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Junior Series Event 4 (actually #3)

first national AlbanyThe Albany Boardriders 3rd Junior Series is a wrap and we hope that everyone enjoyed their day thawing out after a greulling winter. Congrats to our winners and new Junior Club Camps, you and all you other groms did well dealing with the smaller conditions. If you are interested in your placing / points for the Junior Series head over to the results section of this web site for all the details. 

Junior Series 4 Photos

 

Comp Schedule / Format

Results

U10 Boys
1. Tyce Shepherd

U12 Boys
1. Noah Amess
2. Zen Shepherd
3. Jack Kuret
4. Hayden Moore
5. Lucas Ross

U14 Boys
1. Jacob Chrimes
2. Keehan Snyman-Mulder
3. Noah Amess
4. Connor Snyman-Mulder
5. Ewan Maisey
6. Adam Rechichi
7. Griffin Spargo
7. Max Tmpkins
8. Jack Driffill
8. Flynders Amess

U16 Boys
1. Keehan Snyman-Mulder
2. Jacob Chrimes
3. Connor Snyman-Mulder
4. Jac Coe
5. Flynn Breuker
5. Ewan Maisey
7. Flynders Amess
7. Griffin Spargo

U21 Boys
1. Zachary Watkins-Ross
2. Jac Coe
3. Fraser Tompkin
4. Bryn Roberts

U10 Girls
1. Lily Kuret
2. Sapphire Shepherd

U12 Girls
1. Talia Rechichi

U14 Girls
1. Lily Minter
2. Summer SHepherd
3. Jaz Breuker

U16 Girls
1. Pemba Spargo
2. Holly Minter
3. Sascha Roberts
4. Bridget Mason
5. Laura McEwan

U21 Girls
1. Pemba Spargo
2. Sascha Roberts
3. Holly Minter
4. Olivia Mason
5. Lily Shepherd
5. Laura McEwan

Girls Surf Camp Photos

Massive thanks to Kathleen who has uploaded a bunch of awsome photos from the girls surf camp. 

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Telstra Store Albany 2016 Wavefest

Telstra Store Albany

Once again we lucked out with the weather and scored two primo days of waves, sunshine and offshore conditions! Maybe Heuy could bring the good conditions a day forward next year so we could finish it off properly with the after party but that might be getting a little picky.  Plenty of great waves and surfing went down over the two day to leave us with our 2016 Champions Lachy Ross (Open Men), Emi Campbell (Open Women), David Beeck (35 and over Men), Karina Mitchell (35 and over Women), Peter Campbell (45 and over Men), Adrian Shepherd (50 and over Men) and Peter Bolt (60 and over Men). It's never easy to claim these titles so it took some very handy surfing to come out on top - Lachy needed some 10s on his final score sheet to prevail and Emi had to use all her skills and experience to get two good scoring waves in the open women's final to hold off the charge from our new wave of budding junior girls. Competition was also fierce across the age groups and it was good to see the girls charging and taking it on in the over 35 women's division. Of course it's not all about finishing on top, so well done to everyone who took part because it's your participation that creates the good times and vibes. Here's to a bigger and better Wavefest next year!!!!

2016 Telstra Store Albany Wavefest PHotos2016 Wavefest Photos

 

RESULTS

 

Open Men
1. Lachy Ross
2. Paul Dupuy
3. Kirran Shepherd
4. Matt Stadler 
Open Women
1. Emi Campbell
2. Evie Dupuy
3. Holly Minter
4. Pemba Spargo
 35 and Over Men
1. David Beeck
2. Darryn Oostdam
3. Jason Oostdam
4. Matt Stadler
 35 and Over Women
1. Karina Mitchell
2. Kylie Outhwaite
3. Davynka Moss
4. Narelle Wakefield
45 and Over Men
1. Peter Campbell
2. Gary Connell
3. Paul Dupuy
4. Ian Minter
50 and Over Men
1. Adrian Shepherd
2. Craig Breuker
3. Gary Connell
4. Peter Bolt
60 and Over Men
1. Peter Bolt
2. Vic Josway

Best Wipe Out
Matt Stadler
Encouragement Award
Kylie Outhwaite
Judge's Award
Craig Breuker
Reece McLean Award

Reece McLean

 

