Win fit for a queen

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Yallingup teenager Emma Cattlin is queen of the point 2019
Camera IconYallingup teenager Emma Cattlin is queen of the point 2019 Credit: Supplied

Yallingup teenager Emma Cattlin was named Queen of the Point at Perth’s King of the Point at Trigg Beach on Sunday.

Cattlin proved she’s one of WA’s best young surfers, winning her maiden Queen of the Point in sunny conditions with 2-3-foot swell, using her strong forehand attack to post a combined total of 12.33 in the final.

“I feel really honoured to win this prestigious event,” Cattlin said. “The set-up, the format, equal prize money, everything about this event has been special and I’ll remember this moment for a long time to come.”

Cattlin’s coach from last weekend’s Margaret River WA Junior Surfing Titles, Luke Campbell, mastered conditions to overcome some of WA’s best and most exciting surfers to claim the title of King of the Point with victory over Jake Molloy in a thrilling 25-minute final. Growing up surfing the waves at Trigg Point, Campbell drew upon his years of experience to record a score of 14.10 in the final and claim a record-equalling third King of the Point win.

“I’m so stoked right now, words can’t describe what this event or this wave means to me,” Campbell said.

“To have all my family and friends here to support me and cheer me on was incredible and it’s nice to finally get one after two consecutive runner-up finishes.”

Both Cattlin and Campbell picked up $1250 prize money for their efforts as well as a return flight to Indonesia, thanks to Air Asia.

Cowaramup’s Macklin Flynn was awarded the Air Asia Wave of the Dayfor his perfect 10-point ride while Yallingup’s Tommy Trigwell used his polished backhand repertoire to claim victory in the hotly contested over-40 Lord of the Point final.

Yallingup’s Dylan Vernon won the under-16 Jester of the Point final, the biggest victory of his short but promising career.

Surfing WA events manager Justin Majeks congratulated everyone involved in the success of this year’s Corsaire Aviation King of the Point. “This event first ran back in the early 80s and to be here at Trigg Point all these years on is a testament to its importance,” Majeks said.

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