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Riding Waves and Climbing the Points Tally this Aussies!

Trigg Island SLSC member competing during the Standup Surfing Championships

Conditions may have proven challenging throughout the week for our standup surfers at this year’s Aussies, hosted at Trigg Island, however, that didn’t deter them from putting on a show by making the most of what swell was on offer.
With Trigg Island being a popular destination for WA surfers throughout the season, it was only fitting that our members took advantage of the home surf, putting on a clinic for spectators to enjoy.
Luke Upfold, proved to be the golden surfer within our midst, finishing with 2 medals in the Shortboard and Malibu riding events.
All points from the Surfboard riding competition contributed towards the club standings, counted at the end of the week, and crowns Australia’s Champion Club and Champion Master’s Club.

Whilst Surfboard riding events aren’t traditionally seen within the Surf Lifesaving competitions, it was a refreshing add-on to this year’s Aussies, giving competitors around Australia an opportunity to enjoy WA’s surf culture and open up the competition to be inclusive to other aspects of ocean sport.
We’re proud of our member’s efforts within this space and look forward to watching them carve it up at Trigg Island in the off-season.
Below are the finalists and medalists from the Surfboard Riding Championships this years Aussies:



– 50-59 Male Short Board Riding – Luke Upfold
– 40-49 Male Short Board Riding – Tim Carr
– 50-59 Male Malibu Long Board – Luke Upfold


– U19 Female Surf Board Riding – Lauren Ware
– 50-59 Male Short Board Riding – Mark Mulvay


– 60-69 yrs Male Short Board Riding – 4th Place – David Host
– U15 Male Surf Board Riding – 4th Place – Matthew McEwen

Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club acknowledges the traditional owners, the Whadjuk People of the Noongar Nation, of the beach on which we work and play. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and are grateful for their continuing connection to the land, sea and sky.