Yallingup Boardriders competition four | Surfers challenged at Smiths Beach

A-Frames surf break at Smiths Beach served up challenging lefts and rights for round four of the Yallingup Boardriders juniors’ competition on Father’s Day – dad’s were well rewarded with chocolate gifts. 

Six divisions took on the conditions without hesitation and ignored a cold morning to enjoy a late afternoon glass-off.

Mike Plowman of Surf Lifestyle Performance, headed up the judging panel to lend his international experience and expertise.

With Plowman in attendance, parents and grommets had the benefit to learn about the current judging criteria and what judges are looking for in a competition.

Plowman shared his knowledge on what surfers earn points for in their heats and how the judging scale is adjusted to conditions.

Yallingup Boardriders vice president Timm Uros said as a club, they were committed to developing and training their members in the art of competitive surfing.

“It is so valuable to have the groms learn about the judging process so that they can work on those aspects in their heats,” he said.

“We had mums, dads and young groms take the judging chair to learn those skills first hand”.

Results from the competition ended with:

Under 16’s:

  1. Jay Robinson
  2. Dylan Vernon
  3. Reilley Smith
  4. Lyndon Pritchard

Senior girls

  1. Emma Cattlin
  2. Alix Ness
  3. Jazzy Martin
  4. Asha Hughes

Under 14’s

  1. Otis North
  2. Lachie Phillips
  3. Kai Uros
  4. Sam Phillips

Under 12’s

  1. Remy North
  2. Bede Chandler
  3. Oscar Trigwell
  4. Jettaya Hammond
  5. Reece Antonio

Under 10’s

  1. Cruz Uros
  2. Cam Spencer
  3. Jordie Buxcey
  4. Taj Edmonds

Junior girls

  1. Rosie Gillett
  2. Mia Martin
  3. Skyla Boyes
  4. Demi Buxcey

VP awards 

Geoff North and Sheridan Hammond for received the VP award for their voluntary services on the jet ski all day.

Encouragement award 

Luke Everett