TriggPoint Boardriders Club have claimed victory at the 28th Surf Boardroom Surf League proudly presented by Rip Curl, taking down five of WA’s best boarding clubs at the longest running and most prestigious inter-club surfing tournament in Western Australia.
The win at Surf League is the Trigg Point’s first since 2013, defeating down Margaret River, Yallingup and Scarborough Beach in an enthralling final, which saw many of WA’s best surfers repressing their local boardriding clubs with great vigour.
Fresh off their recent success at the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle (ABB), Trigg Point’s combination of Pascal Hutchinson, Mick Jardine, Nick Muntz, Jack Mickle, Jake Edwards and Fletcher Llanwarne was too good when it mattered, mastering the conditions to come out on top of one of WA’s time honoured and respected events.
First run back in 1986, Surf League has become a right of passage for many WA’s best surfers, with a total of six metropolitan and regional clubs going head-to-head for their share of more than $5k in cash and prizes up for grabs in 2020.
After an exciting and entertaining day of surfing, it was Trigg Point that took top honours with a dominant display of surfing in the wind affected, but highly contestable 2-3 feet peaks on offer at Scarborough Beach.
Despite a strong start from Margaret River, Trigg Point finished on a combined total of 75.80 to defeat first longtime rivals, Margaret River (74.44), Yallingup (64.09) and Scarborough (61.77), who finished second, third and fourth respectively.
Building on the momentum of each surfer that hit the water, Trigg Point were able to extract the most of the conditions on offer, taking the win from their more fancied opponents.
“I’m so stoked with how the team performed out there today,” said Trigg Point Captain Mick Jardine. “I’ve been competing for Trigg Point at this event for close to two decades now and the feeling only gets better. Well done to all the other team and of course Wayne and Geoff from the Boardroom for their ongoing support of this epic event.”
Margaret River’s Jacob Willcox was awarded the Perry Hatchett Medal, an honour reserved for the best individual surfer in the Surf League final. Willcox’s powerful and committed forehand and backhand surfing saw him post two big numbers to help his club finish in a very close second place behind Trigg Point.
Yallingup Boardriders were highly competitive in third and Scarborough Boardriders rounded our the top four, benefiting from the home ground advantage of their local beach.
Surfing Western Australia’s Events Manager Justin Majeks was thrilled with Surf League’s ongoing success and was excited to see the depth of WA talent on display.
“The ongoing success of events such as Surf League show just how important club events are,” said Majeks. “We look forward to seeing more and more clubs competing at Surf League in the future and we congratulate Trigg Point on an outstanding performance.”
Since 1992 The Surf Boardroom have provided the opportunity for mate to verse mate and club to verse club, creating one of the most exciting and dynamic events on the Surfing WA calendar.
“The Surf League has genuine history here in WA and the event continues to attract some of WA’s best surfers as well as our best boardriding clubs to Scarborough Beach each and every year,” said The Surf Boardroom’s Geoff Counsell. “This is the 28th consecutive year that the Surf Boardroom has supported Surf League and we’re excited to see it included as part of the Groundswell Festival yet again. Congratulations to Trigg Point for their win.”
For more information on the Surf Boardroom Surf League be sure to check out: www.surfingwa.com.au
For more information on the Ground Swell Surf and Skate Festival head to: www.groundswellfestival.org
Surfing WA will be streaming live scores and results from the weekend via: www.surfingwalive.com.au
THE SURF BOARDROOM SURF LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS 2020:
1st Place ($1,250) – Trigg Point Boardriders – 75.80 points
2nd Place ($700) – Margaret River Boardriders – 74.44 points
3rd Place ($500) – Yallingup Boardriders – 64.09 points
4th Place ($350) – Scarborough Boardriders – 61.77 points
5th Place – Scarborough Boardriders
6th Place – City Beach Surfriders
THE SURF BOARDROOM SURF LEAGUE SPECIALTY AWARDS:
Most Supportive Club > Yallingup Boardriders Club – $100
Perry Hatchett Medal (Best Surfer In Final) > Jacob Willcox (Margaret River)
Creatures of Leisure Cream of the Crop (Best Single Manoeuvre) > Jack Challis (Margaret River)
Rip Curl Falling Star (Best Master Surfer) > Claire Bevilacqua (Scarborough)
SunSmart Shootout (Best Air) > Jake Molloy (Scarborough)
Creatures of Leisure Ripper (Highest Individual Score) > Jack Thomas (Yallingup)
Reef Best Coaching Performance > Ian Darby (Scarborough)
Rip Curl Rising Star > Noah Coutas (Scarborough)
Otis Eyewear Cover Your Eyes (Best Wipeout) > Jack Mickle (Trigg Point)
Creatures of Leisure Baywatch Award (Best Run / Tag) > Felix Leaver (Yallingup)
Reef Powerhouse Surfer (Best Power Move) > Voltaire Takahashi (Margaret River)
Creatures of Leisure Encouragement Award > Yallingup Groms
Channel Island Surfboards Freaky Talent (Best Junior Surfer) > Ash Spencer (Yallingup)
About The Surf Boardroom:
The Surf Boardroom first opened in 1988 and from those early days the Boardroom has been all about providing surfers with the latest and best equipment. The boys at the Boardroom are very proud to put back into surfing locally, and they will be continuing this tradition into the future. Local clubs are a huge part of their business and love being a part of this really unique event. Checkout their website www.surfboardroom.com.au for all the latest surfboards, accessories and fashion needs.