Dave Winchester triumphs at the Jeff Wilcox Memorial 2015

July 28, 2015 | Bodyboarding
Dave Winchester: champagne shower

Dave Winchester has conquered the Jeff Wilcox Memorial 2015, in Forster, New South Wales, Australia.

The late Jeff Wilcox is smiling. The level of riding hasn't stopped increasing since the first event held 15 years ago. Today, the competition attracts the stars of Australian bodyboarding, as well as the talented groms of the future.

The Open Men's final had John Cruikshank, Dave Winchester, Sam Bennett and Shayden Schrader fighting for the coveted title. The young Schrader opened the heat with an 8.70, but Bennett quickly answered with reverse roll. However, Winchester had other plans and made sure the trophy was going his way. Again.

The girls were fired up in the Open Women's division. A couple of 6.17 waves confirmed Jane Kell's supremacy over Sam Gillett, Emma Cobb and Shauna Gillet. The always exciting Drop-Knee competition crowned Gary Thatcher, while Shayden Schrader and Shaun Peterson stole the Junior and Master divisions, respectively.

The Jeff Wilcox Memorial is one of the longest running independent bodyboarding contests in Australia.

Jeff Wilcox Memorial 2015 | Champions

Junior Men: Shayden Schrader
Masters: Shaun Peterson
Women: Jane Keel
Dropknee: Gary Thatcher
Open Men: Dave Winchester