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local-champions

Local champions

The surf of Gower has produced two notably talented champion surfers in Pete Jones and Carwyn Williams.

Pete Jones from Llangennith is a former British and European surf champion of the 1970s. He first surfed at Langland Bay, Gower, when a friend offered him a chance on a board. He apparently stood up first time and a lifelong passion was born. Pete Jones still lives on Gower, running a surf shop with his son who also surfs competitively and has held the title of Welsh champion many times.

Carwyn Williams from Mumbles won the European Professional Surfing Tour in 1985 and 1986. He went on to beat the reigning world champion in 1988 during a Rip Curl Pro event. In 2007 he was awarded the ASP Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding career in surfing.