Greenaway Pro - Charity Event


Greenaway Pro Video


Film & Edit – Luke Pilbeam
Interviews by Isa Guha
Additional film by…
Gentleman Broadcasters
Ruaraidh Monies
Alastair Sopp
James Doyle
Eddie Milano Rourke
Ruth Ley
Jack Johns
Matt Smith
Mitch Corbett
And Gentleman Broadcasters who were truly amazing before, during and after the event.

Interviews by Isa Guha.

Also thank you to our sponsors for there continued support and generosity.

Rip Curl
Robie Robies
Barefoot Wine
X-Treme video
Ayr Holiday Park

And a big thank you to Simon Taylor at Collective Events



Greenaway Pro 2013, Ben Howard and DJ Daddy G (Massive Attack) a huge success in Cornwall.


With waves, weather and lots of friendly people.


With solid, fun waves and some of the best surfers in the country, Porthmeor beach became the battleground for The Greenaway Pro 2013 surf contest. With non-stop surfing for three days, every division was fiercely contested and notably the JR’s Rip Shreadathon displayed probably the best two hours of surfing ever to take place underneath the Tate.

The Winners:


OPEN – Billy Stairmaid ,

No Pro – Rowan Clifford,

Wave of the Winter – Dan Skajarowski,

Longboard – Sam Bleakley,

Women’s – Lauren Ringer

Junior – Harry De Roth

Masters – Lee Bartlett.


Even with such an eclectic mix of competitors, locals, family and onlookers, the spirit of kinship and community stayed true to the vibe that seems to be unique to The Greenaway Pro. Competition, but for a good cause. This was carried through all the way to the prize giving on Thursday 19th September, hosted by the Hub, where good food and music were served to help celebrate the coming together of the surfing community once again. Tom Greenaway’s parents John and Ruth presented the Prizes that included £3000 in a purse, sponsorship deals, surfboards, wetsuits, and one of the most precious trophies on the British surf scene. In their own words they “felt like they were amongst friends and that Tom would have loved it”. There was live music from touring band Winter Mountain and some beautiful words from the winners.


Friday Nights ‘AllAwayInGreen Film Festival and Acoustic Night’ at St Ives Cinema, was emotional and inspiring. It was a moving night with some of the most beautiful words, songs and movies enjoyed by a packed audience. Many have agreed it was nothing short of spiritual. Some of the guest speakers had come from as far as south Africa and the US. The short films included Duck Tape surfing, Birthright, and a few that have not been released yet including Hidden Lives (Story on Big wave surfer Tom Lowe). With live music from some of the most exciting up and coming names on the UK music scene Sam Fender, Rokshan and To Kill a King, the appreciative audience cared as much for the first word and melody as the last.

The Greenaway Pro is an emotional roller-coaster of high paced and competitive surfing, soft lyrical long-boarding and heart touching movies all for charity. But above all, the event is as a party to celebrate friendship and life.


Saturday 21st September was a night that will be remembered for many moons, possibly as the biggest musical event that has ever been seen west of Newquay. The stage, sound and structure would have looked more natural at Glastonbury and so would the line up. With Ben Howard and band becoming used to playing to at least 10,000 people, the lucky 1,500 strong crowd on Saturday night experienced something we are unlikely to see again in the near future. His sincerity and warmth came through and he spoke a lot with great appreciation of the elated crowd, during arguably one of his most epic and flawless shows to date. Following Ben Howard was Cornish / London band Brother and Bones, who like usual lifted the roof off the enormous tent when hundreds of people began singing along with the bands well know songs like ‘Hold Me Like The Sun’ and ‘Back To Shore’. Other acts that wowed the crowd were Radio 1’s Hottest Band of 2013 Catfish and the Bottlemen and the awesome To Kill a King, both newly signed and about to hit the big time. This will most certainly be one of those “I was there” gigs that will be talked about in years to come.


The headline DJ was Daddy G from MASSIVE ATTACK and he did what he does best, feeling the vibe of the crowd, with some of his well know tunes he really got the vibe and played a set that took The Greenaway Pro to the end of another successful year.


The success of the Greenaway Pro was self evident in the community spirit that brought the event to life. With an endless number of people giving their time, efforts and support this was truly what it set out to be, a community event. It has engrossed a wider spectrum of love and friendship. Each person involved, from the surfers, musicians, organizers and most importantly the festivalgoers seemed to feel this at every stage of the event. The team behind The Greenaway Pro would like to thank everyone involved for their positive energy, love and for partying for charity. Links

Wave of the Winter – Dan Skajarowski,

Rip Shreadathon


To support the event, please visit or follow @GreenawayPro


Press Contacts
For further press information or images and permissions to copy, please contact – thanks to Clean slate music, Sarah Clarke, James Doyal, Matt Holloway, Mike Newman and Tom Chapman for the photo

Finisterre LookBook.

