Capes dominate Masters
Capes surfers dominated the 2019 WA Surf Masters Titles amid consistent winter swells at Flat Rocks on Saturday.
The event, which is held just south of Geraldton, also hosts an under-21 Pro Junior, which was won by Gnarabup’s Cyrus Cox, with Margaret River’s Jed Penkethman coming third.
High-speed flashy surfing helped Cox orchestrate a fantastic ride in the under-21 final.
His combined score of 16.17 helped him defeat Lachie Mitchell-D’Raine who scored 13.00.
The young gun was just short in the open men’s final, scoring 12.83 to come third in a tight contest.
Eventual winner Jake Molloy, from Yokine, scored 14.47 and Sorrento’s Pascal Hutchinson managed 13.00 for second place.
Cox said it was a fun contest and he had enjoyed escaping the cold weather for the warmer climate of the Batavia Coast.
“Flat Rocks is a super-fun wave — after a couple of weeks up north in the desert, I’m heading home,” he said.
Yallingup’s Ian Ainsworth won the over-50 title in a closely contested final.
He beat Margaret River’s Brad Cowan with less than 0.95 points separating the two legends of South West surfing.
Dunsborough’s Barrie McKinnon was in ripping form, winning two titles.
McKinnon claimed victory in the over-55 Kahunas and over-60 Dukes men’s divisions.
Gracetown’s Mal Hardy also performed exceptionally well in the over-60 category.
With a combined score of 21.66, he placed second behind McKinnon’s 24.49.
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