THE CORSAIRE AVIATION KING OF THE POINT OFF & RACING FOR 2019
Perth’s premiere surfing tournament, the Corsaire Aviation King of the Point presented by City of Stirling commenced today in small and testing conditions at Trigg Point.
Despite the windswept and shifty waves, some of WA’s best and most exciting surfers converged on the metropolitan beaches, making light work of the 1-2 feet surf on offer.
One of WA’s most prestigious and iconic events, the King of the Point first ran back in 1979 and 40 years on, competitors, supporters and spectators revelled in a true surf festival atmosphere with plenty happening in and out of the water.
Duke Nagtzaam (Yallingup) was the standout performer of the day, dominating the peaky line up and throwing down a series of high-speed and high-voltage turns that saw him post a massive two-wave total of 17.44 (from a possible 20).
Nagtzaam threw down a 9.27 and an 8.17 on his way to the Air Asia Wave of the Day. Nagtzaam who has been competing on the World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) recently was glad to be back home in WA.
“It was a last minute decision to compete in the King of the Point,” said Nagtzaam “I literally touched down yesterday and the waves were actually pretty fun out there, I’m stoked to have found a coupe that held up on the bank.”
Cyrus Cox (Margaret River), Ben Spence (Margaret River), Moses Le Grice (East Fremantle) and Dan Waddell (Yallingup) all locked impressive, but it was none other than former WSL Championship Tour surfer, Taj Burrow (Yallingup) that the crowds hung around to see.
Burrow made the most of the afternoon swells, linking together a chain of flowing and innovative snaps, scoring a 9.17 (from a possible 10) on his way to a heat total of 14.50 (out of a possible 20).
“As a grom I can always remember the King of the Point,” said Burrow who is competing in his maiden event at Trigg Point. “It’s been fun, I love it, it’s nice to settle into Perth for the weekend.”
Coral Durant (Red Bluff), and Emma Cattlin (Yallingup) were the best of the Queen of the Point competitors, with the pair moving directly into the final after winning their round one heats today.
Conditions are forecast to improve for finals tomorrow with heats kicking off from 7am and champions set to be crowned by 4:00pm.
As well as the red-hot surfing action, there was plenty of activities and entertainment for the whole family. A combination of amazing food and refreshing drinks on offer at Canteen and Island Market, surf market stalls, live DJ's, the Air Asia expression sessions, as well as surfboard and skateboard demonstrations plus much, much more.
Surfing WA will be streaming live heat scores and results from the King of the Point so people can to follow the event anywhere on the planet. Be sure to check out www.surfingwalive.com.au
For more information on this or any other WA event be sure to log onto www.surfingwa.com.au and check out all the Surfing WA social media platforms for event updates and information.
About Corsaire Aviation:
Corsaire Aviation operates an aircraft fleet out of a first class hangar based at Jandakot Airport. Visiting extraordinary destinations throughout Western Australia and mainland Australia, an ultimate experience is waiting for you with Corsaire Aviation. Whether you’re looking for an exclusive day of luxury with our Margaret River Heli Wine Tour or Leeuwin Estate Lunch, or a bit of adventure with our Heli Golf and Lunching Experience, Margaret River Day Surf Tour or a Fishing and Eco Tour, we have something to suit everyone. More information at www.corsaireaviation.com.au