North Devon boardrider and Team Korev surfer has started the new season as she means to go on

Woolacombe's Lucy Campbell celebrates being crowned English National Women’s Open Champion.Woolacombe's Lucy Campbell celebrates being crowned English National Women’s Open Champion.

Woolacombe surfer Lucy Campbell has kicked off the season in style, winning the English National Women’s Open Championship in challenging conditions at Perranporth.

Lucy, 22, signed a three-year deal with Korev Cornish Lager in February to enable her to reach more surfing events around the globe to increase her status and ranking amongst the world’s best female surfers.

She has already spent time in South Africa and Spain warming up for this year’s competitions, but winning the national title at the English Surfing event is a real statement of intent.

Speaking after her hard-fought victory, she said: “It got pretty tough out there towards the end of the competition but fair play to everyone who saw it through.

“Winning the title is an amazing start to the season, especially in those conditions, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how far I can push myself this year, both here and in the World Surfing League competitions abroad.”

Lucy won through from a strong crowd to win the Womens’ Open title and now goes on to Mexico to compete in a six star world qualifying series event.