Over nine exciting days of competition, 238 athletes from 13 WA clubs took on some of the best in Australia, with seven of our youth, thirty open and twenty masters’ competitors bringing home medals from the recent 2019 Aussies, held on the Gold Coast from the 30 March to 7 April.
Despite some rough, challenging conditions at Broadbeach this year, which saw all open women and U17 male events forced to relocate to North Kirra for the last few days of competition, our athletes, unaccustomed to the large swell, put on some impressive performances with many making the cut through to finals.
City of Perth athlete Max Anderson-Loake kicked off the open campaign strongly taking bronze in Open Male Champion Lifesaver, while Cottesloe’s Jarrad Davies took silver in the Male Malibu Long Board Riding event then followed it up with another podium finish, taking bronze in the Male Surf Board Riding event.
Trigg Islands’ Alana Nicholls and Shannon Reynolds paired up for the Open Female Double Ski, the smiling duo pocketing a silver medal; while North Cottesloe’s Matthew Cochran, James Gatti, Jeffery Hegarty, Matthew Norton and Joshua Gray also scored silver in the Male Surf Boat Short Course race.
A highlight of the week was undoubtedly Sorrento beach sprint champion Jackson Symonds performance, making the history books with his fifth Open Beach Sprint title and an Aussies record. As part of the Sorrento Open Male Beach Relay team, along with Caleb Paulus, Charlie Rigby and Kristian Hackett, Jackson narrowly missed a second podium finish with the team finishing fourth.
Also just missing out, in the Open Female Beach Sprint event, was City of Perth’s Sophie Watts, coming in with a fourth place finish, as did the Sorrento Open Mixed March Past team of Joanne Barram, Jennifer Colyer, Robert Doherty, Mark Gannon, Murray Geneff, Michael Gill, Kevin Haynes, Kenneth Jenner, Robert Lindsay, Leigh Nash, Tricia Neary and Russell Wright.
In the U19 events, Sorrento’s Female Beach Relay team of Amy Breman, Charley Rafferty, Sydney Rafferty and Serena Nandapi took silver, while North Cottesloe’s Matthew Lloyd came away with bronze in the Male Beach Sprint.
In the boating arena, we saw City of Perth’s Female Surf Boat team consisting of Paige Bajada, Chloe Hogan, Taylah Horsham, Georgia Williams and Geoffrey Wilson (Sweep), take bronze in some extreme conditions.
We also saw some outstanding performances in the U17 ranks with Hannah Jones (Scarboro) taking silver in the Female 2km Beach Run; followed by Ben Johnson (Scarboro) with bronze in the male event. Sorrento’s Tai Kirkpatrick took bronze in the Male Beach Flags then followed it up with another bronze in the Male Beach Relay with teammates Tyson Cook, Cristian Sayers and Jared Thompson. Another Sorrento beachie, Amy Breman, also took bronze in the Female Beach Sprint.
Moving to the water, Patrick Eley, Max Hunter and Will Savage (Trigg Island) put in an outstanding performance to take bronze in the Male Board Relay.
We are expecting big things from these youth as they continue their surf sports journey.
With many more athletes making the finals of their respective events, congratulations to all those who made the journey east.
