FORMER Islander Johnny Fryer has done it again.
The surfing star, 28, who hails from Shorwell and was a student at Carisbrooke High School, has won the English Surfing Championships.
He beat off three other surfers in the men’s final of the event, held by Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay in Cornwall, to take the crown.
Stormy weather meant there was a residual dying swell and thanks to this, contest organisers decided to hold the competition in just one day, meaning the competitors who made their respective finals would have surfed four heats — not only a test of skill and prowess, but fitness and stamina as well.
With two to three foot surf rolling through Watergate Bay all day the finals got started in the early evening.
All four surfers in the men’s competition posted impressive scores but consistency proved to be the key for Johnny, who now lives in Newquay, as he defeated Sam Lamiroy, Richie Mullins and Gordon Fontaine.
It is the second time he has won the competition.