Brent Dorrington from Australia beat Jay Quinn from New Zealand in the final of the O'Neill Cold Water Classic world qualifying series surfing event at Thurso East on Sunday evening. Thurso's Andy Bain, O'Neill's local event co-ordinator, presented the Highland Claymore to Brent. Brent also won $20,000 and a piece of Scottish land, so he can be called Lord Donnington from now on!
The whole event was live on O'Neill's website via 5 cameras and was watched by tens of thousands of surfing fans from all over the world.
The waves for the final were very poor compared to the rest of the week. However, all the surfers said the waves throughout the week were the best they have ever seen for any O'Neill event.