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.
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
On Sunday the 26th of October the Mandurah Board Riders ran their inaugural paddle sign up day at Falcon Bay.
The day was designed to encourage all junior members to come along, have some fun and make some new friends as the club look to improve the way we run the summer series.
The day was a huge success with nearly 70 members coming along and signing up and joining in the fun. Paddle races were held for divisions from Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16.
There were two courses set up one for the older age groups and a shorter course for the juniors. With the girls getting in and fighting it out with the boys in all age groups, all the kids did an amazing job.
Mandurah Board Riders run their junior divisions over the summer months to ensure their sole focus is in helping these younger age groups improve their skills and introduce them to competitive surfing.
The first junior contest will be this Sunday the 2nd of November at the Dawesville Cut’s, Pyramids beach.
Due to the large amount of competitors and new members, it is a strict meeting time of 7:00am in the car park at the beach. Late entries will not be accepted once the heat draw is drawn up for all the age groups.
If the turn out on the weekend is anything to go by it is going to be a big summer series and a highly competitive one with some great little surfers joining up.