BEN SKINNER IS SHAPING FOR
James Parry, Ben Howey, Ashley Braunton, Adam Griffiths, James Mitchell, Zak Lawton, John McCurry, Sophie Skinner, Ben Skinner
About Ben SkinnerBen Skinner, as known as the “Skindog” has been surfing since the age of 3. His parents Steve and Sarah proud owners of “Skinners Brewery” in Cornwall, an award winning Real Ale company, raised Ben and his three sisters in Jersey. Steve had been a surfer himself since the age of 15 and has also been president of the Jersey Surfboard Club and is always putting back into the sport.
Ben started competing at the age of 8 and took a fond view of the idea of being a Pro Surfer. At the age of 11 The Skinner Family moved to Cornwall where Ben began competing in national surfing events and by 13 was 2x under 14’s British Shortboard Champion. He picked up sponsorship from Quiksilver when he was 12 and began training with some of the worlds elite surfers on Camps around the world doing competitions on the way.
At the age of 15, Ben took to the art of longboarding and decided that he wanted to do the odd longboard event. He entered both open and Junior and won them both. He started doing the BLU events and won the junior division. By 17 he had won every junior and Open Catagories in every major British Event on a longboard.
Now, at 23, his career has only just really started. He is hunting for a World title... With his sheer determination and passion for the sport... and the combonation of his new surfboard designs... We are sure he will succeed!
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