2016 Junior Series - Round 2

2016 Junior Series 2 Gallery

Thanks to everyone for coming along and supporting what has been the largest Junior comp so far. Although it was a bit of a struggle finding a beach with waves that were small enough, we did manage to score some light winds and all-day sunshine which made for a very pleasent day on the beach  indeed. The floating biscuit was once again a big hit, the Indo board did plenty of work and there were probably groms who never made it out of the water all day. As mentioned the interest in the Junior Series is definitly growing with 36 entries, 23 heats and over 6.5hrs of surfing (including a couple of instances of creative scheduling). Big shout out to Finlay, Harper and Abbey who came along for the first time and had a crack at the Rookie and Push In divisions. On the competitive side we saw a lot of you smaller groms stepping it up and taking on some bigger conditions and I am betting there were a few sets of 'Dinner Plate' eyes when those clean up sets started rolling through! It's taken some time but the boys are now beginning to out-number the girls who are continuing to step things up everytime they hit the water. Competition was tight and there were plenty of very close heats and ties to split in both the girls and boys divisions (as you may have noticed with the delay getting the results out). The kitchen was cranking as usual, the judges were scoring, Kelly was tallying, marshalls where marshalling, the pushers were pushing in and everyone was pitching in to help out so a big thanks to you all. Stoked to have Kane and the jetski there just in case and cheers to Eban from First National supplying the hot beef rolls. We are also stoked to have some new sponsors coming on board to support the club so please support these businesses when you can because they are all putting in to support our kids and the club: TELSTRA, FIRST NATIONAL REAL ESTATE, MAD MARTIES, PRICELINE, RED DOG CARPENTRY, AIDOS BOARDROOM, ALBANY SURF AND SKATE, TECTONICS AND TOTALLY SPORTS AND SURF. 

Junior Series Round 2 Results:

Under 10 Girls
1. Lily Kuret
2. Sapphire Shepherd

Under 12 Girls
1. Talia Rechichi

Under 14 Girls
1. Summer Shepherd
2. Lily Minter
3. Jaz Breuker

Under 16 Girls
1. Sascha Roberts
2. Evie Dupuy
3. Holly Minter
4. Laura McEwan
5. Lily Shepherd
5. Bridget Mason

Under 21 Girls
1. Sascha Roberts
2. Holly Minter
3. Evie Dupuy
4. Lily Shepherd
5. Laura McEwan
5. Olivia Mason
7. Bridget Mason

Under 10 Boys
1. Tyce Shepherd
2. Otto Weadon

Under 12 Boys
1. Noah Amess
2. Zen Shepherd
3. Lucas Ross
4. Jack Kuret

Under 14 Boys
1. Ewan Maisey
2. Connor Snyman-Mulder
3. Jacob Chrimes
4. Adam Rechichi
5. Griffin Spargo
5. Noah Amess
7. Keehan Snyman-Mulder
7. Flinders Amess
9. Jack Driffill
9. Malachi Stanton

Under 16 Boys
1, Keehan Snyman-Mulder
2. Jacob Chrimes
3. Ewan Maisey
4. Connor Snyman-Mulder
5. Griffin Spargo
5. Jac Coe
7. Flinders Amess

Under 21 Boys
1. Jac Coe
2. Zachary Watkins-Ross
3. Bryn Roberts
4. Fraser Tompkin

DOWNLOAD PDF: Junior Series 2 Competition Format

Junior Series Points

Points for the first Junior Series Event have been posted on this site. Check the results section in the main menu above for the link.

State Junior Titles - Round 1

Pemba, Sascha and Evie heading out for under 16s finalFor those that missed the article in the Albany Advertiser, we had six club members have a go at taming the waves at Surfers Point in Margies for the first Junior State round of 2016. Margies is a tricky place to work out and Ewan and Laura did well cutting their teeth on  some main break nuggets but unfortunately they weren't able progress through the first round. By the smiles on their faces they were pretty stoked to be amongst it though. The waves eluded Holly in her u16s heat and she bowed out early as well. The exciting news was that Sascha, Evie and Pemba all had a solid crack in the u18 girls and all made the final of the under 16 GIrls division against some high quality opposition. It turned out to be one of the most competative finals of the event with the girls exchanging plenty of waves creating a see-sawing leaderboard. Margaret River's Jamaica Selby put her local knowledge to good use to take it out with only a hand full of points spreading the whole final. Congratulations girls on a great event - it's such a thrill to see you all progressing and condending amongst the state's heavy hitters. Great work you south coasters!!!!

