In an electrifying display of Western Australia’s grassroots surfing prowess, Trigg Point Boardriders Club emerged triumphant at the 31st Surf Boardroom Surf League, proudly presented by Rip Curl.
The Surf Boardroom Surf League, is one of Western Australia’s premier surfing competitions that showcased some of the state’s finest surfing talents. In a record breaking turnout, nine different clubs brought their A-game, resulting in a day filled with exciting surfing action, as well as mateship, team spirit, loyalty and comradery.
The competition’s fierce spirit was matched only by the picturesque backdrop, as summer-like conditions at Scarborough Beach saw sunny skies, better than expected surf and a packed beach that soaked up the truly unique atmosphere that Surf League as grown famous for.
Surf League’s unique competition format saw clubs nominate their six strongest surfers (4 x open age surfers, 1 x Over-35 master, and 1 x Under-18 junior), with each surfers best two scores added together for an overall team total.
As the temperature rose, so did the performance level, with surfers slicing and dicing the waves at Scarborough to pieces in hopes of reaching the Surf League final.
Trigg Point’s surfers displayed unmatched dedication, commitment, and skill throughout day, with clutch performances from Luke Campbell, Fletcher Llanwarne, Jack Mickle, Seb Pellizzon, Jesse Siedmiogrodzki and Tom Bissell securing the club’s first Surf League win since 2020.
Surfing enthusiasts and spectators flocked to the event and were treated to an unforgettable display of athleticism, pride and passion, with Trigg Point claiming victory over rivals, Margaret River, Yallingup, and Scarborough Beach at the end of a seesawing 90 minute final.
Trigg Point finished on a combined total of 59.77, just 0.7 ahead of Margaret River on 59.70, with Yallingup on 55.55 and Scarborough on 43.47.
Trigg Point’s power surfer and club stalwart Luke Campbell was elated with the win and couldn’t speak highly enough of the Surf League and the opportunity it provides for WA boardriding clubs.
“I’ve been doing the Surf League since I was 14 and it’s so great to have a big turn out of clubs here today,” he said. “We’re super happy with how today went, thanks to Geoff and Wayne from the Boardroom for keeping this event alive for so long and we can’t wait for the next one.”
The 31st Surf Boardroom Surf League presented by Rip Curl was a resounding success, celebrating the vibrant surfing culture of Western Australia and highlighting the talent of the surfers in grass roots bordering clubs. The event would not have been possible without the support of the Surf Boardroom and the dedication of all participating clubs, surfers, and event organisers.
“We couldn’t be prouder to be supporting this event for over 30 years,” said the Surf Boardroom’s Geoff Counsel. “Congratulations to Trigg Point and all the clubs in the final as well as the new clubs competing here today, there’s something special about this event and what it promotes through the WA surfing community.”
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.liveheats.com
THE SURF BOARDROOM SURF LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS 2023:
1st Place ($2,000) Trigg Point Boardriders – 59.77
2nd Place ($1,000) Margaret River Boardriders – 59.70
3rd Place ($600) Yallingup Boardriders – 55.55
4th Place ($400) Scarborough Boardriders – 43.47
5th Place – Surf Beach Boardriders
6th Place – Trigg Junior Boardriders
7th Place – Cottesloe Boardriders
8th Place – Mullaloo Boardriders
9th Place – City Beach Surf Riders
SURF LEAGUE SPECIALTY AWARDS:
Perry Hatchett Medalist (Best Surfer In Final) > Josh Cattlin (Yallingup)
Frank Hayter Freakish Talent Award (Best Junior Surfer) > Charlie Harris (Trigg Junior)
Creatures of Leisure Cream of the Crop (Best Manoeuvre) > Jack Bulloch (Surf Beach)
Reef Big Award (Best Air Of The Event) > Duke Nagtzaam (Yallingup)
Rip Curl Falling Star (Best Masters Surfer) > Luke Campbell (Trigg Point)
Creatures of Leisure Award (Highest Individual Score) > Josh Cattlin (Yallingup)
Rip Curl Coaching Performance (Best Coach / Caddy) > Aidan Gibson (Scarborough)
Creatures of Leisure Encouragement Award (Best Camaraderie ) > Scarborough Boardriders
Otis Eyewear Cover Your Eyes (Best Wipeout) > Kurt Vernon (Trigg Junior)
Reef Baywatch Award (Best Run / Tag) > Mikey Graham (Surf Beach)
Otis Eyewear Powerhouse Surfer (Best Power Move) > Jack Mickle (Trigg Point)
Otis Club Jester (Best Mascot) > Matt Resta (Mullaloo)
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.