City of Perth nippers make waves

Hundreds of nippers competed at Mullaloo beach. Picture: Carlo Tenaglia
Hundreds of nippers competed at Mullaloo beach. Picture: Carlo Tenaglia

MORE than 350 nippers flocked to Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club on November 22 for the only WA round of the Wave Warriors Juniors Challenge.

Mullaloo surf sports events manager Dawn Jones said it was a “spectacular sight” with 12 clubs represented from as far as Albany and some competing for the first time with the introduction of the under-9 and under-10 categories.

The morning kicked off with the new ocean swim run event, which attracted competitors from the wider community as well as some of the nippers, before the junior challenge for under-9s to under-15s was in full swing.

Events included the beach sprint, beach flags, surf race, board race and iron person. There was also an Activ-Zone with volleyball, tennis and dancing competitions.

The day finished with a relay with teams made up of members from each age group, with Mullaloo coming first and Sorrento second.

City of Perth SLSC was the overall event winner.

They were followed by Trigg Island, Sorrento and Mullaloo.

Now in its fifth year, the national touring challenge was created by champion ironman Zane Holmes to promote development in the sport. This was the third year Mullaloo had hosted the WA round.