Surf event hits Trigg Point

'King of the Point' competitors, from left, Jay Davies and Luke Campbell [NAMES OK]
'King of the Point' competitors, from left, Jay Davies and Luke Campbell [NAMES OK]

Trigg local Luke Campbell was knocked out by reigning King Jake Paterson in a nail-biting semi-final.

A heated exchange of waves between the two left both Paterson and Campbell finishing with the same combined total of 16.53, out of a possible 20, with the surfer with the highest individual wave score progressing through to the final.

Paterson said he always looked forward to the event.

‘As a kid growing up in Cottesloe, the King of the Point was one of the biggest events of the year. I’m so stoked it’s back on the Surfing WA events calendar and with the $5000 prize money, there’s going to be a great field of surfers,’ Paterson said.

Bevilacqua proved experience is key when winning a back-to-back crown with a combined score of 15.47 against Bailee Hastie (Margaret River) with 11.44, Skip Van Peer (Mandurah) with 10.93 and Emi Campbell (Denmark) with 10.03.

The three-day event saw high performance surfing across all divisions featuring WA’s best surfing talent including Jay Davies, Tom Innes and Emi Campbell, who all recently competed in the trials for the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.

The Lord of the Point over-30s final saw two points separating first from fourth place, with Karrinyup’s Drew Everest coming out on top with a combined score of 16.50 over Trigg local Mick Jardine with a 14.94, Luke Hayter (Scarborough) with a 14.40 and Kerry Whitford (Trigg) with a 13.84.