PETER Tomsett plans to surf at his favourite break Tom’s at North Beach as much as he can ahead of the national stand-up paddling championships later this year.
The 43-year-old City of Wanneroo project engineer will represent WA on the Gold Coast in November after winning the recent over-40 State title.
Tomsett, of Greenwood, claimed his maiden State championship with consecutive wins on Rottnest Island and in Mandurah.
He was pushed all the way by Darron McNab, of Karrinyup, who finished second with less than one point separating the pair when the final siren sounded.
“I’ve been competing in the WA stand-up paddling titles for at least the past five years and it means a lot to finally claim a State title,” Tomsett said.
“The depth of talent in WA is really exciting and I’m really excited to be heading to the national titles and representing WA.”
Tomsett, who started out in competition bodyboarding before taking up surfing and windsurfing ahead of stand-up paddling, will head to Tom’s in between overseeing the project to widen Marmion Avenue from Butler to Yanchep.