Exmouth's Bridge crowned world youth champion

PUBLISHED: 10:19 10 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:19 10 July 2013

Tom Bird in action

Tom Bird in action


Last week saw the Kite Surfing Youth World Championships take place on the Costa Brava, writes Mark Briggs.

After five days of competition 12-year-old Tom Bridge emerged triumphant to be crowned world youth freestyle champion in the eight to 14 year age group.

The youngster was joined in the competition by brothers Guy and Ollie and all three bothers are students at Exmouth Community College.

The three brothers were representing Great Britain over the five days of events that led to a final day where judges scored 12 attempts at tricks with the best five to count.

Young Bridge scored 35 with his highest scoring move being 7.76 with a double hinterburger pass. This beat 13-year-old brother Guy who finished with 20 points.

The two Bridge lads stood tall on the podium at the end having taken the first two places!

The older of the Bridge boys, 15-year-old Tom endured bad fortune in the early heats seeing him knocked out of the single elimination round to an end to this bid to repeat the success he enjoyed as age group World Champion last year.

Team Bridge are supported by Edge Watersports and The Cranford Club in Exmouth.

They can be seen in action off Exmouth Seafront where they practice kite surfing.

More action on www.edgewatersports.com or follow on twitter @stephbridgekite.

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