Scarborough: Trigg top club at surf life saving championships

Jackson Symonds from Sorrento SLSC takes out gold in the open beach flags. Picture: Andrew Mayberry
Jackson Symonds from Sorrento SLSC takes out gold in the open beach flags. Picture: Andrew Mayberry

TRIGG surf lifesavers have enjoyed a stellar weekend of competition.

Trigg Island Surf Lifesaving Club was the best performing club at the Senior Surf Life Saving Championships held in Scarborough on March 9 and 10.

The club finished top of the standings with 1094 points, nearly double second-placed City of Perth.

Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club finished third.

Trigg Island took out the champion club honours for the youth and senior championships, as well as the Masters Surf Life Saving Championships, beating North Cottesloe by just 22 points.

Trigg Island Surf Lifesaving Club. Picture: Tony Bowers

Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially opened the championships and spent time talking to athletes, volunteers and lifesavers.

Trigg Island’s Will Savage won gold in the under 17 and open ironman events, with the latter coming down to a nail-biting sprint finish, while Ceris Graham took out the open ironwoman.

Sorrento’s Jackson Symonds was fastest in the open male beach flags for the third consecutive year.

He also won gold in the beach sprint ahead of teammate Charlie Rigby.

Competition returns to Scarborough this weekend for the Nipper Surf Life Saving Championships from March 15 to 17.