Capes class shines at Trigg
Capes junior surfers have again dominated the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps with five winners from our region crowned champions on Australia Day at Trigg Point.
A slight increase in swell overnight and clean early morning winds made for solid 2-4 foot waves for the finals.
The Surfer Groms Comps has been a launch pad for several local surfers including former winners Jacob Willcox, Shaun Manners, and Kael Walsh.
The blue-ribbon under-14 boys’ and girls’ division stole the show as they chased their spots to an all-expenses-paid three-day camp at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre in northern NSW.
Otis North booked his place to the HPC with a hard-fought win over Taj Small Fries winner Macklin Flynn. North started with an excellent single-wave score of 9.00 and never looked back, finishing on a combined total of 16.90.
“It was really choppy and lumpy out there but that left had a bit of clean face on it,” North said.
Despite the event’s only perfect 10-point ride, Macklin Flynn, last year’s winner had to settle for second.
Willow Hardy backed up her impressive performance at last week’s Taj’s Small Fries with a win in the under-14 girls’ division.
Hardy will be joining North at the HPC after posting a solid two-wave total of 14.67.
“This is the first time I’ve competed with the leaderboard system and I really enjoyed it,” Hardy said. Hardy defeated Augusta young gun Ruby Berry, Denmark’s Isi Campbell and Paige Sanders from Mandurah.
The event’s younger divisions battled hard through the tricky afternoon conditions with Yallingup’s Remy North a stand-out, claiming his third consecutive win in the under-12 boys’ division.
“I really love the Surfer Groms Comps and it’s been a fun event,” North said.
In other results from the weekend, Olive Hardy dominated the under-12 girls’ final, matching the performance of her older sister, Willow, with a heat-high single-ride score 8.50.
Dunsborough’s Cruz Uros was a popular winner of the 10-and-under boys’ final, claiming the biggest win of his young career.
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