd place — Joe Moran — Finisterre
3rd place — Adam Bayfield — Alder wetsuit full winter gear and matix
4th place — Josh Roberts — Hecla Clothing

Under 18

1st place —- Toby Donachie — £100
2nd place — Tom Good — £25 + gpro t
3rd place — Patric Daniel — Head Phones/ Watch/ GPRO T
4th place — Luke Dillon — HeadPhones/ Watch and a bag of penny sweats


1st place —– Tassy Swallow — £75
2nd place—- Holly donnelly —£25 + Watch
3rd place—- Emily Harris — Breo watch and thong and Matix T shirt
4th place — Sarah Ashworth –Breo watch and thongs and matix t shirt


1st place — Tim Whitt —- Finisterre `vouchers and breo watch
2nd place — Steff Harkon — boogituque product and breo watch
3rd place — Tony good —- HeclaT shirt and breo watch
4th place — Dave Fox —- Finisterree Voucher