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West OZ boardriding clubs battle for state title

The Surf Boardroom Surf League
Adam Morrison © Woolacott


The Surf Boardroom Surf League
Surfing Western Australia 
Scarborough Beach, Perth WA
4 - October, 2014 

Club contest gets together top surfers to represent in Scarborough 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 October, 2014 - Scarborough Beach is set to transform into a battlefield this Saturday as Western Australia's strongest boardriding clubs converge on the metropolitan beaches for their chance to capture one of the states most sought after wins at the annual Surf Boardroom Surf League event.

The Surf League is truly unique competition with historical roots that run all the way back to 1986, making it WA's longest running and most prestigious teams surfing event, combining what Australian sport is all about; mateship, team spirit and excitement.

WA's best boardriding clubs have been invited to nominate six of their strongest surfers (4 x open age surfers, 1 x O/28 senior surfer, and 1 x U/18 junior surfer) in an exciting format that combines the top two scores from each surfer for a combined team total.

Powerhouse clubs who have dominated Surf League over the past decade include Trigg Point and Margaret River who have gone head-to-head over the years and remain the teams to beat in 2014.

"This is the one event per year that everyone genuinely wants to win," said Trigg Point Team Captain Mick Jardine. "We're excited to defend our title against some quality opposition whilst enjoying the banter and rivalry between Margaret River and all the other clubs competing."

Surfers from City Beach, Geraldton, Yallingup, and Mandurah will also be out to etch their club's name on the perpetual trophy whilst enjoying the atmosphere and camaraderie the event has grown famous for.

2014 will mark the 22nd consecutive year that local surf retailer The Surf Boardroom have supported this iconic gathering of the surfing tribes. 

"Club surfing is a great part of the culture here in Australia," said Surf Boardroom owner Geoff Counsel. "There's not many other places in the world that have boardriding clubs with the passion and support as what we do here in WA."

Counsel's strong sentiment for the ongoing support of Surf League was reiterated by his general manager Neil Atkinson. "For us it's all about putting something back into the local surfing community and encouraging junior surfers and clubs right across WA."

After an extremely good run of swell and conditions over winter, the sandbanks at Scarborough are in still in good shape with light winds and sunny skies forecast for Saturday.

The action is set to be red hot with first round competition set to kick off at 8am sharp with the event finals kicking off just after 12pm.

Justin Majeks

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