Friday, 02 November 2012
The 2012 ECU Surf Challenge at Yallingup Beach in WA’s South West has been hailed as an unequivocal success.
Ideal springtime conditions, combined with a high quality field of surfers, produced a superb day of competition.
Margaret River veteran Andrew Sheridan won the Open Men’s division with some powerful, high scoring maneuvers.
Mikaela Green made it a hat trick, winning her third consecutive Surf Challenge Women’s title.
“I love surfing in this event at Yallingup,” Ms Green said.
“It’s always a well run competition and the prizes are unreal. Thank you to the event team and to the sponsors for their generosity.”
Fourteen-year old Dunsborough wonder boy Boston Kavanagh came out on top in the ‘Grommets’ division, despite some fierce competition.
Music by Daisy Clover, upbeat commentary from Tom Pearsall and Matt Mansfield, a scrumptious barbeque and a slick award ceremony at Caves House rounded off the day in style.
Surf Science course coordinator Rob Holt said the ECU South West event management students did a wonderful job preparing and delivering the competition.
“The crew did a great job organising and delivering our event,” he said.
"The surfing was of a very high standard throughout the day. A huge thanks to our sponsors, The Laundry Café, Jake Paterson at Quiksilver, Creatures of Leisure, Otis, Good Earth, Yallingup Beach Holiday Park and Caves House.”