Kingsbridge Community College student Noah Capps has won the English National Surfing Championships.
The 2017 English National Surfing Championships were held over the May Bank Holiday weekend at Perranporth Beach, Cornwall. The contest attracted surfers from all over the country and an ever increasing number of English surfers based abroad.
Kingsbridge Community College surfer Noah Capps surfed through an incredibly tough Under 16 division to take his maiden national title having finished so close on a number of occasions.
After challenging quarter and semi-finals, Noah excelled in the great waves of Saturday night to beat out Lanzarote based surfer Finley Miller in the final for the much coveted title.
Noah said: “I have dreamt of winning this for so long and have worked so hard and narrowly missed out before, so I’m so excited to have won it.
"I am so pleased to have won for myself but also for all the people who have supported me and believed in me!”
Noah surfs for Dutch sportswear brand Protest and rides Luke Young surfboards. He also trains with Discoverysurf and receives additional sponsorship from Trioceansurf.
Having made his first international appearance for England at the European Championships in December of last year, Noah is part of the 2017 English Junior squad preparing for the World Championships to be held in Japan in September and this result will significantly boost his chances of making the team.
He returns to action with contests on the UK Pro Tour over the next few months.
Head of PE Helen Meek added: “Noah has worked incredibly hard to get to the position he is today. To be a national champion is an amazing achievement and staff and students at KCC are incredibly proud.”