Surfers from across the North East hit the waves as they competed in the South Shields Surf Club Octuberfest competition.
The contest featured a range of categories, including the men’s competition, longboarding, whitewater, under-18s under-12s and even fancy dress.
Here are nine photos from the event.
1. Under 12's category
Competitors in the under 12's category of South Shields Surf School's Octuberfest surf competition at Sandhaven Beach, South Shields. Photo: Tim Richardson
2. Riding high
Surfer Jesse Davies riding waves at Sandhaven Beach Photo: Other 3rd party
3. Young surfer
Young surfer competes the under 12's category of South Shields Surf School's Octuberfest Photo: Tim Richardson
4. Ross Hargreaves
Local surfer Ross Hargreaves takes part in the competition Photo: Other 3rd party