Six-man team performs well at comp
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.