Jake Paterson Wins Margaret River Classic

The 32nd annual Margaret River Classic came alive again on November 02nd – 04th, testing local underground surfers and Western Australia’s most experienced surfing talents who are not presently on the World Tour over three days of competition in tough 2ft to 3ft surf conditions.

The news article “Jake Paterson Takes Out Margaret River Classic” has full details on the 2012 Margaret River Classic. It says the following: “The three competition days offered challenging 2-3ft surfing conditions and more than 120 entries were taken across six age divisions and two novelty divisions. Together, WA’s surfing community celebrated grass roots sport at one of WA’s premier surfing venues, Surfers Point.” http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au/story/752100/jake-paterson-takes-out-margaret-river-classic/

Organised by the Margaret River Boardriders Club together with Surfing Western Australia and Bay Boardriders Club, the voluntary driven event attracted massive community involvement and competitive rivalry across a very wide age demographic with contestants aged between 13 and 65 years of age.

After a year’s pause because of a fire hit coastal area and lack of community support, the competition was proudly supported by sponsors such as Super Advice Services, Settlers Tavern, Gravy Design, Margaret River Sign Co, Beach Life Surfshop, River Fresh IGA, the town of Margaret River and the surf industries’ top brands.

The blue ribbon Open Men’s division was closely contested with former Pipe Master winner Jake Paterson beating Aussie junior champion Creed McTaggart, former Eddie Aikau Wiamea big wave champion Paul Paterson and twice Classic champion Tom Innes thanks to a knee jerking air-floater combo during the final moments of the final.

“It’s great to have won this event for the second time since I was a junior. The conditions were also mushy and stormy the first time I took it out years ago,”┬ánoted Paterson, adding, “We are so lucky to live in WA, we are spoilt for waves in the South West and live in the best place in the world. I have travelled all over during my time competing on the World Tour so trust me, I know!”

Meanwhile, Josh Burke of Margaret River took out the U21 Pro Junior division

The Margaret River Boardriders Club will now focus its attention on the upcoming championship events with a junior event planned for November 11th and another open event scheduled for November 17th in Prevelly. The club will later play host to the final championship junior and re-open in Gracetown in December.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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