Joe's weekly surf report

Jordyn Ihms from Mandurah. Photo: Woolacott.
Jordyn Ihms from Mandurah. Photo: Woolacott.

Western Australian bodyboarder, Kyle Ward, has beaten a host of the world’s best riders at the Wedge Pro held in Mandurah last weekend.

The challenging conditions during the three-day event didn’t stop riders from showing their skills in the Wedge waves, with Ward taking the honours and consequently taking the lead of the Australian Tour Ratings because this was the first event of the year.

He was challenged all the way by Queensland’s Lachlan Cramsie who placed second, but in the end local knowledge prevailed.

“This is the ultimate start to the year for me and gives me plenty of momentum for the Aussie Tour Title,” Ward said.

Other WA bodyboarders George Humphries made the semi finals while Margaret Rivers Ryan Hardy got to the quarter finals respectively.

The WA Longboard Titles will kick off next Friday at Yallingup mainbreak so there should be plenty of waves for the state’s best riders during the three-day event.

There will be a large range of different divisions from Under 18’s to Over 65’s, so all ages will get a chance to compete.


Thursday will have moderate SE winds and a nice two-metre swell rolling in.

Friday will have more clean SE winds and a similar 2m swell, then it’s all on for the weekend.

Saturday sees an increasing, solid 3m plus swell with clean SE winds while Sunday looks epic with ESE winds and a continuing 3m swell.


Smiths reef.