Six-man team per­forms well at comp

Augusta Margaret River Times - - TRADES & SERVICES - Therese Col­man

Capes surfers im­pressed judges at the Surf Board­room Surf League interclub com­pe­ti­tion at the week­end, with the Mar­garet River Board­rid­ers claim­ing a third con­sec­u­tive win and Yallingup Board­rid­ers plac­ing se­cond.

Mar­garet River’s six-man team milked the con­di­tions on of­fer, dis­play­ing a high level of skill at Scar­bor­ough Beach at the com­pe­ti­tion, now in its 32nd year.

Jerome For­rest, Jed Mat­tin­son, Cyrus Cox, Jack Haslau, Finn Cox, and cap­tain An­drew Sheri­dan, com­bined mem­bers of the Mar­garet River and Cowaramup Bay Board­rid­ers clubs, gained a com­bined heat to­tal of 84.53 to get the up­per hand against ri­vals Yallingup.

Trigg Point Scar­bor­ough were third and fourth re­spec­tively.

Sheri­dan was happy with the team’s per­for­mance.

“I’ve been com­ing to the Surf League for as long as I can re­mem­ber and they just keep get­ting bet­ter,” he said.

“The waves have been as good as I can re­mem­ber for quite a few years and it’s still clean out there now.” Cox was awarded the Perry Hatch­ett Medal, an hon­our re­served for the best in­di­vid­ual surfer in the fi­nal.

“Perry Hatch­ett has done so much for pro­fes­sional surf­ing and to win this award is pretty spe­cial,” he said.

For­rest won the Air Asia wave of the day, and Yallingup’s Zak Ogram won the Crea­tures of Leisure rip­per award for high­est in­di­vid­ual score.

Yallingup’s Josh Cat­tlin won best wipe-out, Tommy Trig­well was crowned best mas­ter surfer, and Jack Thomas won best power move.

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