Our good friends at Finisterre went on a little trip to Norway and produced this for their look book, beautiful.



Friday has sold out, but don’t worry, there are still tickets for Ben Howard on Saturday night. Check out the rest of the line up bellow.


Fancy a trip to France this Autumn? Lyndon Wake Surf School is doing trips aimed at intermediate to advanced surfers. more details bellow

Lyndon Wake – Vive Le France


Ben Howard to headline 2013

Ben Howard and DJ Daddy G (Massive Attack) to headline Greenaway Pro 2013
After widespread anticipation, non-profit Cornish festival Greenaway Pro has announced that double Brit Award singer-songwriter Ben Howard and the legendary DJ Daddy G, part of Bristol duo Massive Attack will be headlining the main Greenaway Pro stage on Saturday 21st September.

September 17th sees the highly anticipated return of Greenaway Pro, a four day surf, music and arts festival created in 2009 as a tribute to local surfer, lifeguard and artist Tom Greenaway. The four day non-profit Cornish festival that brings together surfing, live music, arts and friendship starts with a three day surf contest and culminates in an explosive evening of live music offering over 13 hours of non- stop musical talent.
With the same ethos as previous years of generosity and celebration, Greenaway Pro promises a warm spirit of creative talent and community, fuelled by musicians, artists, film-makers and surfers whom are all drawn together in memory of Tom.
The surf comp takes place from 17th to 19th September on Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives with categories including pro, no-pro, women, Masters, longboard, bodyboard, under 18s, . With a philosophy of inclusivity, surfers of all levels are encouraged to take part with sponsorship opportunities offered for the top four non-pros as well as the biggest cash prizes in the country for a domestic surf comp.
For non-surfers, the event offers a visual feast with the longboard category in particular showing the artistic grace and style that goes into riding waves. Surfers will show agility, strength and poise and visitors can enjoy a vibrant and colourful atmosphere, typical of Cornish surfing communities. For 2013, some of Europe’s finest surfers will take to the water with confirmed entries from pro surfers Jayce Robinson, Oli Adams, Tom Lowe, Fergal Smith, James Parry and Sam Bleakly.
Friday 20th September at St. Ives Cinema will provide an intimate night of acoustic music and short films curated by iconic surf photographer Mickey Smith, director of multi-award winning short video ‘Dark Side of the Lens’, The evening will host the premier of Smith’s latest short film along with performances from some of the nation’s highest acclaimed singer songwriters including To Kill A King and Rokshan Heydari
The festival will reach its climax on Saturday 21st September at the Sandsifter, Hayle with an all-out party of live music and DJ’s until the early hours of the morning. Devon surfer and singer-songwriter Ben Howard who played the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury earlier this summer will bring his autobiographical acoustics to the Cornish coast complemented by dance music legend Daddy G (Massive Attack) who helped pioneered the laid-back sound of trip-hop with
Massive Attack, known for their cinematic fusion of hip-hop rhythms, soulful melodies and dub grooves. Other acts include Catfish and the Bottlemen and Brother and Bones.
New for 2013 is online comp ‘Wave of the winter’, encouraging body boarders to upload a video of their best wave in the UK or Ireland for the chance to win one year’s sponsorship and a £500 cash prize. Videos can be viewed here.
Already the most talked about fest in the South West, Greenaway Pro is a non- profit festival raising funds for charities including WaterAid, British Red Cross and Surfers Against Sewage.
Tickets and entries along with more information can be found at

To support the event, please visit or follow @GreenawayPro

JR’s Rip Shedathon

Jayce Robinson’s Rip Shredathon. Make sure you come test RT’S range of surfboards down at porthmeor beach from the 17th – 21st of september during the contest.

JR’s Rip Shredathon from jayce robinson on Vimeo.

NoPro Bro

For all you unsponsored surfers that don’t like the thought of getting knocked out in your first heat by someone supremely more awesome at riding waves than you, then don’t fret, we have a NoPro. This is how it will work.

- enter the Open. (here)
- rip the waves to pieces
- then the top 4 highest scoring unsponsored riders will qualify to the NoPro final.
- win the NoPro
- fame and prizes

It’s simple. Even if you get a heat with Tom Butler and he get’s straight 10′s, you still have a chance to compete in the NoPro.
We have two customs surfboards up for grabs and a years Gul sponsorship.

2010 NoPro finalists .


Like big waves?? no? don’t watch this then.