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39th Sunshine Surfmasters

WA Country Builders 39th Sunshine Surfmasters

Surfmasters_20152015 marked the 39th year for the Sunshine Surfmasters in Geraldton.

WA’s longest running amateur surfing event the Sunshine Surfmasters back for its 39th year was held over the weekend of 4/6th September and again highlighted the efforts of the Geraldton Boardriders Club .

The Sunny Comp has Open and Age divisions on offer plus the Expression session! Divisions include: Open Men, Open Women, Cadets (16 & Under), Juniors (19 & Under), Seniors (30 & Over), Masters (40 & Over), Grand Masters (50 & Over) and Non-Competitors.

This year’s event was again a huge success. 90 competitors took part across the weekend. Saturday saw a small building swell, clearing early showers with a 7am start at Flat Rocks for a full day of surfing across the 8 divisions. Day one concluded around 5pm where the Cadet Boys and Open Womens divisions were finalised due to the forecast of a large swell arriving for Sunday.

The finals day produced a solid 3 metre swell and the surfing rose to another level providing plenty of adrenalin rushes for the surfers and a spectacular of high class surfing for the spectators, described as ‘world class’.

The winner of the Open Division was home-grown surfer Jesse Molloy just pipping the standout surfer of the event, Yallingups Kael Walsh who took out the Cadet and Junior divisions. Jesse won a stack of cash and prizes, a surf charter in the Mentawis and a wild card entry into the 2016 WCT Drug Aware Margaret River pro. We had a great turn-out at the presentations held at the Freemasons Hotel where we awarded over $15,000 worth of cash and prizes.

sept-5-6Division winners: Open Men – Jesse Molloy, Open Women – Alex Durant, Cadets (16 & Under) – Kael Walsh, Juniors (19 & Under) – Kael Walsh, Seniors (30 & Over) – Ben McDonald, Masters (40 & Over) – Paul Paterson , Grand Masters (50 & Over) – Steve Williams, Non-Competitors) – Damien Fleming, Expression Session – Jack McDonald.

Special thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors!

Check out the results here:

Sunshine Surfmasters 2015 Results
Sunshine Surfmasters 2015 Results
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