THE Mandurah Board Riders held its registration day for the Junior Summer Series Surfing Competition on Sunday.
The club welcomed a total of 88 new and existing members interested in progressing their surfing to a competitive level.
Children aged from as young as five to 16 competed in a series of paddle races followed by awards and a sausage sizzle.
Young surfers in the Mandurah area who are interested in joining still have time to register.
More information can be found on the Mandurah Board Riders Facebook page.
People must register before the first competition at Pyramids Beach at 7am on November 15.
For the first time in over a decade the Peel Region will be hosting a major Open Surfing Contest. Sanctioned by Surfing WA, the Makin Homes Peel Pro presented by Star Surf + Skate is scheduled to coincide with the best possible swell window for the Mandurah area. The event will be run on the weekend of 25th / 26th July.
Mandurah Board Riders club will be hosting the event and are extremely excited to announce that local businesses Makin Homes and Star Surf + Skate have come on board as major sponsors.
The 2015 Makin Homes Peel Pro proudly presented by Star Surf and Skate will see the state’s best surfers compete in any one of the four selected venues approved by the City of Mandurah Local Council.
Depending on conditions, Gearies, Avalon, Egg Farms and Melros could all be utilised.
Up to 150 surfers will be converging on the beaches of Mandurah for the event in a hope of securing the inaugural title and a piece of the $5000 in cash and prises up for grabs.
You can listen to other Major sponsor Coast FM or join the Makin Homes Peel Pro Facebook page for updates and info in the next 10 weeks leading up to the contest.
The Heat draw will be done a little differently to usual contests - contestants will be drawn from a hat to allocate heat times for the first round of competition. The heat draw will be happening at Cobblers Tavern at 6:00pm on July 24 to kick off proceedings and make it interesting for all competitors.
You do not have to be a Surfing WA member to participate in the event and this will allow a big chunk of the local Mandurah surfers the ability to test themselves against the state’s best surfers in their own back yard.
Entries are now being taken through Surfing WA’s official events page HERE or click on the link through the events Facebook page.
Mandurah Board Riders Welcome all competitors and would like to thank their major sponsers:
Star Surf and Skate
Mandurah City Council
Incredible surf conditions and standout performances highlighted an impressive event of contest surfing for the Mandurah Boardriders club last weekend at the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle.
The iconic Injidup Carpark surf break just south of Yallingup played host to the event and provided the perfect high performance setting for competitors who revelled in the clean and consistent 3-4 feet waves.
The unique and exciting event format saw six surfers from each club compete in skins, women’s and teams divisions. An impressive list of WA surfers were frothing at the opportunity to represent their local clubs in hopes of qualifying for the national final in Cronulla, NSW in 2015
Mandurah Boardriders were well represented by Brian Williams, (Senior, pictured above), Nick Burkett, Matt Lodge, Brendon Collision (Opens), Skipper Van Peer (Women) and Ace Van Peer (Junior) all lead by Team Coach Nick Black.
Coach Nick mentioned after the event "Mandurah Boardriders really took it to some very talented surfers competing for their local boardriding clubs and the Mandurah surfers can hold their head high with the level that they competed at, earning respect for their efforts from their peers."
Mandurah Boardriders placed third overall taking home $500 prize money and a beautiful trophy for their efforts. Margaret River were the event winners closely followed by Yallingup boardriders both teams competing in their local area surfed exceptionally well in the pumping waves.
Mandurah narrowly missed out on a top two spot that would have led to immediate qualification for the National Boardriders Battle final in Cronulla. The club will now apply for the wildcard position in the hope of travelling and competing against the best boardriders clubs from all around the nation in the national final.
The Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots, boardriders event series with $120,000 in prize money. It will involve more than 100 of Australia's best boardriders clubs in eight State qualifying rounds starting in October and culminate in a two-day, national final for 20 clubs on the Australia Day Long Weekend on 24-25 January, 2015 at Cronulla in Sydney
Mandurah Board Riders Junior club held its second contest for the summer series on the weekend at Pyramids beach.
