TOP FIELD OF COMPETITORS CONVERGE ON TRIGG FOR THE THE CORSAIRE AVIATION KING OF THE POINT
Perth's premiere surf event is set to return to the Trigg Point this weekend, with the Corsaire Aviation King of the Point presented by the City of Stirling attracting some of Western Australia's best and most exciting surfers.
Surfing has a rich history along the metropolitan beaches, with the waves off Trigg Point launching the careers of many of WA’s very best surfers over the years.
The King of the Point first ran at Trigg back in 1979 and boasts an impressive honour roll of past winners including Mike McAullife (Margaret River), Dave Macaulay (Gracetown), Jake Paterson (Yallingup), Luke Campbell (Margaret River), Claire Bevilacqua (Yallingup) and Jacob Willcox (Margaret River) to name a few.
The Corsaire Aviation King of the Point will see surfers from right across WA battle it out for $10k in cash and prizes, as well as highly sought after position into the trials for the World Surf League (WSL) Margaret River Pro for the Men’s and Women’s winners.
Jano Belo (Margaret River), the reigning King of the Point is looking forward to defending his crown after an impressive performance saw him finish aloft the throne in 2017.
“I’m really looking forward to competing again at Trigg,” said Belo who is currently in NSW watching his friends compete in the WQS events in Sydney. “Five days ago I got 10 stitches removed from my foot so I’m excited to be back in the water and each day my foot feels better. The King of the Point is a great event and my two young boys love it too.”
Another former winner that will surely headline competition this weekend is Luke Campbell (Margaret River). The former Trigg local and 2015 event champion will draw upon his years of experience at the Point and is looking forward to competing for the first time in 2018.
“I've been surfing out there since I was six years old in all kinds of conditions,” said Campbell. “The field of surfers who are set to compete is really exciting and this for sure one of my favourite events of the year.”
Other surfers to keen an eye on this weekend include Kael Walsh (Yallingup), Finn Cox (Margaret River), Max Marsden (Geraldton), Jethro Hedstrom (Margaret River) and Gracetown brother Ben and Jed Gradisen.
While local hopes lay with metro based surfers Jake Edwards (Cottesloe), Moses Le Grice (East Fremantle), Alex McGuffin (Bicton), and Nick Muntz (Trigg).
An impressive group of young ladies will also be out to get their hands on the crown in the Queen of the Point division. April McPherson (Mandurah), Coral Durant (Carnarvon), Taiana Duncan (Kalbarri) and Holly Minter (Albany) are amongst the strong field of surfers taking part this weekend.
Surfing WA is thrilled to again be partnering with Corsaire Aviation for this iconic cult event.
“Corsaire is proud to be supporting King of the Point,” said company founder Luke Wyllie. “We love working with Surfing WA and being part of the community lifestyle that this event represents.”
City of Stirling Mayor, Mark Irwin said it was always a treat for the City to play host to Surfing WA’s King of the Point contest where the state’s surfing royalty would be crowned.
“Surfing is such an exciting sport, as you never really know what might happen when those waves come rushing in, and I think that’s a big part of its appeal,” he said. “Add to that the prestige of the King of the Point being able to attract some of the state’s best surfers and you have an exciting two-day event sure to captivate spectators.”
Mayor Irwin encouraged young people, families, beachgoers and anyone interested in seeing a thrilling surfing contest unfold to get along to Trigg Point and support the event.
“We have incredible beaches here in the City, and the King of the Point is a great opportunity to showcase the cream of the surfing crop as well as our beautiful coastline,” he said.
Surfing WA Events Manager Justin Majeks is looking forward to rolling out the biggest and best surfing event on the metropolitan beaches.
“We're super excited to be hosting this prestigious event on Perth's best surfing beach,” said Majeks. “Thanks to the support of our key partners Corsaire and the City of Stirling, we're able to promote the rich history of this event and the future stars of the sport.”
There will be plenty of action both in and out of the water with heaps of activities and entertainment for the whole family all weekend long. As well as exciting surfing matchups, there will be amazing food and refreshing drinks on offer at Canteen and Island Market, surf market stalls, live DJ's, surf and skate demonstrations, interactive gaming and a Firewire Surfboards expression sessions.
Summer surf conditions are forecast for the weekend, with small but clean swell set to greet surfers from 7:00am Saturday, with finals to be held on Sunday.
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.asn.au
Surfing WA reminds all our travelling competitors and families of the dangers of sending a text message or using a mobile phone while behind the wheel. The #NoTxtNoWrecks message is supported by our road safety partner RAC.
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