BEN PROFFITTS FROM NEW DEAL rider Ben Proffitt has just returned back from six weeks training

on Maui. Before leaving he secured a new sponsorship deal from Neil Pryde and

JP boards with backing from Dave Buckland at Funsport Rhosneigr.

The new deal came about because Ben was finding it difficult to honour long-time

sponsors Boardwise due to all of his training being done on Dave's doorstep.

Ben would like to say a big thank you to his friend Ian Gregorelli for the help

and support over the past ten years, and is now looking forward to working with

Dave and his new sponsors in 2002.

Hope to see you all at the UK Freewave event at Rhosneigr 1st - 4th June. for

more information contact Funsport - 01407 810899