Sydney's James Casey and the Gold Coast's Angela Jackson will return to their cities having been crowned King and Queen of the Cut after breaking records on their way to wins at the annual Mandurah event.
Hundreds of keen stand-up paddlers flocked to the start line at the Dawesville Cut to trek their way across the gruelling 24-kilometre journey to Secret Harbour, with Casey and Jackson shining the brightest as they took home the men and women's divisions respectively.
Casey finished with a time of one hour, 40 minutes and 18 seconds to shatter the record by a stunning 56 seconds, which was set by Jake Jensen in 2017.
Jackson won the double, the Queen of the Cut and the first 14-foot board, with a time of two hours, five minutes and 13 seconds to beat her own record, also set in 2017.
In the men's finishing a close second to Casey just 47 seconds behind was current ISA World Champion Michael Booth (WA), while 17-year-old Sam McCullough ran in third.
Casey has now won back-to-back King of the Cut titles, and also finished second at the Shaw and Partners Doctor last Saturday.
"I'm absolutely stoked to take the win," Casey said.
"The conditions were great, the wind came in as we started and the bumps were linear and I was just surfing, you can't really ask for anything more," he said.
Jackson, who wasn't able to compete last year due to an achilles injury, said that her goal in her 15-month recovery was to be fit for this year's race.
"To win my come-back race is awesome and to beat my record is amazing," she said.
"This sets me up really well for 2020. I plan on doing most of the EuroTour and in the US-based races."
Equal prize money was awarded to males and females, each receiving $1000.
This year, the 12-kilometre race was held on the same day and started at the same time as the main race, setting off from Dawesville and finishing at Doddies Beach.
In that event it was Wade Carberry (NSW) taking home top honours.
For more information on the race or for a full run down of results visit kingofthecut.com