Surfing: Mandurah and Rockingham surfers take out crowns at WA Longboard Titles


Mandurah resident and WA Longboarding champion title winner Zali Corry.
Mandurah resident and WA Longboarding champion title winner Zali Corry.

SEVEN longboarding champions from Mandurah and Rockingham were crowned at Yallingup Mainbreak on Sunday , at the WA Longboard Titles.

The event, that commenced on Friday and wrapped up on Sunday , welcomed longboarders from across WA for three consecutive days of surfing.

Some of WA’s best and most experienced longboarders were on show, with competitors using every inch of their 274cm-plus surfboards to maximise their scores.

Fourteen separate divisions were contested, ranging from under-18 juniors to over-70 mens.

Secret Harbour resident Jacob McIvor and Mandurah’s Zali Corry were crowned the best of the under-18 juniors.

McIvor finished first with a score of 28.34 and Corry placed first with a total of 13.77 in the under-18 junior girls.

Baldivis resident Lindsay Small scored second place in the open logger division with a total of 13.07.

Mandurah resident and WA Longboarding champion title winner Ryan Egan.

Mandurah resident Ryan Egan placed third in the open mens division with a total of 12.

Mandurah resident Brendan Collins also placed third in the over-40 mens scoring 11.50.

Secret Harbour resident Frank Grey missed taking home a first place title by 0.24 points, and finished second with a total of 14.66.

Mandurah resident Chris Fullston took home second place with a score of 9.50.

Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks said it was good to see how well everyone competed no matter of their age or gender.

“I’m delighted with the outcome of event and I’m really happy to see the successful introduction of a priority system, as well as the high levels of stoke and encouragement on offer for the past three days,” he said.

The second event of the series will head to Denmark in May.

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