Making waves in the west

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Scores on the board: Sarsha Pancic handles the Margaret River waves with aplomb. Picture: Elley Harrison/Surfing Victoria

BLAIRGOWRIE’S Sarsha Pancic came in the under-14 girls division at Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Margaret River, 30 November-7 December.

The Victorian team won the event for the first time with members including Sara Hickson and Lucas Hickson, of Rye, and Willem Watson, of Shoreham. They were among 28 Victorian juniors in the seven-day event at local break Surfers Point. It was chosen as the primary event location because it has the most consistent and reliable waves in the region. It is also home to the WSL Margaret River Pro.

Surfing Victoria’s Elley Harrison said the main break Margaret River was a “summer swell magnet which can deal with a variety of conditions and handles the prevailing afternoon sea breeze as well as any other wave along the coast”.

Individual divisions included under14, 16 and 18 age groups as well as Allstars and MR Shield Schools divisions.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 24 December 2019

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