MANDURAH resident Maverick Wilson proved he was a star on the rise on May 20, snatching a 2018 State Championship title at round two of the Woolworths WA Junior Surfing Titles.
Wilson took out an enthralling and entertaining Under 12 Micro Groms final, posting a combined 14.40 out of 20 to defeat Cruz Sheridan (Margaret River), Okie Fraser (Margaret River) and Ruby Berry (Augusta).
Despite the small swell, Pyramids beach in Mandurah provided clean waves in the 1 to 2 feet mark that allowed surfers aged between nine and 17 years of age to display a full array of high performance manoeuvres across all seven divisions that the water.
“I grew up surfing here at Pyramids, and even though this wasn’t the best weekend for waves I’m still stoked to be the State Champion,” Wilson said.
Mandurah residents Macklin Flynn and Toby Jenkins placed in the Under 14 Grom Boys, with Flynn pinching second place with a total score of 10.67 from Jenkins who followed closely behind, scoring third place and a total 10.10.
Mandurah resident April McPherson claimed first place in the Under 18 Junior Girls section and finished with a score of 13.33.
Surfing Western Australia’s Events Manager Justin Majeks said the efforts of all the competitors, parents, officials and supporters made the weekend a resounding success.
“It’s been another great opportunity to watch some of the awesome young talent that is emerging here in WA,” he said.
“The waves have really brought out the best in some of our young chargers and I’d like to congratulate our all winners and of course our 2018 State Champions.”
The Woolworths WA Junior Surfing Titles will head north to Geraldton on July 14 and 15.