Ben Skinner runner-up in long-board at 2012 Boardmasters

Ben Skinner

Newquay-based surfer Ben Skinner has finished as runner-up in the Boardmasters longboard event for the second consecutive year.

Skinner, who hails from Jersey, had high hopes going into this year's competition after becoming European Champion last November.

However, reigning champion Antoine Delpero performed two 8-point rides in the final to retain his title.

Meanwhile, Guadeloupe's Charles Martin took the short-board event trophy.