Get the Youth & Masters wrap here
Full event results found here
2019 WA medallists, Youth, Open & Masters events:
|Jayden Evans||U14 Male Beach Flags||Cottesloe SLSC|
|Joseph Crowley||U15 Male 2km Beach Run||Sorrento SLSC|
|Jackson Symonds||Open Male Beach Sprint||Sorrento SLSC|
|Jarrad Davies||30-39 Male Malibu Long Board Riding||Cottesloe SLSC|
|Jarrad Davies||30-39 Male Surf Board Riding||Cottesloe SLSC|
|Daniel Humble||35-39 Male Single Ski||Trigg Island SLSC|
|Sharan Colliss||50-54 Female Surf Race||City of Perth SLSC|
|Nicola Scott||45-49 Female Board Race||City of Perth SLSC|
|Warren Jones||50-54 Male Board Race||Scarboro SLSC|
|Jose Desfosses||65-69 Male 1km Beach Run||Scarboro SLSC|
|Michael Cook||70 Yrs and Over Male Ocean Swim||Trigg Island SLSC|
|Sharan Colliss, Linda Jackson, Nicola Scott||130 yrs min Female Surf Team||City of Perth SLSC|
|Riley Somers||U14 Male 2km Beach Run||Scarboro SLSC|
|Hannah Jones||U17 Female 2km Beach Run||Scarboro SLSC|
|Amy Breman, Charley Rafferty, Sydney Rafferty, Serena Nandapi||U19 Female Beach Relay||Sorrento SLSC|
|Jarrad Davies||Open Male Malibu Long Board Riding||Cottesloe SLSC|
|Alana Nicholls, Shannon Reynolds||Open Female (Conditional Age) Double Ski||Trigg Island SLSC|
|Matthew Cochran, James Gatti, Jeffery Hegarty, Matthew Norton, Joshua Gray||Open Male Surf Boat Short Course Race||North Cottesloe SLSC|
|Tegan Maffescioni||30-34 Female Beach Flags||North Cottesloe SLSC|
|Andrew Walker||55-59 Male 2km Beach Run||City of Perth SLSC|
|Sharan Colliss||50-54 Female Ocean Swim||City of Perth SLSC|
|Warren Jones||50-54 Male Surf Race||Scarboro SLSC|
|Stanley Davies||60-69 yrs Male Malibu Long Board Riding||Cottesloe SLSC|
|Robin Slattery, Stanley Davies||65-99 Male Board Rescue||Cottesloe SLSC|
|Michael Cook||70 Yrs and Over Male Surf Race||Trigg Island SLSC|
|Nyah Gray||U14 Female 2km Beach Run||Trigg Island SLSC|
|Lucy Hills||U14 Female Beach Sprint||Floreat SLSC|
|James Kiely||U14 Male Beach Sprint||City of Bunbury|
|Sienna Algeri||U15 Female Beach Flags||Sorrento SLSC|
|Matthew Lloyd||U19 Male Beach Sprint||North Cottesloe SLSC|
|Ben Johnson||U17 Male 2km Beach Run||Scarboro SLSC|
|Tai Kirkpatrick||U17 Male Beach Flags||Sorrento SLSC|
|Tyson Cook, Tai Kirkpatrick, Cristian Sayers, Jared Thompson||U17 Male Beach Relay||Sorrento SLSC|
|Cristian Sayers||U17 Male Beach Sprint||Sorrento SLSC|
|Amy Breman||U17 Female Beach Sprint||Sorrento SLSC|
|Patrick Eley, Max Hunter, Will Savage||U17 Male Board Relay||Trigg Island SLSC|
|Paige Bajada, Chloe Hogan, Taylah Horsham, Georgia Williams, Geoffrey Wilson||U19 Female (Cond Ski Age) Surf Boat||City of Perth SLSC|
|Max Anderson Loake||Open Male Champion Lifesaver||City of Perth SLSC|
|Jarrad Davies||Open Male Surf Board Riding||Cottesloe SLSC|
|Tegan Maffescioni||30-34 Female Beach Sprint||North Cottesloe SLSC|
|Todd Edwards||35-39 Male Beach Flags||North Cottesloe SLSC|
|Aaron Bell||35-39 Male Beach Sprint||Sorrento SLSC|
|Fiona Carroll, Tracey Shaw||40-99 Female Board Rescue||Fremantle SLSC|
|Sue Waite||45-49 Female Beach Flags||Sorrento SLSC|
|John Hackett||55-59 Male Beach Sprint||Sorrento SLSC|
|Michael Cook, Brian Campbell||70 Yrs and Over Male Board Rescue||Trigg Island SLSC|
|Fiona Carroll, Jette Oksis, Tracey Shaw||130 yrs min Female Surf Team||Fremantle SLSC|
|Linda Jackson, Nicola Scott||130 yrs min Female Taplin Relay||City of Perth SLSC|
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