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Lindsay Small. Pic: Surfing WA / O’Grady

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Katherine Van Kampen. Pic: Surfing WA / Majeks

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Jack Medland. Pic: Surfing WA / O’Grady

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Frank Gray. Pic: Surfing WA / Majeks

Great waves for the Volte West Australian Long & Log titles – wrap, results & photos

3 August 20


The final event of the Volte WA Longboard & Logger Titles presented by SunSmart has wrapped up in fashion, with two days of amazing longboard waves on offer at Avalon Bay in Mandurah for the diverse group of competitors who converged from right across WA.

17 separate State Champions were crowned in a great display of longboarding’s inclusion and diversity with divisions ranging from Under-18 Juniors through to Over-70 Stalwarts.

After a three-year hiatus, Avalon Bay delivered the perfect canvas for some of WA’s very best and most experienced longboarder's who benefitted from clean and groomed swell lines that wrapped into the Peel coastline over the weekend.

Anthony Spencer (Trigg) showed why he’s currently ranked in the top 40 of the World Surf League (WSL) Longboard Tour (LT), moving his board through the line up with speed and precision, claiming victory in the blue-ribbon Open Men’s final ahead of Ryan Clarke (Dunsborough), Jack Medland (Dunsborough) and Ryan Egan (Meadow Springs). 

Spencer used his flashy forehand to post the two of the best scores of the final, finishing on a combined total of 13.97 (from a possible 20). 

“To score waves like this for an event is like a dream come true, it’s been dead set pumping out there,” said Spencer. “I’m stoked to get a win this weekend and all the boys were ripping and they really tested me.”

Jack Medland’s third place finish was enough to see him claim the 2020 State Championship Title from Ryan Clark who was arguably the most consistent surfer of the event. 

“I’m so stoked to scores great waves and come out on top as State Champion,” said Medland. “To back up last year’s title is always motivation, but that came right down to the wire which makes it special.”

In a repeat of her performances from the opening round in Yallingup earlier this year, Crystal Wallace (Yallingup) dominated the Open Women’s division and claimed the 2020 State Championship in the process.

Wallace, who had never surfed at Avalon before, looked right at home in the clean left lines, which allowed her to display a full repertoire of longboard footwork and turns.  

“I began competing when I was 15 and to still enjoy it all these years on is really amazing,” said Wallace. “The waves have been pumping and to share this win with my family here supporting will make it memorable.”

The Open Men’s Logger final showcased the old school manoeuvres that has made the division so popular in recent years. In an arm wrestle for the State Title, Jack Medland (Dunsborough) and Scott Trew (Gabbadah) went head-to-head, each posting big scores on the long-running lefts at Avalon. 

In a seesawing battle it was Trew who was able to find the waves to allow him to grind out a victory on the strength of a two-wave combined total of 15.17 (from a possible 20) to Medland’s 13.63 (from a possible 20). 

A countback was needed to decide the State Title after Medland and Trew were tied on points after the two-event series. In the end it was Medland who was awarded his second State Title win of the event.

“I love ridding a log and it’s been a real focus of mine lately," said Medland. “Thanks so much to Scotty and all the boys in the final for a fun battle.”

Despite missing out in the Open Logger Title, Scott Trew (Gabbadah) was turning heads all event with his amazing repertoire of forehand turns and went onto claim wins in both the Over 40 Men’s and Over 40 Men’s Logger divisions, capturing two State Titles.

Amanda Curley (North Beach) was another double-winner with an impressive outing in the Over-40 Women’s Longboard and Over-40 Women’s Logger divisions in which she dominated.

Emily Gibbs (Dunsborough) was the Open Women’s Logger Champion, Sam Vanderford (Lancelin) defended her Over-50 Women’s State Title, while Judy Dann (Two Rocks) became WA’s maiden Over-60 Women’s Longboard State Champion.

Local surfers benefitted from their knowledge of the Avalon line up, with Frank Gray (Mandurah) claiming the hotly contested Over-55 Men’s State Championship, while Zali Corry (Mandurah) was the best of the Under-18 Juniors.

South-West surfers cleaned up a swag of State Titles with Paul Burke (Dunsborough), Mick Bedford (Busselton), Richard Wain (Dunsborough) and Bob Monkman (Dunsborough) all impressive in the powerful surf on offer.

Proving age is no barrier to competing, Mick Marlin (Dunsborough) won the Over-70 Men’s final, with Gerry Bejarano (Balga) crowned WA's most senior State Champion.

“Longboarding is such an important part of the fabric of surfing’s history and it was so good to see how well everyone competed this weekend, no matter their age or gender,” said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. “Congratulations to all our State Champions and event winners, we’re delighted with the outcome of this event, as well as the levels of stoke and encouragement on offer, we loved coming back to Avalon and look forward to returning again soon.”