2016 Boys & Mens Coaching Clinic

We had a small group of 8 boys for the boys coaching clinic weekend battling less than perfect conditions but I think all of them went home with some handy tips. We were lucky enough to have Neil Thompson down from Surfing WA to share his knowledge and give a small group of Groms some personalised pointers to continue to work on. Big effort from him to drive down very early from Perth to be at Parrys by 9 and then straight back on Sunday afternoon. We do appreciate all Neil's efforts to get down here to pass on his knowledge and make an impact on our Great Southern groms.. We had a mix of progressing surfers and beginners braving conditions and it was great to see some new faces (Sebastian and Findlay) getting in to it. These guys were pretty determined to work it out and if they keep on rolling with it they should be shralping in no time.  We did have JK go down pulling a stomach muscle so we hope you are up and about and back in to it soon buddy. A big thanks to Breuks who put in the hours coaching and in the water, John Rechichi for paddling a roung on safety duties and Marni and Michelle for supplying some well received cake and slices. TIme to put those tips to work groms and work a little harder on Huey to deliver some nicer conditions next year please.

Junior T-Shirt Design Comp

After being swamped with entries for this year's junior t-shirt design comp (well maybe not swamped), we have decided on a winner. Well done on your winning piece Adam Rechichi of a rugged up, lay-about scandinavian shredder. We might add a knarly wave to the shirt as well - just because we can. Shirts for this year's junior series will go to groms who compete in two or more of the series events. We will take orders for them at the next Junior Series Event so you can update your waredrobes for 2016.

Scando Surfer

2016 Junior Series Event 1

If you think back to the first Junior Series event  there were maybe 12 groms max, all huddled under a rainy gazebo after finishing in a few hours of surfing. Things have progessed a little with about 29 juniors getting into it today, I think at one point we might have had all 29 on the inflatable tube which was, on many accounts, more fun than surfing.

Welcome to our new juniors Fraser, Keehan, Connor and Malachi - good to have you on board. You Push In and Rookie chargers were smashing it out today as well. Campbell was spotted bombing it all the way in from out the back on 'Big Red' while everyone else was in a 'No Holding Back' kind of mood. Good on you Jack, Louis, Lily K, Campbell Sapphire, Tyce nad Otto.

There were some fierce battles in the competitive divisions and looking through the results there were some very close finals with 1-2 point spreads from 1st to 4th. There was a lot of great surfing going on so well done to all of you grommet  shredders. Thanks everyone for all your efforts, judges, setter upperers, safety officers, timers, flag crew, trailer drivers, tabulators, spotters, buzzer pushers, parents and support crews.

Once we work out series  points we will post them to the web site. Keep your eyes out for info on the Boys Clinic coming up in March, the next Junior Series will run at the start of April and I believe entries are out for the first of the Junior State rounds for those who want to mix it up with the other juniors around the WA - see the Surfing WA web site for this one.

Photo Gallery - Click to View:

2016 Junior Series Event 1 Gallery

Results for today as follows:

Under 10 Girls
1. Lily Kuret
2. Sapphire Shepherd

Under 12 Girls
1. Talia Rechichi

Under 14 Girls
1. Lily Minter
2. Summer Shepherd
3. Jaz Breuker

Under 16 Girls
1. Pemba Spargo
2. Holly Minter
3. Evie Dupuy
4. Sascha Roberts

Under 21 Girls
1. Evie Dupuy
2. Sascha Roberts
3. Holly Minter
4. Pemba Spargo

Under 12 Boys
1. Noah Amess
2. Zen Shepherd
3. Malachi Stanton
4. Lucas Ross
5. Jack Kuret

Under 14 Boys
1. Ewan Maisey
2. Jacob Chrimes
3. Keehan Snyman-Mulder
4. Noah Amess

Under 16 Boys
1. Flynn Breuker
2. Ewan Maisey
3. Jacob Chrimes
4. Jac Coe
5. Adam Rechichi

Under 21 Boys
1. Zachary Watkins-Ross
2. Bryn Roberts
3. Fraser Tonkin

2016 Junior Series

2016 Junior Series

There are a few changes to the Junior Series this year that you should know about. There will be four events, one in each season, spread out across 2016. Points will be awarded for competitive divisions in each event and allocated as per the point system used by Surfing WA for the Junior State rounds. Your points from your best three events (so you can miss one or drop your worst result) will be added at the end of the series to  crown our series winners and junior club champions. Unlike last year there will be no Junior Wavefest as such and points for all events will be equal. Once again we will be running the ever popular non-competitive Push In and Rookie divisions for those that want to come down and be apart of the action without having scores attached to your surfing. In these divisions it's all about having fun, getting a few pointers, hanging out with your friends and having a go. Take note also of the age divisions this year because there are some changes. This year we will be running U10, U12, U14, U16 AND U21 divisions for the girls and boys. This will give you bigger juniors a chance to get involved and have a crack at a club championship title as well. Bring some cash as the canteen will be up and running and I am sure it won't disappoint as per usual.

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