Capes crew dom­i­nate Point

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Sport - Therese Col­man

Capes surfers dom­i­nated the King of the Point surf com­pe­ti­tion last week­end, with surfers from Mar­garet River, Grace­town, Yallingup and Duns­bor­ough plac­ing in each di­vi­sion.

The 39th an­nual com­pe­ti­tion ran last Sat­ur­day and Sun­day at Trigg Point, where small and clean con­di­tions of­fered surfers a great op­por­tu­nity to show­case their skills.

Mar­garet River’s Jano Belo claimed a back-to-back vic­tory, win­ning the blue-rib­bon event for the sec­ond suc­ces­sive year with a score of 13.60.

Fel­low Mar­garet River surfer Luke Camp­bell was less than a point be­hind and was run­ner-up cham­pion with a score of 12.67.

Belo said he was blessed to have fam­ily and friends at the event.

“Luke and I are good friends and we used to com­pete on the World Qual­i­fy­ing Se­ries to­gether, so to be in the fi­nal with him was a spe­cial mo­ment,” he said.

Duns­bor­ough’s Holly Thomas shone in the Queen of the Point di­vi­sion, prov­ing she was a force to be reck­oned with against three well-known WA surfers.

Thomas placed first with a score of 15 and was closely trailed by Carnar­von’s Coral Du­rant, Man­durah’s April McPher­son and Ta­iana Dun­can from Kal­barri.

The South West boys proved they were stars of their di­vi­sion, with Mar­garet River’s Jed Mat­tin­son, Yallingup’s Jack Thomas and Grace­town’s Ben Gradi­son plac­ing first, sec­ond and third re­spec­tively in the un­der-21 Prince of the Point round.

Mat­tin­son said he was “stoked” to win a com­pe­ti­tion in Perth. “I usu­ally strug­gle on the waves in Perth, but to have pri­or­ity and some re­ally nice-shaped waves on of­fer I couldn’t be hap­pier,” he said. “This win is a good con­fi­dence boost.”

The Lord of the Point di­vi­sion was taken out by Scar­bor­ough’s Luke Saranah but Yallingup’s Tommy Trig­well placed third in the over-30s di­vi­sion.

Grace­town’s Ben Gradisen placed third in the Prince of the Point.

Holly Thomas, of Duns­bor­ough, was crowned Queen of the Point.

Yallingup’s Jack Thomas placed sec­ond in the Prince of the Point.

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