Success for juniors

Augusta Margaret River Times
Ry Dempsey gives his all in the grommet competition.
Camera IconRy Dempsey gives his all in the grommet competition. Credit: Surfing WA/Majeks

Margaret River’s youngest surfing stars ensured the region was well-represented at the weekend’s Wahu Surfer Groms competition at Trigg Beach.

Dunsborough young gun Jay Robinson and Red Bluff surfer Coral Durant were overall winners in the under-14 boys and girls divisions and earned a three-day trip to the Wahu Surf Camp at Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre.

Robinson scored a combined total of 10.66 from a possible 20 in a close 20-minute final to finish with a heat high 6.83 out of 10.

Palmyra surfer Dexter Payenberg, Cottesloe’s James Bennett, and Margaret River local Danny Benedetti made up the rest of the final line-up.

“I’m stoked, this has to best one of the best prizes you could ever get,” Robinson told Surfing WA.

“The HPC will be an amazing opportunity and this weekend has been so much fun.”

Margaret River surfers Ruby Berry and Ruby Willcox took first and second spots in the under-12 girls, posting 16.84 and 11.11 respectively.

Berry also topped the under-10 girls division with 13.33, ahead of fellow local Kaleisha Launders (11.74).

Margaret River surfer Brock Launders made it to third place in the under-12 boys round, as well as a $250 prize for best and fairest male surfer.

Lilli Cox was fourth in the under-14 girls, while young Kye Launders made it to third in the under-8 division with 10 points.

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