Alfonzo Puzzarini at Yallingup's much loved Main Break – the venue for the Volte Wetsuits WA Longboard Titles set to run Friday through to Sunday. Pic: Surfing WA /Majeks
22 February 19
More than 60 competitors from right around WA will take part in an array of different divisions ranging from Under-18 Juniors through to Over-70 stalwarts. A whopping total of 15 Longboard and more traditional Logger divisions will be contested with surfers hoping to qualify for the 2019 Longboard National Titles in NSW in August.
Western Australia's vibrant longboard fraternity will converge on Yallingup's iconic Main Break over the coming days, as they prepare to compete in the opening event of the 2019 Volte Wetsuits WA Longboard Titles presented by SunSmart.
“Yallingup is a much loved and time honoured surf destination, so we're thrilled to be hosting our first longboard State Title here for the year,” said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. “Despite a tricky forecast we're excited to see the gathering of the surfing tribes, who are travelling from as far a field as Geraldton in the North and Denmark in the South to take part.”
Reigning Open Men's State Champion Jack Medland (Marmion) and Open Women's State Champion Georgia Young (Perth) will spearhead a field of notable surfers including Jacob McIvor (Rockingham), Scott Trew (Gabbadah) as well as local talents Barrie McKinnon (Dunsborough), Brett Merifield and Alfonso Puzzarini (Yallingup).
“The depth of talent competing is really impressive, there's probably four or five guys who could win the Open division,” said Medland. “To be honest I'm looking forward to competing in the Logger division more than anything, those boards seems to really suit my style of surfing.”
Non elimination round one heats will commence from 7:40am on Friday with champions set to be crowned in great conditions on Sunday.
Surfing WA will be streaming live heat scores and results from the weekend HERE
Stay tuned to SURFING WA for news, photos and updates relating to the Volte Wetsuits WA Longboard Titles presented by SunSmart.
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