Seven golds and two silvers for Joshua

Joshua Maurice in action.
Joshua Maurice in action.

The club finished just 13 points behind Busselton, with its 50 competitors finishing on 441.5 points, which was a massive improvement on last year’s 253.

In hot conditions and with only a moderate shore break, the event also doubled as a qualifying event for the junior state championships, which will be held on March 22 and 23, also at Trigg Beach.

Two boat crews medalled in their events, with the Secret Gems taking out gold in the open female division and the Secret Six winning gold in the open male division.

Secret Harbour also had the most successful ski team, with the club taking first and second in the open mixed double ski and open men double ski events, first in the under 19 single ski and sweeping the open single ski.

Under 19s competitor Joshua Maurice was the club’s most successful participant, picking up seven gold medals and two silvers across the open age and under 19 categories.

Jesika Bussey won nine medals (a gold, five silver and three bronze) across the open age and under 17 categories, while Sam Maurice, Joe Ford, Breanna Bird and Even Fletcher each finished the weekend with five medals.

The senior state championships take place at Scarborough Beach next weekend.