Some of the Western Australia most experienced and exciting bodyboarders are set to line up in Margaret River this weekend for the Think Mental Health WA Bodyboard Championship presented by Good Earth Surf.

After a long hiatus from Surfing WA’s events calendar, Gas Bay will play host to the event for the first time since 2019, with the location providing some of the best and most consistent high-performance bodyboard waves on offer along the entire south-west coastline.

Event officials and competitors alike are looking forward to utilising the waves at Gas Bay for the first time in recent years with a strong turnout of WA talent set to compete across a variety of age divisions ranging from Under-14’s  Grommets through to Over-45 Grand Masters.

“This will be the first time in four long years that we’ll utilise the amazing waves at Gas Bay for the WA Bodyboard Championship,” said Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks. “It’s great to see competitors travelling from right across WA for their chance at qualifying for the National Titles in Port Macquarie, NSW.” 

Some of the competitors set to highlight this weekends action include; current Open Women’s Australian Champion Ebony Schell (Mindarie), as well as bodyboarding pioneers Chad Jackson (Dunsborough), Joe Jordanoff (Dunsborough), who are set to line up alongside a host of emerging local bodyboarders from the south-west and metropolitan regions.

Positive conditions are forecast this weekend in Margaret River, with preliminary rounds are set to kick off on Saturday morning, with finals set to run early on Sunday.

The Think Mental Health WA Bodyboard Championship presented by Good Earth Surfers offers competitors a chance to compete in some of the best waves the state has to offer, whilst also mixing it up with some of the most exciting talent in Australia. 

The Think Mental Health WA Bodyboard Championship will be live streamed via allowing people anywhere in the world to tune in and watch the action as it happens in Margaret River.

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About Think Mental Health:
The Think Mental Health education campaign is part of a comprehensive approach in Western Australia that aims to build mental health and wellbeing and reduce mental health issues with a view to reducing Western Australia’s suicide rate. The Think Mental Health education campaign’s focus is on assisting the Western Australian community to connect with the best information, support and services for their particular situation, without duplicating the good work already being done. For more information be sure to checkout:


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