Swell Times: Surfing and skate action heading to Scarborough

Michael Shanahan and Sam Farrelly preparing for Groundswell Surf and Skate Festival. Photo: Oska Tallis
Michael Shanahan and Sam Farrelly preparing for Groundswell Surf and Skate Festival. Photo: Oska Tallis

IN local competitive surfing news, the Australian Boardriders Battle was run recently at Trigg Beach.

A strong Margaret River team managed to win the final ahead of Trigg Point, Yallingup and Scarborough respectively, which will see them compete in the national final in Newcastle in February. Margaret River’s Mia McCarthy received a Performer Award for her outstanding effort throughout the heats.

Trigg Point managed a close second and qualified for the national final, with Nick Muntz taking out the Wave of the Day and Luke Campbell receiving the men’s Performer Award.

Coming up on November 17, Scarborough Beach amphitheatre and skate park will host the Groundswell Surf and Skate Festival.

The fifth instalment of the free event includes a surf and bodyboard competition as well as, for the very first time, a street skate competition and a demonstration in the bowl by some of WA’s best skateboarders.

There are also markets, live music, food stalls and many more activities to get involved in.

Matt Bowen, Rip Curl Scarborough