Capes junior surfers marked a return to form at the first round of the State Junior Surfing Titles in Margaret River at the weekend. Home advantage helped Maverick Wilson, Olive Hardy, Ace Flynn and Brock Launders who were among the seven title winners. About 100 keen grommets took to challenging waters off Surfers Point on Saturday and Sunday, vying for their spots in the national titles in Queensland later this year as well as wild-card trial entry for the upcoming Margaret River Pro. Surfing WA events manager Justin Majeks said Main Break showed its versatility, offering a variety of conditions across the weekend, with clean 2-3 feet waves early on Saturday, building into windswept 6-8 feet surf for finals on Sunday. The weather was also influenced by tropical cyclone Charlotte coming through from the north. Majeks said the young guns were inspired to surf at the Championship Tour location. “Despite some testing conditions it was a great weekend of surfing all-round,” he said. “For many kids, this was their first time competing out there at Surfers Point. “It can be an intimidating wave and I was super-impressed by every grommet I saw paddle out through the keyhole.” Dunsborough’s Wilson surfed with great style and flow to win the hotly-contested under-16 cadet boys final, finishing on a combined total of 18.25 from 20, defeating challengers including Sid Englert, Remy North and Kade Martin. Hardy won through in the under-14 grom girls final on the strength of her combination of committed take-offs and powerful manoeuvres. “It’s been so fun ... surfing Main Break with just us girls out there,” she said after her victory. “That’s definitely some of the toughest conditions I can remember competing in, but I’m stoked with the win and I want to say well done to all the girls in the final.” Cowaramup’s Flynn claimed the win in the under-14 groms boys final, defeating an impressive group of young chargers earmarked as future stars of the sport. Tough conditions meant Flynn’s two-wave total of 11.85 carried the day. “I’ve loved every minute of the weekend and well done to the boys,” he said. Margaret River surfer Brock Launders scored in the blue-ribbon under-18 Junior Boys final. Judges said his powerful rail surfing was a delight, amassing a combined total of 15.10. “I’m pretty stoked,” Launders said. “It’s been a long time between wins for me personally and I’m just glad that all the time I’ve been putting in out there has paid off for me.” Denmark’s Isi Campbell claimed the under-16 girls and under-18 girls divisions, staying cool under pressure to take out the weekend’s only double victory against Margaret River and Augusta surfers including Ruby Berry, Zali Hewson, Mia Scott, and Will Hines. The next round will take place at Trigg late next month.