Irish surfer Nicole Morgan made a strong showing at last weekend's Newquay Open, the final stop on this season's UK Pro Surf Tour.
The Belfast native - who now lives in Bundoran, Co Donegal - placed fourth after the two-day event at Fistral Beach, the BBC News site reports.
But it wasn't enough to knock season standout Gwen Spurlock from the top of the points table.
The 19-year-old Welshwoman's fifth-place finish was all that was needed to secure her third British tour title in four years.
But Morgan - who previously won the overall title in 2008 - made a strong challenge to the end, finishing the season just 60 points short of the top spot.