Mick Marlin picked up the Volte Wetsuits Performance Award for the highest individual score of the event a near perfect 9.57 (from a possible 10). 

 Full event results can be found here 

- REPORT & RESULTS FROM SURFING WA

Open Men’s Longboard:
1. Anthony Spencer (Trigg) – 13.97, 2. Ryan Clark (Dunsborough) – 12.90, 3. Jack Medland (Dunsborough) – 11.84, 4. Ryan Egan (Meadow Springs) – 8.73                                                         
State Champion – Jack Medland

Open Women’s Longboard:
1. Crystal Wallace (Yallingup) – 14.76, 2. Katherine Van Kampen (Bicton) – 9.83, 3. Zali Corry (Mandurah) – 8.34, 4. Shae Sheridan (Dunsborough) – 4.07
State Champion – Crystal Wallace

Open Men’s Logger:
1. Scott Trew (Gabbadah) – 15.17, 2. Jack Medland (Dunsborough) – 13.63, 3. Ryan Clark (Dunsborough) – 11.37, 4. Ryan Egan (Meadow Springs) – 7.27
State Champion – Jack Medland

Open Women’s Logger:
1. Emily Gibbs (Dunsborough) – 17.83  

* results based off 2x finals
State Champion – Emily Gibbs

Over 40 Men’s Longboard:
1. Scott Trew (Gabbadah) – 28.89, 2. Ryan Egan (Meadow Springs) – 21.01, 3. Paul Burke (Dunsborough) – 20.7, 4. Brendan Collins (Mandurah) – 14.26
* results based off 2x finals 

State Champion: Scott Trew

Over 40 Women’s Longboard:
1. Amanda Curley (North Beach) – 20.37, 2. Samantha Vanderford (Lancelin – 9.37
* results based off 2x finals                                                                                           
State Champion – Amanda Curley

Over 40 Men’s Logger:
1. Scott Trew (Gabbadah) – 25.00, 2. Ryan Egan (Meadow Springs) – 23.74, 3. Doug Carruthers (Margaret River) – 19.07
* results based off 2x finals                                                                                            
State Champion – Scott Trew

Over 40 Women’s Logger:
1. Amanda Curley (North Beach) – 13.73
* results based off 2x finals                                                                                           
State Champion – Amanda Curley

Over 45 Men’s Longboard:
1. Paul Burke Dunsborough (Dunsborough) – 25.3, 2. Alfonso Puzzarini (Yallingup) – 20.77, 3. Russell Baker (Geraldton) – 11.59, 4. Brendan Collins (Mandurah) – 10.80
* results based off 2x finals                                                                                
 State Champion – Paul Burke

Over 50 Men’s Longboard:
1. Mick Bedford (Busselton) – 12.60, 2. Richard Wain (Dunsborough) – 11.24, 3. Russell Baker (Geraldton) – 9.13, 4. Brett Merifield (Dunsborough) – 6.00                                                                     State Champion – Mick Bedford

Over 50 Women’s Longboard:
1. Samantha Vanderford (Lancelin) – 20.30, 2. Bronwyn Fricke (Swanbourne) – 18.14, 3. Judy Dann (Two Rocks) – 15.00
* results based off 2x finals                                                                                      
  State Champion – Samantha Vanderford

Over 55 Men’s Longboard:
1. Frank Gray (Mandurah) – 14.33, 2. Brett Merifield (Dunsborough) – 13.50, 3. Richard Wain (Dunsborough) – 12.03 , 4. Doug Carruthers (Margaret River) – 11.87                                                              
State Champion – Frank Gray

Over 60 Men’s Longboard:
1. Richard Wain (Dunsborough) – 14.83, 2. Bob Monkman (Dunsborough) – 13.67, 3. Bill Gibson (Margaret River) – 12.27, 4. Steve Becker (Palmyra) – 8.00                                                                                   State Champion – Bob Monkman

Over 60 Women’s Longboard:
1. Judy Dann (Two Rocks) – 12.47
* results based off 2x finals                                                                                           
State Champion – Judy Dann

Over 65 Men’s Longboard:
1. Bob Monkman (Dunsborough) – 25.24, 2. Peter Dunn (Dunsborough) – 14.74, 3. Garry McCormick (Mullaloo) – 9.67                                                                        
 * results based off 2x finals      
 State Champion – Bob Monkman

Over 70 Men’s Longboard:
1. Mick Marlin (Dunsborough) – 18.67 , 2. Gerry Bejarano (Balga) – 10.80 , 3. Dave Ellis (Busselton) – 2.00 
* results based off 2x finals      
State Champion – Gerry Bejarano

U18 Girls Longboard:
1. Zali Corry (Mandurah) – 17.20
* results based off 2x finals                                                                                            
State Champion – Zali Corry

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