Champions to be crowned as Mandurah hosts WA Longboard Titles

Peel local Brendan Collins will look to enjoy his home break at the WA Longboard Titles in Mandurah this weekend. Photo: Surfing WA/Majeks.
Peel local Brendan Collins will look to enjoy his home break at the WA Longboard Titles in Mandurah this weekend. Photo: Surfing WA/Majeks.

Some of Western Australia's best longboarders are set to converge on the Peel coastline this weekend, for the final round of the Volte Wetsuits WA Longboard and Logger Titles.

With a staggering 18 separate state championship titles on the line, the event has attracted a strong field of local contestants plus those travelling from Perth, the South West, Mid-West and Great Southern to compete.

After an amazing opening event in Yallingup back in February, it will be on for surfers both young and old this weekend, with great conditions forecast for divisions ranging from under 18 juniors through to over 70 Kahunas.

The blue-ribbon open men's division is stacked with talent, all vying to see who'll be crowned state champion in 2020.

Jack Medland (Dunsborough) finished first in Yallingup in both the open longboard and open logger divisions and will one to watch at Avalon later this week.

"I'm definitely excited to be competing this weekend and the forecast is looking really fun," said Medland.

"It's been such a crazy year that we didn't even think we'd get a second event. For me my focus is definitely shifted towards logging, which the long walls of Avalon are perfect for."

Many local Peel surfers are set to compete on home soil including Brendan Collins (Falcon), Ryan Egan (Meadow Springs), Zali Cory (Falcon) and Jacob McIvor (Rockingham), who will all be out to benefit from a home ground advantage this weekend.

Surfing WA last held a Longboard State Title at Avalon back in 2017 and the hiatus has attracted a diverse demographic of competitors from across WA.

"It's a great opportunity for our longboard community to get together again," Surfing WA events manager Justin Majeks said.

"It's been over five months since our opening event in Yallingup and I wish all our surfers the best of luck."

Favourable surf conditions are forecast for the event, which will begin on Saturday with heats to commence at Avalon from 8am.

Finals are set to be held on Sunday.

Surfing WA will be streaming live heat scores and results for people to follow via their new live event site surfingwalive.com.au

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