Pad­dlers ready to take a stand in state fi­nals

Joondalup Weekender - - Sport -

GREEN­WOOD stand-up pad­dle boarder Peter Tom­sett is one of the strong chances to claim the top cat­e­gory at the final event of the WA SUP titles this week­end.

The ac­tion heads to Avalon Point in Man­durah, where six di­vi­sions will be de­cided af­ter the open­ing event at Rottnest Is­land last month.

The competitors will also be look­ing to book a place on the WA team for the na­tional cham­pi­onships.

Surf­ing WA events man­ager Justin Ma­jeks said re­cent form in­di­cated Tom­sett would be one to watch in the blue rib­bon Open men’s di­vi­sion as well as Grace­town brothers Rick and Jake Jakovich and Spear­wood res­i­dent Craw­ford Only.

The competitors could face some try­ing con­di­tions.

“De­spite a tricky forecast, we look for­ward to crown­ing our State SUP cham­pi­ons along the Peel coast­line,” Ma­jeks said. “The wa­ter­ways and waves around Man­durah are ideal for stand-up pad­dle­board­ing.”

Dun­craig res­i­dent Chris Twomey will hunt vic­tory in the Over-50 di­vi­sion.

Pic­ture: Justin Ma­jeks

Peter Tom­sett hopes to make waves in the final event of the WA SUP titles this week­end.

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