Jake Metcalfe: winner of the 2016 Australian Bodyboard Titles | Photo: Surfing Australia

Jake Metcalfe has taken out the 2016 Australian Bodyboard Titles, in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

The Western Australian bodyboarding champion from City Beach prevailed in the season's finals held during the Australian Surf Festival. The event crowned eight new national champions.

Despite the challenging conditions, Metcalfe defeated Lee Wilson, Liam Lucas, and Jessie King in the decisive Open Men's clash by performing an array of rolls and spins scored at 15.35 points.

In the Open Women's division, Queenslander Britt Ladley unloaded her collection of turns to beat two riders from New South Wales: Lauren Tarrent and Zoe Curling. Her total heat score was of 13.60 points.

Western Australia collected two additional trophies: Rory Nelson won the Drop-Knee category, and Matt Hanks prevailed in the Cadets (Under 16); Queensland followed with Adam Keegan conquering the Masters (Over 35), and Justin Becker taking out the Grand Masters (Over 45).

Liam Lucas and Buzz Van Der Waal made sure New South Wales kept two national titles in the Juniors (Under 18) and Grommets (Under 14), respectively.

2016 Australian Bodyboard Titles | Champions

Open Men: Jake Metcalfe (City Beach, WA)
Open Women: Britt Ladley (Mermaid Waters, Qld)
Grommets (Under-14): Buzz Van Der Waal (Kingscliff, NSW)
Cadets (Under-16): Matt Hanks (Falcon, WA)
Juniors (Under-18): Liam Lucas (Clovelly, NSW)
Open Drop Knee: Rory Nelson (Cape Burney, WA)
Masters (Over-35): Adam Keegan (Marcoola, Qld)
Grand Masters (Over-45): Justin Becker (Mudgeeraba, Qld)

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