Solid start in Se­niors for Ga­bel

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Looklocal -

SOUTH Perth’s Bren­dan Ga­bel com­peted in last week­end’s first round of the WA Body­board Ti­tles in Yallingup and came home with a fourth place in the Over-24 Se­nior Men’s di­vi­sion.

Surf­ing WA events manager Justin Ma­jeks said Ga­bel joined an im­pres­sive field of WA’s most ex­pe­ri­enced and ex­cit­ing body- board­ers, who rel­ished the pow­er­ful and punchy surf off Yallingup.

About 70 com­peti­tors made the most of two ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tions – Mouse­traps and Smith Beach – as cham­pi­ons were crowned across eight di­vi­sions.

“We were lucky enough to utilise a cou­ple of great spots this week­end, which served up a real test for our com­peti­tors,” Ma­jeks said. “A shal­low reef break day one, then an open beach, which was a bit of a swell mag­net for the fi­nals.”

At­ten­tion now turns to the next stop on the SunS­mart WA Body­board Ti­tles which head to Man­durah in May and Scarborough in June, be­fore Na­tion­als in Au­gust.

Pic­ture: Surf­ing WA/Woola­cott

Bren­dan Ga­bel in ac­tion.

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