Round two of surfing’s State grom titles head to Trigg

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Dunsborough's Maverick Wilson will vie for honours at Trigg.
Camera IconDunsborough's Maverick Wilson will vie for honours at Trigg. Credit: Matt Macdonald/RegionalHUB

Some of the region’s most passionate young surfers will lead the charge this weekend as the State Junior Surfing Titles move to Trigg.

Frontrunners in the second round of the three-tier event include Dunsborough’s Maverick Wilson.

Wilson comes into the competition hot off his recent success at the International Surfing Association’s World Junior Championships in El Salvador.

Wilson finished equal eighth overall in the Under-16 Boys division and helped Team Australia claim their first gold medal in more than 10 years.

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Joining him in the inner circle of Capes threats were Margaret River’s Finn Lange, Yallingup’s Nate Spooner and fellow Dunsborough competitor Cruz Uros, while Kaleisha Launders (Margaret River), Rosie Gillett (Dunsborough) and Ily Fraser (Margaret River) were the female leaders.

More than 100 of WA’s best junior surfers aged between eight and 17 will vie for honours at Trigg, with competition slated to start on Friday, May 24, depending on conditions.

The final winners will be chosen to represent WA at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles in Wollongong, NSW, later this year.

Surfing WA events manager Justin Majeks said high-performance coaches Matt Wilson and Ian McPherson would be on-beach throughout the event, mentoring and guiding the State’s newest generation of surfing stars.

“This is a really important event,” Majeks said.

“We’ve got competitors looking to back up their results from Yallingup, or make their presence felt on the rankings heading into the final event of the series in Geraldton in July.

“We’ve got some amazing talent here in WA and I wish all of our competitors the very best of luck.”

To follow the live scores and results, visit liveheats.com.

Round three of the junior titles heads to Geraldton on July 12.

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