Anticipation is building as Surfing Western Australia prepares to hold it’s second consecutive event along the wave-rich Batavia coastline, with the 2021 North Freo Stand Up Surf Shop WA SUP Titles presented by SunSmart set to kick off this weekend in Geraldton.
Competitors from right across WA will be making the pilgrimage north to Geraldton, a destination that has become synonymous with Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) surfing since hosting the Australian SUP Titles back in 2016.
Geraldton is a winter wonderland with great waves and waterways ideal for riding a SUP. The weekend event will be an exciting exhibition of surfing’s newest discipline, with WA producing some of the best SUP riders in the country, with the likes of Rick Jackovich (Gracetown), Dave Muir (Nedlands), Chris Twomey (Karrinyup), Sam McCullough (Melville), Scott McKercher (Margaret River), Silvia De Araujo (Scarborough) and Susannah Wilson (Cottesloe) all set to make the most of favourable swells and conditions that are forecast.
Competitors will line up in diverse range of divisions including; Open Men, Open Women, Over-40 Men, Over-40 Women, Over-50 Men, Over-60 Men, as well the new and popular 10 foot plus divisions. With a total of ten State Championship Titles on the line, as well as multiple positions in the WA SUP Team for this years National Titles, competition is set to be fierce!
“At this time of year Geraldton is ideal for stand up paddleboarding,” said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. “It’s looking like an exceptional forecast with a big swell and favourable winds forecast. After tough conditions in Mandurah earlier this year we are very excited to be crowning multiple SUP State Champions this weekend in Gero.”
Surfing WA will be streaming live heat scores and results from the North Freo Stand Up Surf Shop so people can to follow the event anywhere on the planet. Be sure to follow all the action live at www.surfingwalive.com.au
Surfing WA acknowledges the State Government’s support through the Road Safety Commission and reminds all our traveling competitors and families of the dangers of sending a text message or using a mobile phone while behind the wheel – Remember #NoTxtNoWrecks.
For more information on this or any other WA event be sure to log onto www.surfingwa.com.au and check out all the Surfing WA social media platforms for event updates and information.
About the North Freo Stand Up Surf Shop:
Stand Up Surf Shop is Australia’s biggest SUP specialist store. They have Perth’s most experienced SUP staff available to chat in store or over the phone. Plus over 200 stand up paddle boards for sale, as well as over 50 SUP boards that you can demo for free – in your own time and place. They stock major global stand up paddle board brands – Starboard, Red Paddle Co & Fanatic as well as WA designed and tested SUP boards – SMIK & Sunova. And larger Australian brands like NSP, Little Rippas and Ocean & Earth. We also have our own shop brand for great value entry SUPs. More info at: www.standupsurfshop.com.au