With perfect little waves and some great conditions in the morning even a suspected shark sighting was not going to keep these kids from the water and attacking the waves, show casing how well their surfing skills are flourishing with the high level of competition.
Maverick Wilson hot off his win in the Wahoo Grom comp in Perth the previous weekend was unstoppable in the under 8 boys final. Taking apart some nice little waves to beat Sunny Higgins, Sam Baker and Lexan King in that order.
Zali Corry showed she is a force to be reckoned with in the under 12 Girls Final taking off and riding some very challenging waves. Zali also competed in the Wahoo Grom comp and managed to place third in a much more experienced field in doing so being Mandurah Board Riders highest placed girls member in that event.
One of the biggest stand outs in the weekend's competition was young Toby Jenkins (pictured above) who hot off a recent surfing trip to Indonesia absolutely destroyed his competition to take out the Under 10 boys. Including a perfect ten point ride in his semi Final appearance. Toby showed superior wave choice and attacked the lip all day to become a deserving winner.
Mandurah Board riders have welcomed so many new members and have enjoyed the healthy turn out and participation in all of our divisions. We would like to thank all the parents and sponsors that make these events a possibility for the junior surfers and we look forward to seeing you all at the next event at Pyramids beach on the 14th of December at 7:00am.
Last Saturday the City Beach Surfriders ran their final junior event for the season in some shallow thumping waves at South City Beach Groyne. The event was kindly sponsored by Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week and helped raise awareness and funds for Spinal Injury prevention and research - a great cause!
The contest ran in conjunction with Star Surf + Skate's Surfboard Demo Day and the beach was chockers with competitors and punters trying out potential new surf sleds, there wasn't an unridden wave all morning!
Well done to Kash Cook who took out the event and then went on to scoop up the end of year award for the U16 division of Trigg Juniors that night.
CBSRC Final Junior Contest 2014 Results
1. Kash Cook
2. Alex D
3. Connor Brown
Star is very proud to sponsor WA's (Australia's?) largest junior board riders club - Trigg Junior Board Riders. Last Saturday evening the TJBRC guys held their end of year presentations and wrap up party.
The night was MC'd by Mogga from 3D Fins and featured a Q+A with Mark Rotham (Onboard Industries) and Wooly from Star Surf.
As well as supporting the club with prizes throughout the year, Star sponsored and provided prizes for the blue ribbon Under 18 Boys division.
Massive respect is due to all committee members and parents who constantly volunteer their time for the club. Without you guys, there wouldn't be a club at all, so WELL DONE :)
Congratulations to ALL TJBRC members on a great year of surf comps and special congratulations to the finalists in each division! Also congratulations to Star team riders Dexter Payenberg, Fletcher Llanwarne, Archie and Moses Le Grice and Alex McGuffin on making the finals in their respective divisions!
Under 12 Boys Sponsored by RIPCURL
1st Reilley Smith
2nd Dexter Payenburg
3rd Dan Curtin
4th Jack Mickle
Under 14 Boys Sponsored by FCS
1st Lachie Mitchell D'Raine
2nd Giam Nation
3rd Archie Le Grice
4th Riley Maurich
Junior Girls Sponsored by BILLABONG
1st Maddie Cawood
2nd Monique Rodwell
3rd Daisy Stewart
4th Lara Martin
Under 16 Boys Sponsored by RUSTY
1st Kash Cook
2nd Fletcher Llanwarne
3rd Moses Legrice
4th Alex McGuffin
Senior Girls Sponsored by RUSTY
1st Rosie Mahoney
2nd Courtney Nation
3rd Grace West
4th Jazmin Donato
Under 18 Boys Sponsored by STAR SURF & SKATE
1st Quinn Nation
2nd Connor Brown
3rd Jack Medlan
4th Anthony Spencer
MOST STOKED Sponsored by BILLABONG