Miles was a stand out of the contest with his solid surfing to take the title at the Quiksilver King of the Groms and earned himself a place in the European final in the Basque spot, Zarautz, Spain on the 7th & 8th August. Last year Miles won the U14's which bagged him a spot in the European final which was held in Capbreton in France.
Up for grabs at the European Final will be a place in the International Final, due to take place for the second consecutive year on the beaches of Hossegor, Seignosse, Capbreton and Saint Jean de Luz during the Quiksilver Pro France from 23 September to 4 October. Places are precious and only the top two from the European Final at Zarautz will go through to the international event.
The contest saw some big names exit early. Miles surprisingly bowed out of his U14's semi final which came as a shock as he had won this category in the previous year. He'll be joined in Europe by Bude's Jobe Harris who came second in the Under 16s category and won the U14's. Jobe showed great potential with his mature surfing style.
Winners of the Irish and Jersey legs, Conner Maquire and Alex Vibert will be joining the Newquay ‘Kings'.
The Under 16s final saw some good surfing in the solid 4ft high tide Fistral. Miles Lee Hargarves dominated the final with Jobe Harris second, Luke Dillon and Zack Lawton took third and fourth places respectively.
The Expression Session saw the younger generation shine throw with Harry Timson pulling a front side aerial taking the title from Liam Turner grab tailside's. Liam Turner was a stand out during the whole contest with his progressive style. Laura Crane is a future star to watch with her impressive surfing.
Contest director Joanne Hillman of the British Surfing Association said "It was great this year to see the new young talent coming through; there were a lot of new names in the final. Hopefully this will give them a boost of confidence in future contests. I would like to thanks Fistral beach surf hire for letting us run the contest, also a big thanks to Meena and Spencer from Quicksilver for there help over the weekend."
Spencer Hargraves of Quiksilver UK said, "The weather and conditions were very unpredictable this weekend but the standard of surfing from the groms was consistently high over the course of the whole two days. We have some really strong talent here in Britain and there's every chance that either Miles, Jobe could go all the way. We wish them all the very best of luck for their heats in Spain later this year and I just want to say a big thanks to the BSA for all their support this weekend."