Suc­cess for stars

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Sport -

Mar­garet River’s youngest surf­ing stars en­sured the re­gion was well­rep­re­sented at the week­end’s Wahu Surfer Groms com­pe­ti­tion at Trigg Beach.

Duns­bor­ough young gun Jay Robin­son and Red Bluff surfer Coral Du­rant were over­all win­ners in the un­der-14 boys and girls di­vi­sions and earned a three-day trip to the Wahu Surf Camp at Surf­ing Aus­tralia’s High Per­for­mance Cen­tre.

Robin­son scored a com­bined to­tal of 10.66 from a pos­si­ble 20 in a close 20-minute fi­nal to fin­ish with a heat high 6.83 out of 10.

Palmyra surfer Dex­ter Payen­berg, Cottes­loe’s James Ben­nett, and Mar­garet River lo­cal Danny Benedetti made up the rest of the fi­nal line-up.

“I’m stoked, this has to best one of the best prizes you could ever get,” Robin­son told Surf­ing WA.

“The HPC will be an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity and this week­end has been so much fun.”

Mar­garet River surfers Ruby Berry and Ruby Will­cox took first and sec­ond spots in the un­der-12 girls, post­ing 16.84 and 11.11 re­spec­tively.

Berry also topped the un­der-10 girls di­vi­sion with 13.33, ahead of fel­low lo­cal Kaleisha Laun­ders (11.74).

Mar­garet River surfer Brock Laun­ders made it to third place in the un­der-12 boys round, as well as a $250 prize for best and fairest male surfer.

Lilli Cox was fourth in the un­der-14 girls, while young Kye Laun­ders made it to third in the un­der-8 di­vi­sion with 10 points.

Pictures: Surf­ing WA/Ma­jeks

Ruby Berry and Kalei­isha Laun­ders tackle the choppy wa­ters.

Ry Dempsey gives his all in the grom­met com­pe­ti­tion.

Brock Laun­ders lets it rip.

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