Woorrangalook Koori Surf Titles
Urquhart Bluff, Great Ocean Road Victoria
8 - 9 February 2014
Communities travel from all across the state to gather with groms
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 February, 2014 - Urquhart Bluff, Great Ocean Road Victoria - The 14th Annual Woorrangalook Koori Surf Titles was held over the weekend at Urquhart Bluff and saw 100 indigenous surfers from across the state gather at the pristine beach on the Great Ocean Road.
The event saw communities travel from all across the state including Geelong, Metro Melbourne, Shepparton, Bendigo, Portland and East Gippsland to participate in the major event on the Koori sporting calendar.
With perfect hot weather on Saturday, all of the participants were given a skills and water safety lesson in the small swell. All junior divisions were finalised on the Sunday before the strong weather change hit the coast.
Open Womens, Masters, Bodyboard and Teams divisions were all run across the weekend with the Open Men’s division postponed. The Open Mens division will be run at the TOLL Victorian Open Series Phillip Island Round in 3 weeks and will see the top Open surfers battle it out for a spot in the Rip Curl Pro Pre-Trials.
Local Geelong girl, Taleena Black (Under 16 Girls), was awarded with the Encouragement Award for contesting both the Under 16 and Open division. She was awarded with a brand new NSP surfboard with custom indigenous artwork.
Black is part of the Wathaurong Surfing Development Squad, which helps young indigenous surfers develop their surfing and water skills.
U/6 Mixed: Kalanne Lovett (Stawell)
U/10 Girls: Savannah Jenkins (Geelong)
U/10 Boys: BJ Potter (Geelong)
U/13 Girls: Amber Harrison (Lakes Entrance)
U/13 Boys: Jordan Mungatoppi (Phillip Island)
U/16 Girls: Rai Livesey (Geelong)
U/16 Boys: Jack Brogden (Geelong)
U/18 Girls: Shannon Debono (Melbourne)
U/18 Boys: Keedan Graham (Torquay)
Open Women: Rai Livesey (Geelong)
Open Men: POSTPONED
Masters Women: Corrina O’Toole (Geelong)
Masters Men: Steve Parker (Phillip Island)
Bodyboard: Lowell Hunter (Geelong)
Teams: Wathaurong Co-Op Youth
The Woorrangalook Victorian Koori Surf Titles is Presented by VicHealth and Play It Safe by the Water and Supported by Be the Influence – Tackling Binge Drinking, Wathaurong Co-Op, Wathaurong Glass, CFMEU, Team Up and Farm Foods.