West is best as Scarborough Sunsets take out the Inaugural Super Surf Teams League Trophy
The Scarborough Sunsets have proven west is best as they took out the inaugural Super Surf Teams League trophy today at North Cronulla.
The Western Australian team sat on equal points coming into the final round along with the Queensland Country Canecutters and Sunshine Coast Marlins, with the Northern Beaches Rays leading into round three.
The Sunsets finished up on top followed by the Sunshine Coast Marlins and the South Coast Makos in third.
Newlyweds from the Scarborough Sunsets Dan and Ceris Humble were ecstatic to take home the inaugural trophy to WA.
“It’s great for WA,” Ceris said.
“It’s exactly like our Surf League at home and it gives a lot of people the opportunity to have a race in lots of different disciplines.”
“We’ve had some great competitions in the last month and a half and saw some great consistency from all the WA teams. I think it sets a standard for the young up-and-comers to strive towards in the future,” Dan said.
The final round of the Super Surf Teams League saw a myriad of winners from all teams battle it out for dominance.
Nicole Kay snuck ahead in the Beach Sprint to take the first points for the Sunshine Coast Marlins.
Champion Beach Sprinter Jackson Symmonds had his work cut out for him as he put everything on the line for the Scarborough Sunsets in the final of the male beach sprint.
Young gun Charlotte Cross took out the top spot in a strong field, the 15-year-old sprinting to cross the line ahead of Scarborough Sunsets Jade Mickle in the female surf race.
“In the warmup we tried to test out the water and see where the best place to come was, and the North was the best so I knew to swim there,” Cross said.
“It’s so good to mix it up with the older girls, it’s preparing me for when I get older and start racing more often.”
Despite lining up this afternoon in his debut for the 2019/20 Nutri-Grain IronMan Series, Zach Morris didn’t waver in his performance and took out the male surf race for the Northern Beaches Rays ahead of NSW Country Dolphin’s Finn Askew.
“I just had to get past those potholes at the start… I’ve got longer legs than the majority of the field I used them to my advantage,” Morris said.
“I held straight in the rip because I saw the girls go the left, they weren’t going straight out to the can, but I could get on the inside of Finn Askew I was getting dragged over.”
Chris King made it a three-peat as he won his third super Surf Team League board race for the Sydney City Sharks.
Despite a shaky start as she missed the handles of her board, Nicole Owen still managed to bring it home for the Central Coast Orcas in the female board race.
Sunshine Coast Marlin Ali Clark set the tone for the female ski race as she edged out Lucinda Kelly who took out the female ski races in rounds one and two.
Jett Kenny also made it a threepeat for his performance in the male ski race cruising through to a third win and top points for the Queensland Canecutters.
Campbell Guthrie and Olivia Heaton put on a clinical performance in the mixed board relay as they secured previous points for the Sunshine Coast Marlins.
In Victoria’s only win of the day, Maddie Hurst and Shane Ryan dominated in the mixed ski relay with the NSW Dolphins hot on their heels.
The Sunshine Coast Marlins took out the last race of the day with points that pushed them into second place ahead of the South Coast Makos.
The final round of the Super Surf Teams League will be broadcast on Fox Sports on Sunday February 2 from 2-4pm AEDT.
Go here for Super Surf Teams League series results.