2017 Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles Results

29 May 2017 0

Divisional winners; Robbie Page, Summer Simon, Otis Carey, Tom Avery & Finn Hill

Divisional winners; Robbie Page, Summer Simon, Otis Carey, Tom Avery & Finn Hill

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Summer Simon and Otis Carey have claimed back-to-back Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles over the weekend at Bells Beach on the traditional land of the Wada Wurrung people. 

Conditions were crisp in the 2-3 foot range at the iconic Bells Beach for the duration of the weekend. The countries top Indigenous surfers made their way down to the Victorian Surfcoast for their annual gathering. In 2017 the titles extended to a junior boys and girls division that Surfing Victoria was stoked to include in the program.

In the Open Women's division, 15-year-old Summer Simon of Port Kembla in NSW rose to the occasion and took home her third event title as she continues to surf beyond her years locking in an 18.5 final score ahead of Jasmine McCorquodale. Simon also took home the Junior Girls division ahead of a talented field of girls. “I am just overwhelmed with the win," She said. "To get my highest ever heat total here in some great waves at Bells Beach is incredible.”

In the Open Men's final Otis Carey defeated up-and-comer Finn Hill (who won the Junior Boys title) to take his second title home since 2014. He reflected on the importance of the annual event and the sense of community and belonging it creates as people make their way from as far away as Western Australia to compete. 

“It's cool to win the event again, but for me the biggest thing is just being here at the event.” He said. “It has been two years since I won my last title, and that is a true testament to how strong the field at this event is every year."

FINAL RESULTS:

Open Men
1st Otis Carey
2nd Finn Hill

Open Women
1st Summer Simon
2nd Jasmine McCorquodale
3rd Jarrah Clarke
4th Amber Harrison

Longboard
1st Tom Avery
2nd Robbie Page
3rd Rhys Collins
4th Jarrod Black

Masters Men
1st Robbie Page
2nd Rhys Collins
3rd Scott Winch
4th Mark Simon

Junior Boys presented by Corangamite CMA
1st Finn Hill
2nd Taj Simon
3rd Rohnin Henry-Micale
4th Zach Molony

Junior Girls presented by Corangamite CMA
1st Summer Simon
2nd Jasmin McCorquodale
3rd Jarah Clarke
4th Bohdi Simon
5th Amber Harrison

Summer Simon in her Open Women's Final, Photo by Surfing Victoria

Summer Simon in her Open Women's Final, Photo by Surfing Victoria

Otis Carey in the Open Men's Final, Photo by Surfing Victoria

Otis Carey in the Open Men's Final, Photo by Surfing Victoria


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