North Devon surf clubs took all the glory at the 2013 Offsure British Interclub Championships held at Widemouth Bay.
Celebrating grassroots surfing, the event saw the biggest entry in its history with nearly 130 surfers representing clubs from across the UK in junior, women's and open divisions.
The country's newest surf club – Bude Wave Riders, founded just five months ago – was picked to host the event and there was a positive, friendly vibe throughout the weekend. It was all about friends, surfing and having fun – while really trying to win.
Conditions could not have been better, although a bit of sun would have been nice. Swell built as the weekend progressed with perfect 3-4ft sets, groomed by offshore winds, hitting the bay on Sunday, which allowed surfers to really show what they could do.
Day one saw Croyde women Andrea Lawrence, Karma Worthington, Peony Knight and Flora Lawton in fine form with every member scoring maximum points in a dominant display.
Peony and Karma won again on Sunday to ensure Croyde were crowned queens of the beach.
Karma also surfed as a last-minute replacement in the open division and smashed her way to second place, ahead of Woolacombe Boardriders captain Paul Barrington.
Despite their captain's poor showing in his final heat, the points total accrued by the rest saw Woolacombe pull off a famous victory against long-time rivals Croyde.
Woolacombe's 2011 Red Bull Break 5 winning team were reunited, with the addition of Barrington, and it was safe to say this win held more significance for Ste Corcoran, Neil Clifton, Archie Willis, Josh Witts and Nick Thorn who were all smiles as they were pronounced victors by 16 points from Croyde.
Barrington said: "I'd like to thank my entire squad for surfing, partying and harnessing everything Woolacombe Boardriders stands for.
"It's been a great final year for me leading the Boardriders and I will claim to be undefeated for evermore."
Barrington, 36, has been picking teams, organising contests and helping find sponsors for "what seems like years" but, with a second child on the way, he felt the time was right to stand down from the committee.
"I'm not retiring from competitive surfing, so I'll be out to play, but it's time for someone else to take the reins," he said.
Things were very close in the junior division with just four points separating the top three teams. Croyde A juniors Taz Knight, Jack Banks, Storm Wall and Garin Clay took the title with 62 points. Bude A, on 60, and Woolacombe, 58, were close behind.
Everyone's efforts had been geared to securing the overall win for their club and the surfers waited with baited breath for the big reveal.
It was the Croyde crew jumping for joy, ensuring the trophy they won last year was only out of Billy Budds for 48 hours.
Nick Lloyd, the Croyde captain, said: "It was hard getting the team together but we got there in the end."
Charlie Green, of Bude Wave Riders, said: "We were so stoked to be able to welcome surfers to Bude for this event. We are already amped for next year and look forward to taking the title off Croyde."