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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 14:42 GMT 15:42 UK
Floodlit surf competition staged
Night surf Cornwall. Picture: Lucia Griggi

Newquay hosted one of the most unusual events in the professional surfers' tour - a night surfing competition.

Australian Jarrad Sullivan left three of Cornwall's top surfers in his wake, winning the event at Lusty Glaze beach.

The Fate Face Night Surf was the second leg of the UK Pro Surf Tour and attracted surfers from all over the South West and the rest of Britain.

It was the seventh annual event of its kind and included fireworks and a fly-past by the Red Arrows.

Floodlights were used to light up the beach and water for the final, in which Sullivan made the most of the tricky surf conditions.

Contest director Dave Reed said: "The conditions were most challenging, however, all surfers excelled themselves and have furthermore shown how competitive and professional surfing has become in the UK."


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