- 24 March 2014 | Bodyboarding
Ben Veitch has won the opening round of the 2014 Western Australia Bodyboard Titles, at Yallingup.
Waves were scarce, and the event was forced to go mobile in a true "wild west" search for the best waves on offer. Two spots were surfed - a reef and a beach break.
Veitch, from Margaret River, confirmed he's still a force to be reckoned with, defeating Western Australia up and comers George Humphreys and Lewy Finnegan in the Open Men's final.
Despite the small waves, Veitch used his 6-foot plus build to post a solid 13.50 combined total. A last minute ARS wasn't enough for George Humphreys to snatch victory from Veitch.
"I really love competing against mates and hanging out at theses events. I haven't won the Open's in years thanks the Lewy and George so I'm going to savour this victory," underlines Ben Veitch.
In the Drop-Knee division, local legend Joe Jordanoff made a triumphant return to the 2014 Western Australia Bodyboard Titles, after a recent hiatus.
"I've just recently moved home from some time over East and I love surfing the waves around this area. I'm keen to do all the events and maybe have a crack at Nationals again," added Jordanoff.
2014 Western Australia Bodyboard Titles | Round 1 Results:
1. Ben Veitch
2. George Humphreys
3. Lewy Finnegan
4. Kyle Ward
1. Joe Jordanoff
2. Nathan Ducasse
3. Matt Rakich
4. Declan Genge
5. Rory Nelson