THE SURF SPOT: Thomas takes home junior Prince of the Point crown

South West surfers conquered the elements last weekend while competing for the prestigious King of the Point at Trigg Beach.

A powerful storm front created plenty of swell with near perfect conditions on Saturday, but Sunday was the opposite with strong onshore winds making conditions choppy and unpredictable.

Competitors had to use their endurance and wave knowledge to progress in the solid two-metre swells.

Yallingup’s Kael Walsh flew the flag for the South West with an impressive second place in the King of the Point division which was eventually won by Brazilian Jano Belo.

Current junior Australian champion Jack Thomas, from Dunsborough, claimed the win in the hotly contested Prince of the Point junior division, taking out some of his closest friends on his way.

Dunsborough’s junior Australian champion Jack Thomas claimed the win in the hotly contested Prince of the Point junior division” 

                                                                                                                                 Using his lightning fast backhand attack, Thomas posted a combined two-wave total of 14.76 out of 20 to beat Moses Le Grice (East Fremantle), Felix Leaver (Yallingup) and Jake Edwards (Cottesloe).

"The waves were so good yesterday (Saturday) that today’s conditions don’t even matter," said Thomas.

"All the boys were ripping this weekend and I’m just stoked to take out the win."

Hotspot: The Farm on Saturday.

                                                                                                                                               Report by Joe Jordanoff

Photo: Surfing WA