Skinner’s world bronze

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Competing against some of the world’s best surfers in the longboard competition, Skinner, who now lives in Cornwall, made it through various rounds of the competition and came back from a drop to the repercharge heats to reach the final.

And in an exciting culmination of the week-long event, Skinner produced an amazing show against American Tony Silvagni, Frenchman Antoine Delpero and Australian Harley Ingleby, to claim third overall despite having double-headed competitions and come straight from Japan.

Three years ago Skinner took silver at the World Surfing Games in California and this latest result proves that feat was no fluke for the former Victoria College student.

‘The bronze medal definitely means a lot to me,’ said Skinner yesterday as he changed flights in Madrid on his way back to the UK.

‘It shows consistency from me and proves it wasn’t a one off at the World Games three years ago. I was surfing against some of my favourite surfers and some of the best in the world and it felt great.’

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